Why Opt Out?
SEIU721 wastes your dues money on hefty salaries for a huge staff. $18 million in 2017.
another $178,000 was handed out in total to executive board members.
Much of what is left is wasted on extreme politics.
There was also a $34,000 board retreat at the Hilton in San Diego…
SEIU 721 has proven themselves failed negotiators and given you years of contracts inferior to other local groups.
They spend big bucks on themselves, but give you an unpaid peer steward when you need representation.
Opting out still covers you under any MOU SEIU negotiates (getting more signatures brings REAP closer to being the contract negotiator). SEIU is still obligated to represent you in labor matters as well. After opting out, you can keep the dues money or put it toward quality representation with REAP.
If you are a Riverside County employee and your position falls within the Supervisory, Professional, Para-Professional, RN, Parks and Open Space or Waste Management Units, you qualify to become a REAP member.
What does REAP have to offer?
REAP was created and is run by current and retired Riverside County employees. We are your peers and have a vested interest in doing right by County employees. Our pay comes from the same contract with the county you get and not dues money. REAP is all-volunteer.
REAP is offering Real Representation by trained professionals. No longer do you have to rely on an untrained co-worker to represent you in a disciplinary action. No longer do you have to make phone call after phone call to the SEIU Member Service Center. No longer do you have to wait for days and weeks to get a return call from SEIU. REAP can help you with your representational needs for only $20.00 a month.
We manage this through fiscal responsibility and responsibility tour members.
REAP has partnered with labor professionals, Public Employees Legal, LLP. Public Employees Legal, LLP specializes in providing professional representation and negotiations to public employees. You can learn more about Public Employees Legal,LLP here .
PEL is an excellent firm, already used by employee unions in California City, Corona, Orange County Vector Control, Torrance, San Marino, and has many other clients.
If you are interested in becoming a REAP member and you want access to professional representation, click here. Complete the form and send it to REAP at: 19510 Van Buren Blvd. F3-197, Riverside, CA 92508 – or complete the form, scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The dues authorization section is for future use, so that when we replace SEIU, we’ll already have the necessary signatures to collect dues via payroll deduction. We currently use a third party credit card processor and accept checks.
The time to secure professional representation is BEFORE you need it. Don’t risk your job and your future by relying on SEIU to protect you in your time of need. Join REAP and partner with the professionals!