SEIU 721 members and the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) have come together to address issues of morale, staff retention, workload and other concerns within the department.
Interested in working with like-minded members of common interest but don't want to drive into LA? Come to the Inland Area Caucus Social, May 18, to find out how to get a caucus started in the Riverside and Desert areas and how to motivate others to become involved.
SEIU 721 and the County of Riverside have once again come together to offer scholarship awards to legal dependents of SEIU 721 members who are Riverside county employees. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Application deadline is May 17, 2013.
During the past few months SEIU 721 Riverside County stewards working in the county's Information Technology department have met with management over important workplace issues, particularly background checks and the restructuring/consolidation occurring in the department.
SEIU 721 Inland Empire members are invited to attend an important workers' compensation presentation by attorneys from the law firm of Rose, Klein and Marias, LLP., where these questions and more will be discussed, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
The SEIU 721 Inland Area office is now open. The new location, located at 6177 River Crest Dr., Ste. B, in the Box Springs area of Riverside, has ample space for meetings and conferences, a member lounge and resource center and great parking.
SEIU 721 Riverside members gathered on Thursday, Aug. 2, to hear Riverside Mayoral candidates Ed Adkison and Rusty Bailey provide responses to questions on issues that will affect the hard working families in Riverside. Mark Takano, Congressional candidate for District 41 (pictured above), Richard Roth, State Senate candidate for District 31 and a representative for Jose Medina, Assembly candidate for District 61, also spoke to members before the mayoral question and answer period.
At the end of the evening, members unanimously voted to recommend an endorsement of Rusty Bailey, current Ward 3 Council Member, for Riverside Mayor.
SEIU 721 presented $20,000 in scholarships to the children of 20 Riverside County members. The scholarships, given out prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, range from $500 to $2,500 and are a part of the SEIU Training Fund, a joint effort between SEIU 721 and Riverside County.
This weekend SEIU 721 Riverside County leadership sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors in response to two items on the Tuesday, June 5, agenda which would result in increases in pay and benefits for elected officials and upper management, outside of compaction issues. This is an outrageous proposal made either for completely political antics prior to election day or lack of good judgement by management during a time of layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts to front line workers who provide essential public services.
As the entire country continues to rebound from the worst recession in recent history, SEIU 721 members have made it a priority in 2012 to support candidates, including incumbents, which support issues that are important to working families and the 99% movement.
As a resident and long-time employee of Riverside County, I have directly seen the impact that our choices at the ballot box have on our working conditions and our quality of life. And that is why I am supporting Mike Soubirous for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in District 1.
Negotiations between the SEIU 721 Palm Springs General Unit and city management began on April 11, 2012, with the exchange of contract proposals. Every member of the bargaining team spoke of the sacrifices workers have made over the past five years that have kept the city from severe financial consequences.
In order to better serve our Inland Empire members, SEIU 721 is moving to a new building. Some of the benefits of the new location, located in the Box Springs area of Riverside, will be ample space for meetings and conferences, a member lounge and better parking.
Registered nurses Elena Maher, left, and Elizabeth Uher, right, who helped save an inmate's life at the Indio jail were among several SEIU 721 Inland Area members were honored by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
SEIU 721 Inland Empire members unanimously endorsed Mike Soubirous for Riverside County Board of Supervisors District 1 last month and are eager to kick-off his campaign at a BBQ on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Riverside.