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San Joaquin County supervisors agree to concessions, but no agreement with Service Employees International Union

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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:00 am

Three San Joaquin County bargaining units have agreed to labor concessions to save jobs, but a larger union representing 4,500 workers claims that county negotiators have "sabotaged" their efforts.

The Board of Supervisors will consider revising its memorandums of understanding with the county Deputy Sheriff's and Correctional Officers associations at this morning's Board of Supervisors meeting in Stockton.

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  • posted at 8:34 am on Fri, Jun 18, 2010.


    You are right... I would never wear that purple shirt... there are many SEIUmembers that are embarrassed to be thought of as a SEIU member. If it was so attractive, why does SEIU force employees into the union...? I would rather make a little less... and earn what I make. I have always felt that the only employees that really need SEIU are the ones that are low in skills and would be fired if not protected. The high skilled employees would get more salary if the union was voted out.

  • posted at 3:29 pm on Thu, Jun 17, 2010.


    I also forgot to address the fact that You think I live in a sheltered life. I am actually doing pretty good for growing up in an abusive situation at home.This is why I CHOOSE to say what needs to be said rather than sit around and let other people do all the work on the picket lines or unity breaks or if I am guessing right you probably don't even wear any purple to show any kind of unity.

  • posted at 3:22 pm on Thu, Jun 17, 2010.


    Actually,surfgliderdb, that is amazing that you have been spit at and yelled at in the face before, are you sure that is not just an excuse to only be a fee payer and not get involved in Union activities, this is the only way I would think 30 seiu goons would get mad at you for probably crossing the picket line. Also, why don't you go look for a private sector job since you are so unhappy with the union. I will be waiting to hear from you at Monday nights June 21, 2010 emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Maybe you can address your complaints at that meeting or like most people keep it all inside and just complain online where know one knows who you are.

  • posted at 11:33 am on Thu, Jun 17, 2010.


    downtown county employee ... have NEVER been yelled at or approached in any way where I felt threatened. I have been employed…I think you live a very very sheltered life and have little sense of reality when it comes to union reps and what they do. In last 20 years, I have never seen a more angry, insensitive, rude or obnoxious group of people that SEIU people. I have been spit on, yelled at and threatened in about 6 situations. The last one was in downtown Stockton where a lady came 2 inches from my face... and used her bull horn to yell out her point. I was going home from work and faced with her and 30 other SEIU goons. Again, you must live a sheltered life... or maybe SEIU people do not notice what their own do.

  • posted at 9:22 am on Thu, Jun 17, 2010.


    I have been to plenty of Union Meetings and have NEVER been yelled at or approached in any way where I felt threatened.I have been employed by the county almost 10 years and been involved with the Union for about 5 years.If you have been yelled at please speak out and let someone know from the Union office.It is not acceptable behavior and I can assure you it will not be tolerated.

  • posted at 8:13 am on Thu, Jun 17, 2010.


    myfairlady... please reconsider...Next time there is an SEIU meeting, please attend. There are many hidden cameras that can record their normally bully type behavior you describe. Then, you can post this video on you tube for all to see and hear. There are people like me that would pay someone to assist you in helping getting the goods on these people. The more people that expose outrageous behavior, the better. Just look what happened to that politician that got physical with that student. Who knows, you might have the next you tube sensation that puts bullies in their place.

  • posted at 3:31 pm on Tue, Jun 15, 2010.


    People of SEIU, and yes, I am one of those, (only because I work for the county, not by choice), if we don't give a little now, we are going to give a lot later.....and as for our union rep I will not attend another meeting where you are screaming at us...remember you work for us..we pay your salary...just saying

  • posted at 10:59 am on Tue, Jun 15, 2010.


    Al da Wrong: now I may not have smarts and all, but I think unemployment insurance pays people for not working.

  • posted at 1:09 am on Tue, Jun 15, 2010.


    SEIU wants Paid holidays? IF you are not working you shouldn't get paid.



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