County of Fresno

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Riley Talford

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News

Mayday-Save the Date

Join SEIU Local 521 members and various community partners, elected officials and faith leaders as we honor International Workers’ Day in Downtown Fresno.

This #MayDay join us in honoring labor with our brothers and sisters from various unions and community organizations as they continue to fight for workers’ rights and preserve a high quality of life for our community.

Print and distribute the flyer: Mayday-Save the Date (PDF)

Fresno County Strong #MayDay Our Workers | Our Community

Tuesday May 1, 2018
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Press Conference & Rally)
Court House Park, 1100 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA 93721

Please RSVP at (559) 447-2579 or liane.mazzella@seiu521.org

Fresno County Contract Negotiations Update #3FC Bargaining Team 2018

URGENCY for Workers URGENCY for our Communities
NO URGENCY from the County

Your bargaining team presented opening proposals to the County and there is NO URGENCY from the County to reach an agreement. We have yet to come to any agreement on our opening proposals which address your concerns over wages and benefits; some have been outright rejected.

Investing in our workforce ensures we can provide quality services to our community. There is an urgent need for the County to invest in our communities and our workers.

TAKE ACTION!

There is an URGENT need for the County to invest in workers.  Our Community needs are also URGENT.

Purple Up Days! 
Unity Breaks at worksites on Monday
Click here to view or print flyer: Fresno Negotations Update #3 Apr. 11.18 (PDF)

FCERA

Thank you for electing Riley Talford and John Adams to our Fresno County Employees Retirement Association Board! 

The results are in! With your help SEIU members Riley Talford and John Adams have been elected to leadership positions on our FCERA Board – the race was close, with John Adams winning by only one vote. Every single vote truly counted in this election; thank you for voting to protect our retirement!
As front-line workers themselves, Riley and John are committed to putting your interests first and protecting our retirement. They plan to implement wise investment strategies to fund our retirement and will foster a culture of transparency and open communication between FCERA and Fresno County workers.
This victory is proof that when we stick together, we win. The FCERA election is just the beginning – as a union, our next step is to bargain for a new employee contract that invests in the frontline workers that serve Fresno County. Let’s carry this unity forward into 2018!

Members Ratify New Healthcare Contributions!

The Bargaining Team conducted a meet and confer regarding your healthcare and secured an additional contribution of $10 per pay period for employees on the Employee only plan and an additional $15 per pay period for employees on the Dependent/Spouse plan.  After a long voting process, members overwhelmingly ratified with a yes vote.

The Bargaining Team appreciates your participation and looks forward to working with you in upcoming negotiations to secure a great contract.


Fresno County BOS commits to investing in our community
Click here to view or print flyer: Fresno County BOS Community Flyer 9.25.17 (PDF)

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Chapter Meetings & Events

Coalinga Regional Center Worksite Meeting
Date:  Monday, April 23
Time:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Coalinga Regional Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to (559) 447-2579.

Join us in Unity Break
Date:  Wednesday, April 25
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Barton Park – Behind Barton Building
Come out during your scheduled break or lunch.
Lunch will be provided.  Click here to view the list of shop stewards to RSVP to:  FC TWR Unity Break DSS Barton Bldg-Park 4.23.18(PDF)


Contract Action Team Meeting
Come be part of the plan to win a fair contract that gives us fair wages and affordable benefits.  

Date:  Monday, April 23
Time:  6:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Union Office, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno

Agenda:

  • Update on Negotiations from the Bargaining Team
  • Planning for Unity Breaks to Support Negotiations

Please RSVP to (559) 447-2579 or to: corina.platas@seiu521.org


Heritage Center Worksite Meeting
Date:  Thursday, April 26
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Heritage Center, 3133 N. Millbrook – Courtyard
Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to (559) 447-2579.

Unit 4 EW Membership Meeting
Date:  Friday, April 27
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Main Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Henry Lopez, EW Shop Steward at Main Building or to (559) 447-2579.
Click here to view or print flyer: FC Membership Meeting Main Bldg 4.27.18(PDF)

 

General Membership Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 22
Time: 6:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. dinner
Location: Union office, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno

Future Meeting Dates:  Aug. 21 | Nov. 13

Please RSVP your attendance at (559) 447-2579 or to: liane.mazzella@seiu521.org

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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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Fresno County Officers

Elected At Large
President – Riley Talford
1st Vice President – Alysia Bonner
Secretary – Denise Holland
Treasurer – Alex Betancourt
Chief Shop Steward – James Hackett

Fresno County Officers Elected By Division
Unit 3 Social Workers Vice President – Steven Ridley
Unit 3 Social Workers Recorder – Yolanda Reyes
Unit 3 Social Workers Senior Shop Steward – vacant

Unit 3 Behavioral Health Composite – vacant
Unit 3 Social Workers Recorder – vacant
Unit 3 Social Workers Senior Shop Steward – vacant

Unit 4 Eligibility Workers Vice President – Patricia Strattman-Clay
Unit 4 Eligibility Workers Recorder – Anna Moreno
Unit 4 Eligibility Workers Senior Shop Steward – Michael Renteria

Unit 4 Job Specialists Vice President – Lorenzo Lambaren
Unit 4 Job Specialists Recorder – vacant
Unit 4 Job Specialists Senior Shop Steward – Raquel Vidal

Unit 12 Clerical Vice President – Emma Lee Pierce
Unit 12 Clerical Recorder – vacant
Unit 12 Clerical Senior Shop Steward – vacant

