The SEIU 721 Union Value Calculator is for informational purposes only, and provides only an illustration of the value of a strong union contract based on your inputs and the data and assumptions contained in these sources.

“Eliminating fair share fees and making public employment ‘right-to-work’ would increase the pay penalty for working in state and local government,” Jeffrey Keefe, Report, EPI Briefing Paper #408, 10/13/15.

“How today’s unions help working people: Giving workers the power to improve their jobs and unrig the economy,” Josh Bivens et. al., Report, EPI, 8/24/17.

BLS, Employee Benefits Survey, National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, 2017, March 2017.

CPI-U and CPI-W for Los Angeles, BLS.

Social Security, Period Life Table, 2014.

Kaiser Family Foundation, 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey, 9/19/17.

Pocket Guide to PEPRA, 3rd Ed., CPER.

Pension Actuarial Valuations and Actuarial Experience Studies, CAFRs, Pension Plan Summary Plan Descriptions, Brochures and Guides to Retirement Benefits, LACERS, LACERA, CalPERS Local Agency Plans, VCERA, various years.

OPEB Experience Studies, LACERS, LACERA, State of California, various years.

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Guides, Premium and Employer Subsidy Rates, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, County of Riverside, Ventura County, City of Oxnard (for “Other” calculations), various years.

Current MOUs, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, County of Riverside, County of Ventura, City of Oxnard.

Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Memo to Representative Brett Hulsey, From Art Zimmerman, “Retirement and Health Insurance Contribution Increases for State Employees, 2011,” September 12, 2011.

Wisconsin Act 10 (2011).