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SEIU Convention delegate election and nominations

March 5, 2024

The Service Employees International Union’s convention will be from May 20 to 22 in Philadelphia and chart the course of our union

SEIU Convention delegate election and nominations

Vote in Primary by March 5

February 28, 2024

Support politicians who will fight for working families

Vote in Primary by March 5

Intro to Steward Training - April 13

February 27, 2024

SEIU Local 221 members are invited to attend an in-person session on union rights

Intro to Steward Training - April 13

2024 Executive Board Election

February 26, 2024

Notice of Nominations and Election

2024 Executive Board Election

Helping each other through the storms

February 1, 2024

Fill out an online survey to let us know how the storms have affected you, and we will seek to connect you to resources to help.

Helping each other through the storms

Support fair wage increases at NHA!

January 26, 2024

We are calling on Neighborhood House Association to prioritize both recruitment and retention, by offering fair wage increases for all of us

Support fair wage increases at NHA!

Join the San Diego City Council District 4 endorsement process

January 25, 2024

The Member Political Organizing Committee is having an endorsement meeting for candidates on Thursday, Feb 1

Join the San Diego City Council District 4 endorsement process

March with us in the MLK Parade

January 12, 2024

Join fellow Union members on Sunday, Jan. 14. Details at seiu221.org/mlk

March with us in the MLK Parade

Flex credit action on Jan. 9

January 4, 2024

Join us Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors to support the offset of the Kaiser out-of-pocket coverage cost increase. Submit an e-comment at seiu221.org/flex

Flex credit action on Jan. 9

Flex meeting update - Dec. 11

December 6, 2023

The new County Chapter Leadership Council met on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Council's first action was to set a meeting for all County members to get a Flex Campaign update.

Flex meeting update - Dec. 11

Walk for Terra Lawson-Remer

December 1, 2023

Support District 3 Supervisor for reelection

Walk for Terra Lawson-Remer

Monica Montgomery Steppe will be our next Supervisor for San Diego District 4!

November 9, 2023

We all share in the victory of electing the first Black Woman Supervisor in San Diego County

Monica Montgomery Steppe will be our next Supervisor for San Diego District 4!

SEIU 221 Invitation to the MAAC Soirée Honorary Committee

October 24, 2023

As MAAC workers that proudly work to fulfill the mission of the MAAC Project every day, we would like to invite each of you to a roundtable briefing to learn about the hopes and challenges we face

SEIU 221 Invitation to the MAAC Soirée Honorary Committee

County Chapter Voting begins Oct. 30

October 19, 2023

We are continuing the groundwork for the County contract negotiations with our County Chapter Rerun Voting Events starting Monday, Oct. 30, through Nov. 9.

County Chapter Voting begins Oct. 30

Terra reelection kickoff - Sept. 9

August 31, 2023

Join us on Saturday at Kate Sessions Park for the kickoff for Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer's reelection campaign!

Terra reelection kickoff - Sept. 9

Inaugural Member Convention

August 22, 2023

Join us to shape the future of our union and discuss plans for a powerful contract. Resolution forms are available by following this link and at the Local 221 office. Engage in workshops on campaigns, social justice and contract strength, with entertainment and fun.

Inaugural Member Convention

Give at the Union blood drive

August 22, 2023

Pick a time slot to give blood after registering in this two-part sign up

Give at the Union blood drive

March in the Pride Parade

July 6, 2023

Sign up required - limited to 100 participants - to join our union siblings

March in the Pride Parade

Sign the petition now

June 30, 2023

Call for a better policy at the San Diego County District Attorney's office

Sign the petition now

Support childhood educators at ECS

June 9, 2023

At Episcopal Community Services Head Start we will be taking action at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at the Admin Offices in National City to demand fair pay

Support childhood educators at ECS

Montgomery Steppe for Supervisor

May 18, 2023

Volunteer to support the SEIU-endorsed candidate to represent District 4

Montgomery Steppe for Supervisor

San Diego County employees, add your name

May 5, 2023

We request the restoration of our right to claim mileage reimbursement using our home as our headquarters, if working from home.

