Strike Update: Strike Notice Served on RCRMC Facilities
“After 25 years of county service I am delivering this strike notice. We don’t want to strike, but we will.” – Margaret Wisdom, LVN II, right, followed by SEIU 721 members from all over the hospital.
SEIU 721 members at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center served official notice today, Jan. 20, 2012, to hospital management that they will join with other SEIU 721 county workers on strike Jan. 31, 2012, against unfair labor practices unless the county agrees to return to the negotiation table to bargain in good faith to reach a fair settlement.
Over 35 dietitians, licensed vocational nurses, surgical technicians, respiratory therapists, and registered nurses delivered the notice to Chief Nursing Officer Annette Greenwood, center.
Click here to to read SEIU 721 press release.
Click here to read official strike notice to RCRMC.
North County Times – County Workers Announce One-day Strike
Press-Enterprise – Union Plans One-day Strike
• Join SEIU 721 members Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2012, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA, as the bargaining team presents to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors the official strike notice covering all other locations.
• Grab a picket sign and join your co-workers in a one-day strike against the unfair labor practices of Riverside County.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
County Administrative Center,
4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA
All SEIU 721 Riverside County workers are to report to the County Administrative Center on what would be their normal workday shift. There is no need to call-in.
Categories: Bargaining Updates | Inland Area
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I am ready to stand united as ONE ! WHO’S WITH ME?
I am a SEIU 721 member and public employee of Riverside County. I have been working as a Medical Professional for RCRMC for nearly the past 31 years. I am proud of this service and the contributions of all those whom labor at RCRMC and throughout the County of Riverside whom provide vital and necessary services to the public we have chosen to serve. Now, because of illegal labor actions and disrespectful treatment by the County of Riverside, we are being called into action for a one-day strike January 31, 2012. Let’s do this thing. Let the people of Riverside County understand how the County Board of Supervisors, County agencies, and the various county department managers abuse their authority pursuing their own agendas at the expense of us dedicated servants to the public. Our leaders should realize and accept their moral obligation to not only serving the public but also all of County of Riverside employees. We are to be treated with dignity and respect and not with indifference as masters do to slaves. Likewise, we, as servants to the public, have the responsibility to care and dedicate our working life to the people of Riverside County. Let us negotiate a fair contract that will be honorable to all involved. To all those who are nothing more than “Water-Cooler gossips” that just dice SEIU 721 I leave you with these three quotes:
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Plato
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein
“We have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them – the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller
Awesome.. we will strike. 30 will show and we will feel dumb. Thank you to all of the big talkers. Stop talking and start doing. Ill see you on the front lines on the 31st.
Of course I will be there, its sad to hear that some RN’s have said, “well we got a contract already so we won’t strike for no one else!” So who cares about the rest? “Those unions that enjoy the right to strike have no guarantee that sacrificing their jobs and their livelihood will result in victory but they nevertheless engage in lengthy strikes, not because they are assured of winning but because they are determined to fight.” William Burrus.