December was an exciting month for Sonoma County workers, who
scored two big wins from the Board of Supervisors. Thanks to
stellar organizing led by chapter president Jana Blunt, members
won hazard pay for the more than 4,000 County workers (with the
exception of elected officials) in recognition of their dedicated
service and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also
secured an increase in the county’s living wage ordinance to
$16.75 an hour that will boost the take-home pay of the
lowest-paid County employees.
Sonoma County Chapter President Jana Blunt Is Kicking A$$ for the Working Class
Now She’ll Have an Award That Says So.
Dec. 14, 2021:
Folks who know SEIU 1021 Sonoma County Chapter President Jana Blunt and are familiar with her work with the union agree: She is an amazing leader who gets s*%t done. Her fierce, persistent, and creative organizing and advocacy was crucial in successfully saving 45+ County workers’ jobs in less than a year and, most recently, winning hazard pay for all County employees for their work and sacrifice throughout the pandemic. And she is still fighting hard for an equitable countywide telework policy.
Sonoma County members are fighting for an equitable telework policy as pandemic conditions continue to evolve
As CDC guidelines continue to evolve as the vaccination rate
climbs, many employers are revisiting their telecommuting
policies and the Sonoma County Chapter is no exception. Chapter
leaders in Sonoma, however, have recognized how discrimination
and inequity can dictate who does and does not have access to
remote work options and are taking action.
The nomination period is closed.
The nominees for Vice President (click each name to read the candidate’s statement):
The following positions were uncontested and therefore the individuals nominated are considered duly elected according to our chapter bylaws. They will assume their positions on May 1, 2021. Congratulations to all!
President: Jana Blunt
Secretary-Treasurer: Hillary Paffenroth
COPE Representative: Michael Stanford
County Industry Council Representative: Paul Foster
At-Large Representative: Stephanie Garcia
Notice of Election and Membership Meeting Announcement
There is a membership meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out via email.
After many years of contentious negotiations, large-scale actions, and short-term contracts, our Sonoma County members have finally changed the way the County approaches negotiations.
Tuesday, March 12th, hundreds of Sonoma County workers gathered for a rally and swarmed the County Administration building where members of the Board of Supervisors were meeting regarding the contract negotiations.
Per the SEIU 1021 County of Sonoma Chapter Bylaws, notice is hereby given of an Officer Election for the County of Sonoma Chapter of SEIU 1021 for the purpose of electing a new Chapter Executive Board for a two-year term.
Elections shall be conducted by worksite ballot, held during the week of April 8 – 13, 2019 Monday through Saturday,during the hours of 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, unless otherwise noted, at the following locations:
Per SEIU 1021 County of Sonoma Bylaws, notice is hereby given of an election for the Negotiating Team for the upcoming contract negotiations.
Elections shall be conducted by worksite ballot, held during the week of September 4-11th, 2018 during the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the following locations:
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