Monday, August 17, 2015

Press: 880 Workers Vote to Decertify SEIU Local 521 in California

Last week, a unit of 880 government workers in Fresno County, Calif. voted to decertify SEIU Local 521 by a vote of 319-228, according to the Fresno Bee

The county employees -- who include corrections officers, child support officers, program technicians, and security guards -- voted to leave SEIU and join a new union called "Fresno County Public Safety Association." 

According to the newspaper, a second unit of approximately 500 benefit eligibility workers, social workers, and job specialists also wants to decertify SEIU. SEIU Local 521 represents public-sector employees in Central California.