Riverside County Contract Update HQ

PERB Fact Finder Agrees: We’re Worth More!

After a months-long fact-finding process, an impartial fact finder appointed by the Public Employment Relations Board has found what we’ve known all along – the hardworking Riverside County public servants of SEIU 721 deserve more than the “regressive” last, best and final offer presented by the County.

The County’s arguments against treating employees fairly don’t hold water. In fact, the report found that “…all of this time, energy and money could be better spent if everyone could reach an agreement and simply get back to the business of taking care of the public.

The report went on to recommend:

  • A new MOU through July 2019
  • 4% across the board raises
  • 1% additional raises for RNs
  • Elimination of almost all takeaways
  • A “Me Too” clause


Live Bargaining Town Hall Audio

Below you’ll find the complete recording of our first-ever live contract bargaining town hall, with updates from president Bob Schoonover, chief of staff Gilda Valdez and interim director Eloy Alvarez.

Riverside County’s “Last, Best & Final” Offer

Riverside County’s insulting “last, best and final” offer is unacceptable. Some lowlights include no raises or cost of living adjustments, increased healthcare costs and charging us to park at our own worksites!

RivCo No RaisesRivCo Parking Fees

For a more detailed breakdown of the LBFO, click here: Riverside County Last, Best & Final Offer (Members Only)


Bargaining Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The County’s refusal to bargain in good faith and misinformation campaign in the media have left both county workers and the community wondering what’s going on and where we’re heading. This bargaining FAQ answers frequently asked questions about the contract situation in Riverside County.

Click to see the FAQ 

A Chronology of Our Fight to Raise Up Riverside County

Our tenacity and energy must be mightier than the County’s audacity to mislead and violate labor laws. It’s important that you keep the momentum of the last 8 weeks until we win a fair contract  that lifts up workers and our communities.

Click to see a chronology of the events leading up to the strike and post-strike.

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