Region 4: Fresno & Madera

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The Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association (FCERA) Board makes the decision on retirement benefits for Fresno County employees. You have the power to elect individuals onto that board.

SEIU Local 521 Fresno County Members Support Riley Talford and John Adams for FCERA. Riley and John have professional experience in money management and strong track records of proven leadership and transparency – they will put your interests as workers first!

Be sure to vote Riley Talford for the General Full Term Seat and John Adams for the General Partial Term Seat.

Ballots will be mailed to your home on October 23, 2017.  Follow the instructions carefully, and return your ballots as soon as possible to the Fresno County Elections Office.  Last day to vote is November 16.



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Latino and Women’s Caucus Accepting Donations for the Homeless Community Outreach Events

  • Blankets
  • Men’s Clothing (Jeans/Sweats)
  • Men’s Shoes/Socks
  • Men’s Jackets
  • Women’s Clothing
  • Women’s Shoes/Socks
  • Women’s Jackets
  • Travel Size Toiletries

Click here to view flyer: Latino & Womens Caucus Main Campus Homeless Donations 11.7.17 (PDF)

Tuesday, Nov. 7
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch and drinks provided)
Main Campus (Behind Commissary Building)

Volunteers need for our next Feed the Homeless Challenge on Sunday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 10 at Ventura & G Street, Fresno

For More Information or to RSVP, please contact:
Francis Coronado (559) 803-1597
Dawn Gallegos (559) 392-2377
Jennifer Jensen (559) 704-8384
Lorenzo Lambaren at
Diana Vasquez at
SEIU 521 Union office (559) 447-2560

Regional Leadership Summit
Great energy and enthusiasm at the Leadership Summit in Fresno. We are ready to rise together!


AB 1250
At the last count, in 2012, $34 billion in open contracts were on the state’s books. Libraries and schools have been brought under the same, sensible transparency, accountability and performance standards without impinging on agencies’ ability to outsource. There is simply no justification for counties to be able to operate in the shadows. Central Valley taxpayers deserve the protections in AB 1250.
Read the rest of Henry Lopez’s letter here.

Members Stop the ER Copay Increase
Our success continues to grow as the San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority (SJVIA) board voted to take no action on increasing Emergency Room Co-pays for thousands of workers covered under the Anthem Plans.
Click here for details.

New TAs for Fresno County
We have a number of new TAs in Fresno County. Members in Bargaining Unit 36 have a better process to sign up for overtime and the County will continue to follow California minimum wage laws.

Jennifer Jensen

Welcome to the Region 4 section. Jennifer Jensen is our Region 4 Vice President. Region 4 covers workers in both Fresno and Madera counties. We represent approximately 7,300 workers combined within 14 different chapters, including city workers, county workers, schools workers and much more. Take a look around the site and learn more about your contract; your chapter leadership; and important meetings and events that are coming up. Thank you.

Meet SEIU 521 Local-wide Officers, Executive Delegates, and Trustees (2016–2019)

Better Valley Health Survey for 521 Members

A Health Survey for SEIU members in the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno County, Tulare County, Kings County, City of Hanford, Kings Superior Courts, Fresno Superior Courts, First Student Chapter, Student Transportation of America, City of Wasco)
The San Joaquin Valley is a challenging environment for health and healthcare. As union members, we are at the forefront of working to improve quality-of-life standards for our communities, but as workers we face our own personal health-related issues. This brief survey is designed as the first step to help assess how workers feel about their health/health care coverage and identify wellness programs that could promote better health outcomes.
Take the survey now!

Children Over Politics
Children Over Politics
Do you have a child who could learn and be passionate about something meaningful? Maybe you know a young person who would benefit from volunteering? If so, we are looking for the future of the labor movement between the ages of 15-25 to engage in our new youth advocacy group called Children Over Politics.
Read more

SEIU 521 Members Deserve a Fair Election

Coming together, and fighting strong together, SEIU Local 521 members in Fresno County were able to secure a contract that puts us back on the road to recovery after years of cuts.

The election of Bargaining Unit 2 over the past month had serious flaws and errors and we will be filing charges with PERB to contest the results.  Read more.

Steward Workshops

Steward Workshops
SEIU Local 521’s Education & Training Committee is proud to sponsor Steward Workshop series. Our union is growing. With the help of our dedicated members and shop stewards, SEIU Local 521 will continue to direct the power of our union back into the workplace where it belongs. Any SEIU 521 member can attend these free trainings. Sign up now!

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Union Offices in Region 4: Fresno

Chapters in Fresno County:

Central California Legal Services
Coalinga, City of
First Student
Fresno Area Substitute Teachers (FASTA)
Fresno County (All Units)
Fresno Retirees
Fresno Superior Court (Units 6 & 15)
Fresno Unified School District (FUSD)
Fresno Housing Authority
Laid-Off Workers
Riverdale Joint Unified School District

Chapters in Madera County:

Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC)
Laid-Off Workers
Madera County (COMPA & SEMC)

Union Offices in Region 4:

5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: (559) 447-2560 | Fax: (559) 261-9308 | RSVP: (559) 447-2579

Events in Region 4:

Unless specified, all meetings and events take place at SEIU Local 521, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno (Between Olive & McKinley, off Peach)
RSVP: or (559) 447-2579.

Steward Trainings:
Fresno, Merced and Modesto

Fresno Executive Board Meetings

Caucuses & Committees Monthly Meetings

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