City of Santa Cruz

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

Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.

Region 2 Steward Commitment 2014
A message to all our stewards in region 2 from Matt Nathanson, Region 2 Vice President: “We are launching our Region 2 Steward Commitment 2014 Process. All stewards in our region are being mailed a copy of the Steward Policy and nomination form. Please read and sign the policy, and complete nomination form if you wish to continue your Steward role.”
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President: Doris Henry,, 420-4232
Vice-President: Cathy Escobar,, 420-6109

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We apologize, we are currently updating the City of Santa Cruz Chapter Steward List.


Please contact Christopher Cox, SEIU Local 521 Contract Enforcement Specialist if you need assistance finding a Steward.
Office: (831) 824-9268

Bargaining Team

Eric Bumgarner from Waste Water Mains
Cathy Escobar from Public Works parking office
Doris Henry – City Chapter President
Ted Rossiter from Information Technology
Leslie Auerbach and Rene Belling from the Library
Dustin Holtzclaw from Water Production
Jane Kotila from the Finance Dept.
Benjamin Mairs from Louden Nelson Center

Chapter Contract(s)

City of Santa Cruz MOU – Jul. 6, 2013 to Jul. 3, 2015 (PDF-Searchable)
Contract – City of Santa Cruz-Temps MOU – June 26, 2010 – April 8, 2016 (PDF-Searchable)
Bylaws – City of Santa Cruz (PDF)
City of Santa Cruz 2013 Tentative Agreement Summary (PDF)

Chapter News Archive

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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