San Diego County employees, add your name

SEIU Political Action Training

May 5, 2023

Find out more about why political action matters for union power and how we win at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13

SEIU Political Action Training

Join Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

May 3, 2023

Help determine our Union's endorsement for this important elected office at 6:30 on May 11

Join Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

Take a hike with SEIU

May 3, 2023

Join the first-ever hike in your Union together with coworkers. SEIU staff will lead both an easy hike and an intermediate hike. Please only join us if you are able to participate safely.

Take a hike with SEIU

We are stronger together

April 26, 2023

On Administrative Professionals Day, management recognizes that we are the backbone of our organizations, yet we often have to do more work for inadequate wages. If we want to see change, it has to start with you and me working together.

We are stronger together

Vote Elva for SDCERA

April 10, 2023

Support SEIU-Endorsed Candidate Elva Stopke (formerly Garcia) for Trustee

Vote Elva for SDCERA

Board of Supervisors vacancy meeting - April 12

April 6, 2023

Join us for a special Member Political Organizer meeting Wednesday, April 12, for an important discussion regarding the resignation of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and upcoming vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.

Board of Supervisors vacancy meeting - April 12

NHA Bargaining Team reaches Tentative Agreement

April 5, 2023

After the incredible rally on April 3, Neighborhood House Association management came to the bargaining table – and after eight hours of negotiating – your Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with NHA!

NHA Bargaining Team reaches Tentative Agreement

Join SEIU-Sheriff meeting

April 3, 2023

Attend the meet-and-greet with Sheriff Kelly Martinez at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, to talk about our front-line experience working to ensure the safety of those in our care and more.

Join SEIU-Sheriff meeting

Join endorsement meeting for SDCERA Trustees

March 22, 2023

Members are invited to join us at the SDCERA Trustee Candidate Endorsement Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. Help determine which candidates can best protect our Union-won retirement benefit.

Join endorsement meeting for SDCERA Trustees

Improve your Union knowledge at Steward training on April 15

March 16, 2023

Sign up at seiu221.org/steward

Improve your Union knowledge at  Steward training on April 15

Join Education and Care Justice National Town Hall with Rep. Pramila Jayapal!

March 16, 2023

At 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18, education and childcare workers across the country, in different areas and work places, will come together with one voice to make bold demands for our families, our students and our communities.

Join Education and Care Justice National Town Hall with Rep. Pramila Jayapal!

Help relaunch SEIU Local 221 Latino Caucus

February 27, 2023

Come meet the Western Region Latino Caucus Chair and shape the group's new vision.

Help relaunch SEIU Local 221 Latino Caucus

Join Supervisor Lawson-Remer early endorsement meeting

February 25, 2023

Attend the early endorsement meeting for Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer as we prepare for 2024. This is an opportunity to ask Supervisor Lawson-Remer questions and share the issues and challenges of employees.

Join Supervisor Lawson-Remer early endorsement meeting

SDCERA updates from our trustees

February 9, 2023

Join us on Feb. 28 to hear SDCERA Board Members discuss important updates on our Union-won retirement benefit. We will hear directly from three Board Trustees: San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister and SEIU Local 221 Union Members Bob Goodchild and Lisa Rhone.

SDCERA updates from our trustees

Sign up for Power Builder Paid Training Opportunity

January 30, 2023

Find out more and apply at seiu221.org/power

Sign up for Power Builder Paid Training Opportunity

Justice for janitors!

January 26, 2023

Add your name to support custodial workers in their battle with contractor Nova Commercial Co. at San Diego County buildings

Justice for janitors!

We must ensure fair and equal access to justice

January 26, 2023

California has a compensation crisis, not a court reporter shortage

We must ensure fair and equal access to justice

March with coworkers at MLK parade - 2 p.m. Jan. 15

January 11, 2023

Sign up to support the 41st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and the social justice movement in our Union together

March with coworkers at MLK parade - 2 p.m. Jan. 15

MAAC must recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

January 9, 2023

Sign the petition to demand MAAC follow the contract and recognize the holiday

MAAC must recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Thank you, 2022 Power Builders!

