Advocacy Center Victories!


  • Two terminations reduced to demotions as a result of Skelly hearing.
  • Termination reduced to a suspension as a result of Skelly hearing.
  • 30 day suspension reduced to a Letter of Reprimand as a result of Skelly hearing.
  • 3 internal investigations concluded as unfounded after SEIU showed errors in the accusations.
  • A Letter or Reprimand reduced to a Letter of Warning through the grievance procedure.
  • Wording in a Letter of Warning changed through negotiations with SEIU 221.
  • ESU nurses had been denied lunch and rest breaks – remedied through negotiations with the County.


  • The County initially denied prior out of class experience to be used as qualifying experience for promotional opportunities.

District Attorney

  • The County denied an employee’s ability to return to work without medical restrictions, in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.  SEIU resolved this issue at the lowest level and the employee returned to work in her former position and pay.

City of Encinitas

  • Unsanitary working conditions were quickly remedied after SEIU intervention.

City of Chula Vista

  • Initially pushing to demote an employee, the City agreed to an accommodation that allows the member to remain in their class.

City of National City

  • An employee was dismissed from work due to a disability. An accommodation process and back pay was given to the employee.

 Head Start

  • A Letter of Reprimand was rescinded after staff was able to show member’s rights were violated.


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