May 2019

ACTION ALERT: Call to support Trial Court budget

We are in jeopardy of losing the progress we made on the Trial Court budget with the State Senate because the requests don’t appear in the Assembly budget version. But we have an opportunity to get the conference committee to adopt the Senate package containing the Trial Court budget items.

Call the Assemblymembers listed below and use the suggested script that follows

Assemblymember Shirley Weber (AD 80): 916-319-2079
Speaker Anthony Rendon (AD 63): 916-319-2063
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (AD 07): 916-319-2007
Assemblymember Phil Ting (AD 19): 916-319-2019

Hi, my name is _____________. I am a member of SEIU Local 221 and I am a court employee.

I’m calling to ask the Assemblymember to vote to adopt the Senate action on the judicial branch budget in conference committee. The Assemblymember’s support will:
• devote funding to all courts to ensure access to justice and progress on restorative justice
• close the gender pay gap in court reporter pay
• require court reporters for all vulnerable populations
• and invest in law libraries and the children’s law center

Can we count on Assemblymember ___________ to support the Senate action on the judicial branch budget in the budget conference committee?
Thank you.

If leaving a message:
My name is __________. I am a member of SEIU Local 221 and I am a court employee. I’m calling to urge the Assemblymember to vote to adopt the Senate action on the judicial brand budget in conference committee.
Thank you.

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San Diego Housing Commission contract ratified

Congratulations. Members ratified San Diego Housing Commission’s new contract with 100 percent voting to approve it, including these tentative agreements:

  • A three-year contract
  • A 3.5 percent raise each year for three years
  • A flex-benefit increase of 8 percent a year for three years
  • 50 percent raise in bilingual premium
  • Increased work-boot reimbursement up to $200
  • Stronger union-rights language
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Celebrate Juneteenth on June 8

Join the members of African-American Action Committee of SEIU Local 221 at our annual celebration of Juneteenth. The purpose of this cultural and historic event is to celebrate the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment ending slavery.

The AAAC is honoring African-American politicians from reconstruction to the modern era.

Special guests include
• Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber, 79th Assembly District
• Raquel Vasquez, mayor of Lemon Grove
• Monica Montgomery, San Diego City Councilmember representing City Council District 4
• Ed Spriggs, Councilmember Imperial Beach City Council
• Dr. Akilah Weber, La Mesa City Councilmember

Juneteenth Celebration
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8
SEIU Local 221
4004 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego 92111

RSVP to Worksite Organizer Robert Sanders at or (858)560-0151 ext. 254


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Congratulations to Bob Goodchild on his SDCERA re-election

The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters certified the election results for the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association  Board of Retirement Active General Member Third seat: members re-elected Bob Goodchild.

Goodchild will begin his second three-year term on July 1.

Congratulations, Bob, and thanks to all our members for voting for a fierce guardian of the SDCERA fund.

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