November 2017

Help out-of-work union families during the holidays

During the holidays, join SEIU Local 221 in a toy drive to assist families served by the United Way’s Unions United to help out-of-work union families. These donations will provide much needed holiday cheer to unemployed and underemployed union families throughout the region.


Drop off toys by Dec. 13

at 4004 Kearny Mesa Road 92111

or with your steward or worksite organizer.

For more information download this PDF by clicking here. If you have questions, contact Norma Whitaker at (858) 560-0151 ext. 225 or

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Proposed resolutions

The resolutions to be voted on at the General Membership Meeting are now ready for review. In total, 21 resolutions were submitted for review this year. Thirteen of those 21 were determined in conflict with either the SEIU 221 Constitution and Bylaws or applicable law. The remaining eight resolutions have been determined constitutional and legally compliant, and therefore will be submitted for a vote of all members in attendance at the General Membership Meeting on December 2, 2017 at 10 am. Click here to review all resolutions to be voted on in 2017.

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Imperial County courts vote to join SEIU 221

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, members of the Imperial County courts overwhelmingly voted to join SEIU Local 221. As a united union, we strengthen members’ voices in the workplace to solve problems, raise workplace standards, and improve their working lives. Workers across the region can coordinate and support each other on common issues like wages, pensions, health care, retiree benefits, and staffing. And we will be able to combine and share resources so that we can strengthen our communications and education programs, improve our technology systems, and help many unrepresented workers join with us. We are part of the Service Employees International Union, which represents nearly 2 million members, all united in our commitment to good jobs and a better future for all working families.

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Bring a toy to SEIU Local 221 for Unions United

Consider buying an extra toy during your holiday shopping and dropping it off at the Local for Unions United — you might even win an opportunity drawing prize.

For more information, contact Norma Whitaker at (858) 560-0151 ext. 225

Click here for a PDF with more details.

Toy Drive

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Latino Caucus outreach and fundraiser



The Latino Caucus will be joining Border Angels on Thursday, Nov. 23, for Day Labor Thanksgiving Outreach. If you are interested in joining us, RSVP by emailing or by calling (858) 560-0151 ext. 234.

The Latino Caucus also is having two opportunity drawings for gift baskets during this holiday season. The first drawing will be at the SEIU Local 221 General Membership Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 2. The gift basket for this event includes two movie tickets, candy, and San Diego County Gin. The second drawing will be at the Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 16. This basket includes, Coach jewelry and accessories, body wash, and a free night stay for two and complimentary breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Tickets cost $1 each or $5 for 7 tickets. The money raised will be used to support the Latino Caucus’ efforts working for the betterment of the Latino community and all of San Diego County. Buy tickets at SEIU Local 221 at 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, or speak to your worksite leaders or worksite organizer to get your tickets today!

Interested in seeing an updated list of all the SEIU 221 Affinity Groups? Click here to download a  PDF with more information


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General 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

Resolution forms are available by clicking here and at the Local 221 office. Resolutions can be submitted by email to, by fax at (858) 560-1299 or at the Local. Resolutions must be received by 5 pm Wednesday, Nov. 22. Submitted resolutions will be posted on our website Nov. 29. Members will vote on any changes at the meeting.


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