Simi Valley Members Start Bargaining and Pay Tribute


Our unity and participation are the foundation of a contract that lifts up our families and the community we serve.

When we work together we can demand the right tools to fix what’s broken, lift up our own families and communities, and keep Simi Valley working.

The SEIU 721 bargaining team met with City negotiators for the first session on April 5th. The team went to the table with a clear sense of your priorities via the comprehensive bargaining survey results.

The bargaining team listed out the initial articles to be opened and also heard a budget presentation from the City with a look at its financial position.

The next bargaining session is on April 26th.

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Jeff-Yaller-Photo-rev.jpgSEIU 721 members and the City agreed to honor long-time member Jeff Yaller by dedicating this contract to him.

Jeff was a champion for City of Simi Valley workers and was highly respected by members and also by management.

Jeff started working for the City of Simi Valley in August of 1996 and ran the new Tapo Canyon Treatment Plant as a Plant Operator II for Public Works.

He was first a member-at-large on the SEIU 721 Simi Valley Chapter Board in 2008 then was elected to Vice President in 2010 and remained as VP since that time. He was also on the Policy Committee and on the Labor Management Committee. Jeff’s hard work and dedication to fighting for strong contracts for his co-workers will always be remembered.

For questions on bargaining, contact a Bargaining Team member or Chief Negotiator Aram Agdaian at