December 30, 2022

Volunteers joined a paid training and Union-building opportunity available only to members who exemplify the qualities of leadership.

Thank you, 2022 Power Builders!

Give us a break! We are overloaded at work

December 13, 2022

Tell County senior management and executives that they need to stop assigning more work than we can finish in eight hours.

Give us a break! We are overloaded at work

Sheriff-Elect won't meet with her employees

December 9, 2022

Sign the petition to ask her to listen at seiu221.org/sheriff

Sheriff-Elect won't meet with her employees

Support Airport Workers

December 8, 2022

Congress must pass the Good Jobs for Good Airports Act

Support Airport Workers

Management gives mileage guidance to PSWs

December 6, 2022

County: Even Protective Services teleworkers must use headquarters as start, end for calculation

Management gives mileage guidance to PSWs

SEIU statement: We will continue to hold Court managers accountable

November 21, 2022

Court Reporters are the guardians of the official record and the Court should spend its more than $2 million in funding to incentivize and retain these positions

SEIU statement: We will continue to hold Court managers accountable

Tentative Agreement overwhelmingly ratified

October 10, 2022

Red Cross members win 6% raise, longevity pay, more

Tentative Agreement overwhelmingly ratified

Vote for SEIU endorsed candidates

October 7, 2022

Mark your ballot early and make sure to return it before Nov. 8.

Vote for SEIU endorsed candidates

What is your vision for your Union?

September 27, 2022

Fill out the member survey by going to seiu221.org/survey

What is your vision for your Union?

SDHC tentative deal overwhelmingly approved

September 14, 2022

Union members at San Diego Housing Commission vote 'yes,' next comes board, council approval

SDHC tentative deal overwhelmingly approved

Membership Meeting (hybrid)

September 8, 2022

SEIU Local 221’s annual membership meeting is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Membership Meeting (hybrid)

What should our next SEIU Local 221 Union victory be?

July 29, 2022

Add your idea for our next fight. Our organizing team will follow up with you to discuss

What should our next SEIU Local 221 Union victory be?

Friday: Raise Day and Zoom call for paycheck questions

July 20, 2022

Join us from noon to 1 p.m. Friday to ask questions and find out specifics about the Union-won raise that we should see in Friday's paychecks!

Friday: Raise Day and Zoom call for paycheck questions

We are increasing the pressure at San Diego Housing Commission

July 12, 2022

Call San Diego Council Members to demand a fair contract

We are increasing the pressure at San Diego Housing Commission

March with your Union at this weekend's Pride Parade

July 11, 2022

Join your fellow Union members at the San Diego Pride Parade where we will be celebrating "Justice with Joy"

March with your Union at this weekend's Pride Parade

County Contract has been officially approved

July 1, 2022

We are pleased to confirm the Board of Supervisors officially approved our three-year agreement with the County this week and it is in effect.

County Contract has been officially approved

San Diego Housing Commission petition

July 1, 2022

We need to attract and retain experienced staff to do vital work at SDHC like addressing the homelessness crisis.

San Diego Housing Commission petition

Unlock the power of your Union

June 21, 2022

Ever wanted to know more about what being a Union member means?

Unlock the power of your Union

Two minutes to make your Union stronger

June 16, 2022

Do you know County employees in any of these jobs? Facilities Management (such as Maintenance, Plumber, Electrician), Fleet Services (Technicians and Drivers), Emergency Services, Public Works or Wastewater Management

Two minutes to make your Union stronger

Add your name now

June 13, 2022

Include all eligible County workers in bilingual-pay increase

Add your name now

PSW Petition

June 8, 2022

We need a Protective Service Worker compaction adjustment - anyone can sign on to support this change

PSW Petition

Vote in June primary with union-member endorsements

June 7, 2022

Your union closely examined the records and platforms of these candidates. On the issues that matter most – healthcare, retirement, job security – they are the best choice to support working families

Vote in June primary with union-member endorsements

BREAKING: SEIU members overwhelmingly ratify foundational contract!