Unit 12 Paramedical, Building & Service Employees Vice President – Rogenia Cox
Unit 12 Paramedical, Building & Service Employees Recorder – Martha Marron
Unit 12 Paramedical, Building & Service Employees Senior Shop Steward – vacant

Unit 22 Professional & Technical Vice President – John Adams
Unit 22 Professional & Technical Recorder – vacant
Unit 22 Professional & Technical Senior Shop Steward – vacant

Unit 36 Supervisory Vice President – John Jasper
Unit 36 Supervisory Recorder – Sheryl Robledo
Unit 36 Supervisory Senior Shop Steward – Sandra Hearnes

Fresno County Chapter Leadership Structure (PDF)

Chapter Contracts

Applies to all or more than one unit:
Fresno County Addendum Health Insurance 10.20.17 (PDF)
Fresno County Addendum – Agency Shop & Non-Germaine Objector’s Fee 10.19.16 (PDF)
Fresno County Addendum – Employee Grievance Resolution Procedure December 2016 (PDF)
Fresno County Bylaws Ratified January 2016 (PDF)
Fresno County Units 3, 4, 12, 22, 36 Side-letter Voluntary Term Life Insurance (PDF)
Tentative Agreement for Fresno County Units 3, 4, 12, 22, 36 Addendum to MOU for Health Insurance (PDF)

Unit 3 – Social Worker Association:
Fresno County Unit 3 MOU 7.20.15 – 7.29.18 (PDF)

Unit 4 – Eligibility Workers and Job Specialists:
Fresno County Unit 4 MOU 7.20.15 – 7.29.18 (PDF)

Unit 12  Clerical & Technical
Fresno County Unit 12 MOU 7.20.15 – 7.29.18 (PDF)

Unit 22  Professional & Technical
Fresno County Unit 22 MOU 7.20.15 – 7.29.18 (PDF)

Unit 36 – Supervisors:
Fresno County Unit 36 MOU 7.20.15 – 7.29.18 (PDF)

County of Fresno News Archive

2017:
Fresno County Chapter General Membership Meeting Minutes 10.10.17 (PDF)
FCERA Town Hall Meeting 9.20.17 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter August-September 2017 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter July 2017 (PDF)
FC BOS Approves Salary Increases (PDF)
BVH EPO Plan FAQ Flyer 6.2.17 (PDF)
FC Nomination and Acceptance Form Due 8.11.17 (PDF)
FC Election Timeline Flyer (PDF)
BVH Study Session 8.5.17 (PDF)
FC Nomination and Acceptance Form Due 8.11.17 (PDF)
FC Membership Meeting DSS, APS, SRC 7.20.17 (PDF)
BVH Report of SJVIA Meeting Flyer 7.13.17 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter April 2017 (PDF)
FC EPO Plan Meeting 6.20.17 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter March 2017 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter February 2017 (PDF)
BVH Report of SJVIA Meeting Flyer 2.28.17 (PDF)
BVH Coalition Meeting Agenda 2.28.17 (PDF)
New TAs for Fresno County
The Fresno Bee has our healthcare story
Members overwhelmingly vote to ratify TAs!
SJVIA will not freeze Kaiser enrollment in 2017
Tentative Agreement for Fresno County Units 3, 4, 12, 22, 36 Meet and Confer (PDF)
Tentative Agreement for Fresno County Units 3, 4, 12, 22, 36 Grievance (PDF)
Fresno County Healthcare Rate Worksheet (PDF)
We have a Tentative Agreement on Healthcare!
Tentative Agreement for Fresno County Units 3, 4, 12, 22, 36 Addendum to MOU for Health Insurance (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter January 2017 (PDF)

2016:
Click here for an archive of negotiations updates.  Click here for more news.
HBAC Wellness Subcommittee Meeting Minutes 12.6.16 (PDF)
SJVIA Avoidable ER Visits (PDF)
Plan Year 2017 Changes Summary 1.3.17 (PDF)
HBAC Meeting Minutes 1.24.17 (PDF)
Better Valley Health Survey for 521 Members
Fresno County Newsletter December 2016 (PDF)
FC Member to Member Flyer (PDF)
Fresno County Units 3, 4, 12 & 22 Contract Reopener Survey (PDF)
Fresno County DSS Workplace Survey (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter November 2016 (PDF)
Fresno County Chapter Meeting Minutes 11.15.16 (PDF)
FC Membership Meeting 11.15.16 (PDF)
SJVIA Healthcare Update – April 29, 2016 (PDF)
Fresno County Budget Hearings (PDF)
SJVIA Update – June 30, 2016 (PDF)
SJVIA Update – June 9, 2016 (PDF)
Understaffing is a Public Safety Issue (PDF)
Three Rivers Leadership Summit (PDF)
SJVIA Update – May 16, 2016 (PDF)
Fresno County Chapter Meeting Minutes 11.15.16 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter September 2016 (PDF)
FC, BOS Rally 10.11.16 (PDF)
Fresno County Newsletter July 2016 (PDF)
Fresno County Chapter Meeting Minutes 3.8.16 (PDF)
Fresno County Chapter Meeting Minutes 1.12.16 (PDF)
FC Public Health Dept. Brix Building Meeting 3.7 & 3.21.16 (PDF)
FC County Plaza 3.16.16
 (PDF)

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