WE HAVE FILED TO DECERTIFY SEIU!
On July 1, 2016, our staff at the CEA office filed REAP’s petition to decertify SEIU and “certify” REAP as the collective bargaining agent for four County units: the Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Supervisors, and Registered Nurses. Our goal is to establish an independent union, controlled and funded by the members, which focuses on OUR goals, rather than the agenda of an International Union. By controlling our own resources we will hire skilled legal staff (rather than terminated County employees and “organizers”) and be prepared to negotiate a successful new MOU in the months ahead.
We will be continuing to gather signatures through the end of the year. If you have not yet had a chance to sign the petition (If you have, get a copy to circulate amongst your co-workers), please contact Robin or Pat at the CEA office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-433-6983; OR any member of the REAP Board:
JOHN ABERLE ………………………..JOHN@REAP4US.ORG
We know that defeating SEIU isn’t an easy task, but our staff at CEA have conducted 29 successful decertification’s against them at other agencies. SEIU has also lost ALL of their members in several large County bargaining units, including San Diego, Santa Barbara and Marin. We have talked to members at many of these agencies and they are universally happy with the change. They are democratically controlled and have much better MOU’s.
We promise to keep you updated as our campaign unfolds. In the meantime, thanks for your support!