June 6, 2022

The final steps in the process are approval by the Board of Supervisors, scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 14, with a second reading June 28

BREAKING: SEIU members overwhelmingly ratify foundational contract!

Union wins ECS gas stipend

May 26, 2022

Union-won benefit at Episcopal Community Services will continue until the end of June, and Union Stewards will meet with management about extending it if gas prices stay high.

 Union wins ECS gas stipend

MAAC members unanimously authorize ULP strike

May 26, 2022

Deliver Unfair Labor Practice Strike Authorization notice

MAAC members unanimously authorize ULP strike

Ratification schedule

May 25, 2022

Your Bargaining Team unanimously recommends a 'yes' vote on our tentative agreement with the County

Ratification schedule

Bargaining Team unanimously approves tentative agreement

May 20, 2022

Your Bargaining Team unanimously came to a tentative agreement with the County on May 19

Bargaining Team unanimously approves tentative agreement

Bargaining Update: We broke Zoom + Thursday CAT meeting

May 18, 2022

Tuesday's Contract Action Team meeting had so many people that Zoom couldn’t accommodate everyone

Bargaining Update: We broke Zoom + Thursday CAT meeting

Find out where we stand at Contract Action Team Meeting

May 13, 2022

Contract Action Team Meeting (hybrid) 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17

Find out where we stand at Contract Action Team Meeting

2,500 signatures demanding a fair contract - and we won't stop

May 10, 2022

On Tuesday morning we were a huge presence at the Board of Supervisors and our message was clear: a strong contract starts with "More than 4."

2,500 signatures  demanding a fair contract - and we won't stop

We need more than 4

May 6, 2022

Thursday night's Contract Action Team Meeting was powerful

We need more than 4

Super Rally was a milestone contract event, but we won't stop

April 26, 2022

Saturday's Super Rally lived up to its name

Super Rally was a milestone contract event, but we won't stop

Vote Bob Goodchild for SDCERA Board of Retirement

April 21, 2022

Vote for SEIU-endorsed candidate R.W. “Bob” Goodchild for SDCERA Board of Retirement this week when the Registrar of Voters ballots should arrive for all SDCERA members in interoffice mail.

Vote Bob Goodchild for SDCERA Board of Retirement

Contract Update: 600-plus at CAT meeting ready to fight for a fair contract!

April 15, 2022

Thursday night’s Contract Action Team meeting was the biggest Zoom turnout in our Union’s history!

Contract Update: 600-plus at CAT meeting ready to fight for a fair contract!

Don't miss Contract Action Team meeting Thursday

April 11, 2022

We must be united to ensure that the County respects us, protects us and pays us

Don't miss Contract Action Team meeting Thursday

What will the County response be to our opening proposal?

April 6, 2022

The San Diego County Supervisors couldn't miss us on Tuesday

What will the County response be to our opening proposal?

Join childcare tele-town hall April 2

March 30, 2022

Thousands of child care teachers and providers from across the country are coming together to make our voices heard.

Join childcare tele-town hall April 2

Help MAAC members win a strong contract

March 29, 2022

For six months our fellow Union members at MAAC have been fighting for a fair contract.

Help MAAC members win a strong contract

Take action to win a strong contract on April 5

March 28, 2022

How will you support a strong contract?

Take action to win a strong contract on April 5

SEIU's opening San Diego County Bargaining bid

March 25, 2022

Your Bargaining Team is coming out strong! Thursday, our team presented an ambitious proposal to County senior management that reflects our value to the County and our communities.

