Over 100 SEIU 721 members, Ventura County Firefighters, Probation Officers and Operating Engineers showed up for the September 24th Board of Supervisors meeting to stand up for county services, union rights and for the safety and health of our communities.
This show of solidarity set the stage for ongoing bargaining negotiations and let the County know that we are united.
“We ask that the County continue on this path and help to get all county workers to a livable wage for our families and for our communities,” said Bargaining Team member Brian Luskin.
Besides addressing bread and butter issues, we also spoke up in support of union rights. SEIU 721 Tri-Counties Regional Director Danny Carrillo spoke on union strength. “Strong union rights in our workplaces ensure the delivery of critical services Ventura county residents rely on – and those union rights don’t cost the County a dime.”
Health care is also a major concern for county employees and for our community. “When frontline workers are more ‘health secure,’ we can continue to provide the quality services our entire County depends on, and our entire community safety net is strengthened,” said Bargaining Co-Chair Sarah Clancy.
We also heard from Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association President Kevin Aguayo. We closed our comments by restating that Labor is standing united.
Ventura Rising Together!
You can view our Public Comments at the Board of Supervisors meeting by going to:
http://bit.ly/BOSSEPT24 and viewing from 32:58 to 53:54 in the video.