Standing by our proposals

ADVOCACY DAY: On Friday Invest in San Diego Families coalition members met with representatives from the offices of Supervisors Greg Cox, Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts. See more pictures here

8 am Thursday
Marina Village – Room TBD

Mission Bay Park
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
The County refused to meet with our full bargaining team. Our team voted to bargain in protest, by agreeing to negotiate with the County in a third room. Therefore, we will be able to meet under protest without our full bargaining team.

Standing by our proposals

Tracey Carter



On Thursday, May 11, your SEIU Local 221 bargaining team met with County representatives. The County is refusing to negotiate and make a counter offer. Instead representatives are taking our proposal and applying it to the large County workforce and costing it out over five years. They then use that number to say that our proposals are “out of touch with reality.”
We stand by our proposal to match the Board of Supervisors with a 6.25 percent increase. We also propose equity increases to make San Diego County the top tier of six Southern California Counties. Our health care proposal is a seven percent increase and covering the of cost two people on the Kaiser plan. We are also proposing keeping the current pension and adding a 401(k) match.

We must stand together, stand strong, and everyone must participate

  • If you are not a member, join the Union. We must send a message of unity and strength to the County.
  • Participate in unity breaks and worksite actions every Thursday. If you don’t know the plan for your worksite contact your steward or worksite organizer.
  • Bring colleagues, friends and family to upcoming actions

Upcoming actions

  • Tell the County of San Diego not to outsource Animal Control and put public and animal safety at risk by clicking here
  • District 2 Town Hall
    6 pm Monday, May 22
    La Mesa First United Methodist Church
    4690 Palm Ave, La Mesa 91941
    RSVP here and/or on the Facebook Event


Voice of San Diego reports on Invest in San Diego Families

“We’re not about just us, we’re about our community,” said Gerrell Howard, a county social worker who is part of the union’s negotiating team.
Howard said that social workers get blamed for providing bad service. That isn’t the social workers’ fault, she said, but the Board of Supervisors’ for not hiring enough staff. To fix the problem, the county needs to expand its social services net in a big way, Howard said.


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