Volume 1 / Issue 1
To provide quality service to the REAP members with integrity and respect, understanding the member is the priority.
Whether you’re starting a new chapter in your career, buying a new home, or starting a
new family, “starting” is never easy, but it’s a journey. When the founding members of REAP embarked on this journey, we did so with the understanding that it wouldn’t be easy, the process wouldn’t be quick, and it would cost us more than just money, it would
require our full commitment. All of us have been there…this journey however, started out of a need to serve Riverside County employees in the areas of representation, contract
negotiations and workforce education and development. The unfortunate truth is,our current labor union has been inattentive and therefore incapable of meeting the members’ needs.
Many of you reading this have probably had the chance to visit, taken the time to register, or have at least heard of our sister site, SCRU721.com. We have recently launched Reap4us.org, your new website, and we’re excited that you
have taken the time to visit. AtREAP4US.org, we will be providing information that is relevant, informative,thought provoking, and sometimes just plain fun to read.We’d like to encourage each of you to become an interactive member to this site and contribute to the momentum of REAP.At SCRU721, we did a lot of bashing. Bashing of the folks making the decisions,bashing of the operation, and a whole lot of bashing the organization…what’s sad is it’s the truth. Members have been forced to place their trust, and money, in an organization that has, and will continue to be, about the organization. As long as SEIU continues to be the “exclusive labor organization” in Riverside County,the members will continue to receive the same weak, pathetic representation they have learned to despise.
We’d like to steer the REAP ship in a positive direction. One that will take the members not only where we want to be, but where we need to be – an organization of members who have a vested interest in the very Association they support. An Association where members are treated with dignity and shown respect, and the needs of the Association should never rise above the needs of the members. REAP aspires to be an Association that benefits from a mutual respect with our employer and the communities that have placed their trust in us.
If you have an article you’d like to post or an idea for the site, we look forward to hearing from you. Remember this is about us, the members, your peers and coworkers, not a political action committee where the main focus is who SEIU can get into office. At the end of the day, it’s all about doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. We hope you will see the purpose and the need for REAP and find value in what REAP has to offer.
“The future depends on what we do in the present.” -Mahatma Gandhi