SEIU Local 535 Dragon -- Voice of the Union


April 2000

SEIU Nurse Alliance Campaign for Safe Staffing
Nurse Alliance attempts to protect patient care:
Setting minimum staffing ratios
Nurses testify in Sacramento
Classes on safe staffing

Two nurses testifying at a hearing
Nurses Rhonda Goode, left, and Joyce Gray testify about safe staffing regulations

Why We Organize:
Local 535 files petition to represent 900 Fresno County workers
Campaign to bring basic union rights to Fresno County workers

What a Difference a Union Can Make
Nurse Leslie Whitehouse tells how the union improved working conditions at her hospital

You Know You Need a Union When...
Kaiser psych worker Susan Lehman describes the moment she knew she needed a union to protect her safety

ARC Workers Testify to Lawmakers
San Francisco and Alameda County ARC workers testified before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee about the need for increased wages. Here's what they told lawmakers

social worker drowing in files. There are files pilled up all over the desk and on top of filing cabinets. The pile of files practically reaches the ceiling.
Will child welfare workers finally have time to really protect and serve families?
Long-Awaited Child Welfare Caseload Study to be Released
The SB 2030 caseload study has been completed. The union is calling for an additional $100 millon and a permanent child welfare task force to implement the findings

Thank you
John Bowers
Portrait of John Bowers
One of SEIU's early leaders and visionaries retires.

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Dragon child welfare
reports are now
available on line and
can be downloaded

Cover of Social Worker Meltdown  report, frantic looking social worker
Social Worker

Cover of the report Portecting Children Retoring Families,  It Takes Time
Protecting Children,
Restoring Families,

It Takes Time and



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