Supporting Riverside Strikers

What’s Going On In Riverside?

For more than a year we’ve tried to negotiate in good-faith with the County of Riverside but they have consistently stayed on their low-road, breaking labor law after labor law!

To date, we have filed 19 unfair practice charges against the County detailing its bad-faith bargaining, surveillance, and refusal to provide information critical to our ability to bargain effectively with the County, including transparency about their multi-million dollar toxic swap deal with Wells Fargo, their $40 million dollar contract with European consulting giant KPMG, and scores of other critical information. That’s 19 times the County has stooped lower and lower to silence our voices and stonewall bargaining!

This doesn’t just impact county workers – these unfair practices harm everyone who lives and works in Riverside County. Every dollar spent on outside consultants or bad deals is a dollar not being put toward vital county services – and the lack of transparency means we can’t even be sure where all these tax dollars are going! On top of that, long-standing safety issues at county facilities prevent faithful public servants from being able to provide the critical care that Riverside County residents need.

We have had it with the County’s bad-faith bargaining and will be going on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike on September 6th and 7th.

How Can I Support Striking SEIU 721 Members In Riverside?

Even if you’re not a Riverside County SEIU 721 member, we invite you to join us and stand up for workers!

Participate In Actions

Riverside County Workers will be taking part in actions throughout the day on Wed. 9/6 and Thur. 9/7, beginning with a picket at Riverside County Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning. If you are an SEIU 721 member who is not employed by Riverside County, we invite you to use vacation, break or off-shift time to join us on the picket line. We also extend this invitation to any community members who would like to join.

Follow us on social media for details on additional actions throughout the week.

Spread The Word

The unfair practices perpetuated by Riverside County affect the entire Riverside community – so it’s important to let our friends and neighbors know. Here are some resources you can use to get the word out.

Facebook Posts

ULP Strike Begins Wednesday

Riverside County Declares Impasse

Twitter Posts

SEIU 721 Resources

Strike Notification

Impasse Response

Strike FAQ

Contact County Supervisor John Tavaglione

John Tavaglione is the chairman of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Contact Chairman Tavaglione and tell him that you’re fed up with the county’s $40 million sweetheart deal with KPMG, toxic swap deal with Wells Fargo, overall lack of financial transparency and total disregard for worker safety at county facilities.

John F. Tavaglione
4080 Lemon Street
Post Office Box 1646
Riverside, CA 92502-1646
Main: (951) 955-1020
Fax: (951) 955-2362
Email Address:

Thank you for all of your support! Together, we win!

Categories: My Union | Riverside County