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We are stronger together!

Together We Rise

SEIU Local 221, which represents more than 13,000 workers in San Diego and Imperial county, is a diverse, member-driven organization working in many occupations to make our counties a safe and healthy place to live, work and raise our families. We nurse our sick, educate our children, care for our seniors and provide a host of other important services throughout our communities.

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SEIU members are united across race, religion, industry and geography to improve our jobs and our communities.

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Politics

Hold politicians accountable to working families. We can only do that if we stand together.

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Employers

We represent employees in San Diego and Imperial counties who work for county, local city governments, clinics and school districts, as well as Head Start.

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Representation

The Advocacy Center is available at (858) 268-7020. It includes a network of stewards and provides representation during discipline hearings, training and contract enforcement.

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Stewards

As frontline leaders at the worksite, we are problem solvers, educators, and communicators. And, most importantly, we are organizers.

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Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee will serve as the hub of information and action for our San Diego County contract campaign in 2021 and 2022.

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Bargaining Team Candidates

Congratulations to the candidates who stepped up to run for the County Bargaining team and successfully completed all the requirements. We had more than a thousand petition signatures to support these candidates and know that engagement will get stronger as we fight for a new contract that values our work fairly and provides the best services possible for the residents of San Diego County.

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Oct. 16 - join us as we launch a new union era

October 4, 2021

SEIU Local 221’s annual membership meeting is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. We will have discussions and updates on winning for our members and working families, what’s at stake and our plan to win better contracts.

Oct. 16 - join us as we launch a new union era

County Contract Campaign Bargaining Launch next steps

September 17, 2021

Thanks to all who attended the San Diego Contract Campaign Bargaining launch meeting. We are fired up to negotiate a contract that rewards hard-working employees who provide vital services to our communities.

County Contract Campaign Bargaining Launch next steps

San Diego Contract Campaign Bargaining launch

September 16, 2021

More than 40 Organizing Committees have been meeting to prepare for the 2022 San Diego Contract Campaign since early spring. Now our County campaign is entering a new stage. Join us Sept. 16 and learn about how the Bargaining Team will fight to win a strong San Diego County contract, how to join the Bargaining Team and what's next in our campaign.

San Diego Contract Campaign Bargaining launch

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Strike Fund

A strike fund makes it possible to assist each other financially during a strike.

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Strike Fund

Coronavirus-related bargaining unit updates

Updates regarding all bargaining units around COVID-19 based changes.

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Coronavirus-related bargaining unit updates

Budget a milestone for County workers, residents, equity and racial justice

Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the County of San Diego Fiscal Year 2021-'22 Budget in June.

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Budget a milestone for County workers, residents, equity and racial justice