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(858) 268-7020


The Advocacy Center is available at (858) 268-7020. Members who need representation or have questions about their contract should dial that number to get in touch with a full-time advocate. The center also receives assistance from stewards on the job.

The advocacy center provides the following services to members: grievances, intake, Skelly (pre-disciplinary) hearings, investigatory meetings with management when discipline may result, performance evaluation appeals, interactive disability accommodations meetings, disciplinary appeals, working-out-of-class issues, civil-service hearings and binding arbitration.

SEIU Local 221 Advocacy Center representatives

Jennifer Spirit
Senior Advocacy
Center Organizer
(858) 560-0151 ext.226
Greg Thedell
Advocacy Center
(858) 560-0151 ext. 266
Focus Areas
County*: all
Schools*: Grossmont, Fallbrook
Head Start: Episcopal Community Services Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee (MAAC) Project, Neighborhood House Association
Federal: Navy Hospital
Focus Areas
County*: all
Schools*: Grossmont, Fallbrook
Cities: Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, Encinitas and San Dieguito Water District, Calexico, San Diego Housing Commission
Courts: Court Reporters, Family Court Counselors
Clinics: Red Cross

*Both deal with County and school issues