Santa Barbara County Members Win On Latest Agreement


SEIU Local 721 Santa Barbara County members voted overwhelmingly by a 95% YES vote to approve the tentative agreement on the inequity review and also on the economic reopener.

vidal-chiprez80.jpg“This agreement is a good step in the right direction. Thank you to our bargaining team and SEIU 721 leadership for your efforts and dedication. Let’s all look forward and continue to stay involved as we prepare for bargaining in 2016.”
-Vidal Chiprez, Foster Care Eligibility Supervisor, Santa Barbara County, SEIU 721 member and CAT leader

The tentative agreement includes:

  • 5% salary increases for Eligibility Workers I, II, III and Supervisors.
  • ALL SEIU 721 members, even those job classifications who were not a part of the inequity review process this year, will receive an additional 32 hours of paid leave as part of the economic re-opener.

Next Steps
Next stop is the Board of Supervisors meeting on Aug. 25 to urge the Board to adopt this agreement. Stay tuned for details.

>> Download the victory flyer here (PDF).

For questions, contact an inequity review or bargaining team member or  Worksite Organizer Lupe Montaño at



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