SEIU LOCAL 721 RIVERSIDE COUNTY BARGAINING UPDATE
SEIU LOCAL 721 and RIVERSIDE COUNTY will participate in mediation on 8/19, 8/21, 9/11 – 9/13 in an effort to reach an agreement on a contract/MOU.
The Public Employment Relations Board approached both parties about the idea of mediation. PERB has assigned a very qualified mediator to attempt to reach a compromise on all outstanding bargaining related ULPs and the MOU.
The 2016 SEIU Local 721 bargaining committee has been reconvened to participate. Bargaining committee elections for the next round of negotiations will continue to move forward in the event we do not reach an agreement with the County in mediation. The current bargaining committee will participate in mediation given their knowledge of the current issues and breadth of negotiations since 2016.
The SEIU Local 721 bargaining committee is ready to represent the members’ best interests and although this process does not guarantee that we will reach an agreement with the County, we are ready and hopeful of reaching an agreement.