City of Santa Cruz

We represent nearly 455 workers at the City of Santa Cruz.

April 4, 2016

Brothers and Sisters:

On March 30th  SEIU 521 members ratified the Tentative Agreement reached on March 24th  with a unanimous City of Santa Cruz Temps100% vote of approval by the members.

This is a start, the beginning of paving the road to wage recovery for all City Temp workers in order to provide a true living wage for our lowest paid workers and a pathway to job permanency by investing in the workforce to provide quality permanent full time jobs that help strengthen our community.

Many thanks to the bargaining team; Ashlyn Adams, Kathleen Aston and Leslie Auerbach for their hard work, passion and dedication to the bargaining process. You are all great leaders!

To City members Temp and Perm, Congratulations to all of you for stepping up to fight together and for supporting the Bargaining team, it was greatly appreciated.

Special shout out to Kyle Pachet, thanks for your help.

Solidarity is strength!

In Unity,

SEIU 521 City of Santa Cruz Temp Bargaining Team and SEIU 521 staff

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521 honors fallen police officers Region 2 in Action – Volume 3, May 2012 (PDF)
Santa Cruz City Watchdog, May 2012 (PDF)
Santa Cruz City Watchdog, March 2012 (PDF)
Santa Cruz City Watchdog, Sept. 2011 (PDF)
Region 2 in Action – Volume 2, July 2011 (PDF)
Library board OK’s staffing change, without staff input
Against the will of library employees and community members, the Santa Cruz library board approved a new staffing plan Oct. 3, 2011 that will replace permanent staff with temporary workers. Oct. 2, 2011 |
Opinion by Rene Belling: Library reorganization deserves more discussion Sept. 30, 2011 |
Photo album: Making signs for the Santa Cruz Libraries rally Sept. 27, 2011 |
In the News: Library board meets ahead of vote on layoffs: Union wants more public input before decision Santa Cruz City Watchdog, Aug. 2011 (PDF)
City workers to defend Social Security for temps (Jul. 26, 2011)
City of Santa Cruz workers and community groups challenge Santa Cruz City Council to defend Social Security benefits for temporary employees.
Santa Cruz City Watchdog, Sept. 2011 (PDF)
Region 2 in Action – Volume 2, July 2011 (PDF)
Santa Cruz City Watchdog, July 2011 (PDF)
Santa Cruz City Watchdog, May 2011 (PDF)
Region 2 in Action, April 2011 (PDF)
Santa Cruz City Scoop, Feb. 2011 (PDF)

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