Almost 400 SEIU Local 721 represented County of Ventura employees will received new ADDITIONAL market based wage increases in the near future. Your SEIU 721 Bargaining Committee met with County representatives and agreed to additional MBA increases for 60 classifications, bringing worker salaries much closer to market value.
“SEIU Local 721 supports the County’s proposal to increase the salaries of some of the lowest paid County workers. This is an important step in the right direction.” said Tri-Counties Regional Director Joe Kahraman at the April 21 Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board later voted unanimously to approve the item.
“Ventura County is a beautiful place. It has majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, strong communities and wonderful parks where families can have healthy and fun experiences. However, there are many in this County, including County workers, who are not able to enjoy the richness of this region because they are struggling to meet their basic needs. Lifting all working families out of poverty and taking key steps to secure a solid middle-class is key to lifting our entire county,” Kahraman continued.
SEIU Local 721 has been leading the “Fight for $15” minimum wage efforts across the country. We are at the forefront of the efforts to raise the bar for all workers, including workers throughout the Tri-Counties Region.
When we move towards equity for those members who are most behind, this will raise the tide for all members at future bargaining sessions.