October 2017

Contract enforcement materials and unity breaks

On Oct. 10, the Board of Supervisors officially approved the new County contract, but our work is just beginning. Improved contract language means that the County will have to have a justifiable reason for denying a request to have overtime paid in comp time or as cash. To file a request for comp time or cash, download a PDF by clicking here. After you have filled out the form, send it to enforcement@seiu221.org
Also as part of the new contract, safety will be a standing agenda item at Labor-Management Meetings, and the county must respond to complaints within 30 days.
1710SafetyIf you have a safety concern, download an Employee Safety Incident Report PDF by clicking here. After you have filled out the form, email it to enforcement@seiu221.org
These forms are on the SEIU Local 221 website at http://www.seiu221.org/enforcement/
Most of all we must make sure that the county knows we will continue to stand together and organize. That is why on Thursday we are organizing unity breaks across the county, to show the county that we will stay united and ensure the contract is enforced. If you don’t know the details for your site yet, contact your steward or work-site organizer for the details of your event.
In unity,

Tracey Carter
San Diego County Chapter President

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SAVE THE DATE! Membership Meeting is Dec. 2

The SEIU Local 221 annual general membership meeting is Saturday, Dec. 2. All members are encouraged to attend and learn about what is new. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Wear your purple shirt for an opportunity to win a prize!

10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Machinists Hall

5150 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego  92111

RSVP to (858) 560-0151 ext. 241

More details coming soon, a postcard will follow to SEIU Local 221 members’ home addresses. 


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Sign up for Leadership Academy

SEIU Local 221 is committed to building our union through the work of our member leaders. Now is the time to build strength in our union. The Leadership Academy is a commitment to trainings, planning, and building community through our union. The Academy’s knowledge will extend beyond the training period and is expected to support and grow your skills as a leader and steward. You will be supported by the Member Leader in Action team, Advocacy Center, as well as your Worksite Organizer to build your skills and make change in your worksite and community. This training program brings together representation and organizing skills in order to give members the most comprehensive leadership development. Each member will have a Purple Power Project they choose to work on to build power in a meaningful way for our union (example: creating a plan to build union membership at your worksite, building a Labor Management Committee, etc.).
Applications (download an application PDF by clicking here) for the training starting on Oct. 21st are due by Oct. 18. Email completed applications to Joanna Stewart joanna.stewart@seiu221.org.


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