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Tentative Agreement Passed!

Monterey County, the votes are in: On August 1st, 85% of you voted in favor of the master contract language in the tentative agreement.

Individual units also voted in favor of the contract language specific to their unit:
Unit J: 85% – Yes
Unit K: 87% – Yes
Unit H: 83% – Yes
Unit F: 75% – Yes
Temps: 71% – Yes

Together, we stood UNITED to FIGHT and WIN a fair contract! This agreement is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of your bargaining team and all of our members who rallied, spoke at the board of supervisors, petitioned and showed visible support for their union and for a strong contract.  This contract prioritizes frontline workers and ensures that Monterey County workers are recognized for the valuable services you provide.

View the full contract and summaries.

The contract has already been ratified by the Board of Supervisors and is effective immediately. Members can expect to see the first salary increase reflected in their paycheck on August 26.  While we will continue to work hard to push the county to improve working conditions, this three-year contract is a good start in the right direction.


We represent nearly 5,000 workers at the County of Monterey.

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Monterey County Bargaining Updates

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Chapter Meetings & Events

Chapter Meeting
When:  Third Wednesday of each month at 5:45 p.m.
Where:  SEIU Local 521 Office, 334 Monterey Street in Salinas

Monterey County Chapter Meeting Agenda – August 17, 2016 (PDF)



Steward Training

Winning a fair contract is only half the fight. The other half is holding management accountable & makiing sure they live up to their promises – that’s where our Union Stewards come in.

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Monthly Worksite Meetings:

Health Department, 1270 Natividad Road
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Whitney Rooms A & B

Government Center, 168 W. Alisal Street in Salinas
When: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Pinnacles Room, 1st Floor

The Quad, 1000 S. Main Street, Salinas
When:  2nd Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Suite 110

713 La Guardia Social Services Office
When:  3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Break Room

Laurel Yard, 855 E. Laurel Drive
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Building C

King City DSS, 116 Broadway Street, King City
When:  4th Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Vendome Room

Natividad Medical Center, Meetings by Unit
Please contact Miguel Sauceda at (831) 784-2575 to schedule a meeting for your unit.

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CED Victories

Monterey County Rally

We showed the county we’re ready to #UniteFightWin!

We had a huge turnout at our rally on March 15 and we showed management and the board that we are UNITED, and ready to FIGHT and WIN for for a strong contract that will benefit frontline workers and our community.

Click here for videos, photos and more info.

SEIU 521 Steward, Local Hero

SEIU 521 Steward Cathy Stanley is a local hero in Watsonville. Earlier this month, she came across a car accident and took action that was above-and-beyond the call-of-duty.
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Are our county jobs for sale?

That’s the direction Mark Mariscal, Monterey County Parks Department Director, seems to be headed and our elected officials – the board of supervisors – aren’t doing anything to stop him.


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