SEIU Local 221

Service Employees International Union Local 221

Location: San Diego, CA

Client since: 2007

Website: http://www.seiu221.org

In March 2007, Local 2028 and Local 535 joined to become Local 221. The members of the two San Diego locals came together as part of the California Unite to Win plan that was passed by a 88% majority of members in October 2006. Now the largest public sector union in San Diego and Imperial Counties, uniting these two local SEIU unions allows them to more effectively defend the wages, health care and retirement benefits of their members, as well as facilitate continued growth. They are also able to combine and share resources to strengthen their communications and education programs, and improve their technology systems.