County of Santa Cruz

We represent nearly 1,428 workers at the County of Santa Cruz.

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MemberLink, a Secure Website for Our Members

We launched MemberLink, a secure website for our union members.

It’s user friendly and includes our union contract, exclusive union member benefits, specific chapter news displayed on our own home page, a list of contacts if you have an issue at work, the ability to RSVP for meetings and trainings, and basic grievance information. Register now!

Make sure you have your SEIU 521 Union Member ID ready, so that it’s faster to register (Option 1 ONLY). If you don’t know your Member ID, contact your SEIU 521 union office.

You can also register by entering the last four digits of your employee number and selecting your employer (“County – Santa Cruz” under Option 2 ONLY).

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Localwide News

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OSHA Files Safety Complaint Against Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County Management Interferes with Patient’s Medical Care by Denying Time-off Request

Santa Cruz County Loses Challenge to Stewards’ Release Time

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Chapter News Archive

Chapter Meetings & Events

County of Santa Cruz Chapter Meetings

Second Thursday of every month
6:00 p.m.
SEIU Local 521 – Union Hall
517 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Steward Training Workshops

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

Meet a Steward – Alan Lamb

Alan Lamb

Chapter News

Santa Cruz County Workers’ Voice

Santa Cruz Workers’ Voice – September 2017 (PDF)

Santa Cruz Workers’ Voice – February 2017 (PDF)


Santa Cruz County Bargaining Updates

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Chapter News Archive


Chapter Leadership

County Chapter Officers
President: Will Forest
Vice-President: Vacant
Recorder: Madeleine Clyde
Chief Steward: Jim Heaney

County Chapter Board of Directors

Lorna Jean Buchanan, Retiree Representative
Madeleine Clyde
Clementina Cruz
Cindy de Santos
Todd Guin
Brian Pereira
Steve Scott
Cheryl Williams

Negotiating Team
Alan Lamb
Mary Ann LoBalbo
Will Forest
Cheryl Williams
Theresia Rogerson
Michael Fernwood
Stacey Lake
Tom King
Carmen Potro

Chapter Stewards
Madeleine Clyde – Child Support
Jim Heaney – Planning
Alan Lamb – HSA
Cheryl Williams – Clerk of the Board (COB)
Jim Safranek – HSA
Brian Pereira – HSD
Vincent Webb – HSD
Maria Espinoza – Child Support
Alma Ruiz – Child Support
Leslie Smith – Information Services
Kyle Taylor – Sheriff Department
Barbara Bernie – HSD
Maria Heredia – HSA
Tom King – General Services
Rosa Madrigal-Guzman – HSA
Helen Meline – HSA
Theresia Rogerson – HSA
Diana Verastica – HSD
Yvette Herrera – HSD

Chapter Contract(s)

Contract – County of Santa Cruz MOU – Sept. 24, 2016 – Sept. 18, 2020 (PDF-Searchable)
County of Santa Cruz MOU Side Letter Agreement Appendix A (PDF)
County of Santa Cruz General Representation Retiree Matrix (PDF)
County of Santa Cruz Bylaws (PDF)



Files in PDF format

The Worker’s Voice: Santa Cruz County Newsletter, February 2017

County of Santa Cruz Workers’ Voice March 2016
County of Santa Cruz Workers’ Voice February 2016


Chapter Meeting Agenda and Minutes

July 12, 2012 Chapter Meeting Agenda (PDF)
June 14, 2012 Chapter Meeting Agenda (PDF)
May 10, 2012 Chapter Meeting Agenda (PDF)
April 12, 2012 Chapter Meeting Agenda (PDF)
March 8, 2012 Chapter Meeting Agenda (PDF)

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