SEIU's opening San Diego County Bargaining bid

Bargaining update: money, teleworking and more

March 22, 2022

Our Bargaining Team is only as strong as our membership! Make a plan to join your worksite Unity Rally this week - in-person or online. If you need info contact CountyContract@seiu221.org

Bargaining update: money, teleworking and more

Board of Supervisors chambers flooded with purple and thousands of petitions

March 16, 2022

SEIU members from across the county, backed by a sea of SEIU members in the audience, stood before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to testify about our struggles and the need for a strong contract that address the neglect of our workforce for a generation. We also brought thousands of petitions supporting a strong contract and our Bargaining Team.

Board of Supervisors chambers flooded with purple and thousands of petitions

SEIU member solidarity with Ukraine

March 16, 2022

Our union family includes thousands of working people who have deep ties to Ukraine and painful memories of still-recent conflict and hardship

SEIU member solidarity with Ukraine

What’s going on at the Bargaining Table?

March 7, 2022

For those who joined SEIU Unity Day, there was a preview of what’s going on at the Bargaining Table.

What’s going on at the Bargaining Table?

Join SEIU Unity Day at Teralta Park

March 3, 2022

Join us starting at 9 a.m. March 5 at Teralta Park for SEIU Unity Day. Add your 'strong contract goals' stay for tacos and a Union T-shirt or just drive by.

Join SEIU Unity Day at Teralta Park

A sweet County contract bargaining update - your action needed

February 14, 2022

We now have had five bargaining sessions with the County, and we are pleased to share that they have all been productive so far.

A sweet County contract bargaining update - your action needed

President joins SEIU International Executive Board

January 26, 2022

Board votes to add SEIU Local 221's Crystal Irving as IEB member

President joins SEIU International Executive Board

National City contract overwhelmingly approved

January 25, 2022

Congratulations to all SEIU MEA National City represented employees!

National City contract overwhelmingly approved

Read the Juneteenth Letter of Understanding

January 22, 2022

San Diego County adds holiday after SEIU advocacy

Read the Juneteenth Letter of Understanding

SEIU wins County holiday

January 18, 2022

Iris Trammel, President of the African American Action Committee, talks about added County holiday, Juneteenth celebration and upcoming meeting with Supervisors

SEIU wins County holiday

Webinar: Threats facing public services

January 7, 2022

Learn about the impacts of privatization through a racial justice lens - Feb. 10

Webinar: Threats facing public services

SEIU offers nurses education library that we can access any time

January 6, 2022

SEIU Nurse Alliance launches on-demand education library

SEIU offers nurses education library that we can access any time

Don't miss the County Contract Bargaining Kickoff

November 11, 2021

Are you ready for a County contract that reflects our hard work and dedication. All County members should sign up for the Virtual County Contract Bargaining Kickoff Meeting next week to learn about San Diego County Bargaining.

Don't miss the County Contract Bargaining Kickoff

Victory: Union makes Sheriff end English-only policy

October 29, 2021

Can you get disciplined for speaking Spanish in the workplace in 2021? Sadly, the answer to that question was 'yes' until SEIU members got involved.

Victory: Union makes Sheriff end English-only policy

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

Union-negotiated hazard-pay or telework stipend

August 20, 2021

In the August paycheck, we should receive San Diego County COVID-19 compensation in one of the following categories: hazard pay ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 or teleworking payments of $750.

Union-negotiated hazard-pay or telework stipend

BREAKING: Hazard pay, teleworking, union bonus details

July 2, 2021

After a year of work in the streets, at the Board of Supervisors and at the bargaining table, the SEIU hazard pay bargaining team has finalized the COVID-19 Compensation Framework with the County.

BREAKING: Hazard pay, teleworking, union bonus details

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

June 29, 2021

Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the County of San Diego Fiscal Year 2021-’22 Budget on June 29.

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

Proposed County budget makes progress, but we need to fight for more!

May 17, 2021

On May 6, the County Chief Administrative Officer released the proposed $7 billion San Diego County 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget.

Proposed County budget makes progress, but we need to fight for more!

Coronavirus-related bargaining unit updates

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus-related bargaining updates.

Coronavirus-related bargaining unit updates