Did you know that we have a vote to choose which candidates our union supports for elected office? It’s our choice. Don’t miss your chance to have a say.
Over the next two months, SEIU Local 221 will be holding meetings with political candidates to ask questions and discuss priorities. This is a chance for Local 221 members to hear from the elected officials whose decisions will impact our jobs, our neighborhoods and our families’ futures – and to shape the outcome of their elections. SEIU will be making endorsements in these important races, and these town halls are our time to make our voices heard.
Below is a list of the meetings that will be taking place in August and September:
It’s important that local politicians see SEIU Local 221 members as their constituents and active participants in government and politics. Political action is not just about helping elect people who support local services; it also includes maintaining a relationship between our members and the people who represent them.
The County Chapter is looking for dedicated people from each bargaining unit to be a representative on the County leadership team.
If you are interested in joining, please email County Chapter President, Tracey Carter, on why you would be the best person for the position, by Friday, September 5th, 2014. The available leadership positions are:
For more information on the County Leadership Team, how you can be involved or to apply for the above leadership positions, please email County Chapter President, Tracey Carter, at email@example.com.
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On Monday, August 4th, 2014, the SEIU members of the Chula Vista MM/PROF bargaining unit ratified the wage reopener tentative agreement by an overwhelming majority. The agreement provides all employees of the bargaining group a 2% wage increase!
The City Council will vote to approve the agreement on August 12th. Upon approval, the salary adjustment will begin on the August 28th paycheck. The 2% wage increase will also be retroactive to June 27th. The retroactive adjustment will be received on or before September 25th.
With our contract expiring in June 30, 2015, we need to continue to move forward. Please consider becoming involved to ensure that the SEIU 221/MM/PROF is a strong effective Union.
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 CVEA members ratified the wage reopener tentative agreement by an overwhelming majority, giving all CVEA employees a 2% wage increase!
Pay Schedule and Retroactive Pay Info:
August 12: City Council is scheduled to vote on approval of the agreement.
August 28: The wage increase will begin to show up in paychecks.
On or before September 25th, paychecks will include the 2% increase retroactive to June 27th. This payroll adjustment has to be handled in a more time-consuming, manual procedure, which is why it will not appear by August 28th.
The wage reopener was a TEAM effort, with members of the bargaining team standing together to ensure that the results would be beneficial for all. Most importantly, CVEA members stood together and took action by emailing councilmembers, leaving voicemails, wearing buttons, and attending council meetings to ensure our voices were heard! With our current contract expiring June 30, 2015, this wage increase is a good start leading into full contract negotiations that will begin early next year. Let’s keep the momentum going!