Thousands of Riverside County SEIU Local 721 members have already casted their vote to escalate up to and including a strike. More and more members across the county are coming together, gearing up and want to make their voices heard because they know the stakes are too high!
Each year, SEIU 721 and the County of Riverside come together to offer scholarship awards, ranging from $250 to $5,000, to children of SEIU 721 members who are Riverside county employees. Applications are now being accepted.
Riverside County continues to propose cuts on the backs of workers and residents because their poor-decision making has led to excessive revenue waste.
As taxpayers throughout the County race to meet their tax obligations on Tax Day, Riverside County SEIU Local 721 and community advocates gathered on the steps of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for a press conference to condemn the up to $119 million in taxpayer waste by the County and demand its CEO Jay Orr renegotiate a toxic swap deal with Wells Fargo.
In response to the increasingly dangerous working conditions that have been continually ignored by Riverside County management, Riverside County SEIU 721 members have begun participating in three self-defense classes this week at worksites across the County to equip members with the skills needed to stay safe on the job.
On March 21st Riverside County members delivered over 3,000 signed petitions to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to highlight how the County is prioritizing sweetheart consulting contracts (watch video) totaling almost $50 million while they propose reckless cuts at bargaining table on the backs of frontline workers.
The SEIU 721 bargaining team has been negotiating in good faith with Riverside County but the county has continuously chosen to take the low road with an overreliance on aimless cuts rather than thinking through solutions that can benefit everyone.
Following reports of physical attacks on Riverside County Hemet Clinic care providers and bricks being thrown through windows, SEIU Local 721 hosted a "We Must Protect Ourselves" self-defense course (WATCH VIDEO) for all Riverside County Hemet Clinic care professionals on January 18th.
On December 14th we filed a grievance demanding the County address the serious workplace safety issues, and we held a "Safety Check" immediately after to let them know that fearing for our lives at work is not normal.
SEIU Local 721 members are bargaining to raise up the standards at every worksite and every department in Riverside County!
Hemet, CA--A group of care professionals are gearing up for a worksite action outside of the Riverside County Hemet clinic to highlight the urgent need to ramp up the security measures at the clinic. The worksite action, known as a Safety Check, arrives on the heels of countless reports of serious safety breaches at the clinic over the past year including physical altercations with individuals under the influence and those struggling with mental disorders.