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Jail time for Self-Defense, WTF?
September 14, 2017
COUNTY’S Riverside Health System says one thing on self-defense — County lawmakers say another. Moreno Valley, CA — Chalk up another blunder in the long list of mismanagement for the County of Riverside. In the most County of Riverside move ever, managers at the County’s Riverside University Health System (RUHS) … Read More
Voices of Labor Day: Union Jobs + Better Wages = Fewer Homeless Angelenos
September 9, 2017
By Sharonda Wade Some kids have imaginary friends to keep them company in their childhood years. My constant companion was hunger. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, my mom, sister and I were poor. Not just “couldn’t afford the latest fashions” or “only ate peanut butter sandwiches” poor but … Read More
Victorious, Thousands Return To Work Stronger Than Ever
September 8, 2017
After an historic strike garnering the support of California’s top three gubernatorial candidates, thousands of workers across Riverside County returned to work today wearing “Stronger Than Ever” stickers, and those working in Riverside’s especially dangerous flagship hospital walked back into work equipped with pepper spray. As of today, Riverside County … Read More
March and Takeover of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Building!
September 7, 2017
Riverside, CA — SEIU 721 represented Riverside County employees aren’t holding back from moving the County to end their unfair practices, and our momentum is not up letting up anytime soon. As if thousands of striking Riverside County employees descending on the RUHS flagship hospital wasn’t enough to let the … Read More
Voices of Labor Day: A Pension Saved is A Pension Earned
September 6, 2017
By Bob May Over Labor Day weekend, Ventura County beaches will have transformed into a massive playground for thousands of people celebrating the end of summer. But for me, the beach is my worksite — where I’ve helped keep it clean for over 23 years. Sand and the surf have … Read More
More Than 1,000 Workers Picket Riverside University Hospital
ULP Strike RUHS
Despite the County’s attempts to block some workers from striking, more than 1,000 Riverside County employees picketed for several hours outside of the Riverside University Hospital Wednesday morning – sending a strong message to management that we’re not backing down! The picket began at 6:30 a.m. and picked up steam … Read More
SEIU Hurricane Harvey Relief
September 1, 2017
Harvey Relief
Our sisters and brothers in SEIU Texas, the Workers United Southwest Regional Joint Board, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers-32BJ/ SEIU and SEIU Local 1000 are among the millions of people impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. It’s times like this when being united with two million members in a … Read More
SEIU 721 Statement on Charlottesville
August 14, 2017
Charlottesville Statement
The violence and hate espoused by the white supremacists behind Saturday’s deadly terror attack in Charlottesville strike at the very heart of what it means to be an American. SEIU 721 members condemn this horrific violence in the strongest terms, and our hearts are with those families grieving the injury … Read More
WE DID IT! Oxnard designated a Sanctuary City!
July 31, 2017
SEIU 721 members Rosa Valladares and Roberto Camacho after the Council votes to make Oxnard a Sanctuary City.
Together, SEIU 721 members have spent countless hours working alongside residents and community groups to make Oxnard a Sanctuary City. On July 25, the Oxnard City Council voted to make our demand a reality! Now more than ever before, it’s critical that our elected leaders stand up for all working … Read More
Hundreds take Rise & Resist Leader oath at Unity Summit
July 26, 2017
In a milestone moment for SEIU Local 721, hundreds of members took the oath to become Rise & Resist Leaders at an inaugural Unity Summit held at St. Sophia Cathedral in South Los Angeles this past Saturday, July 22. “Our union is facing a serious threat – the threat of … Read More
Conejo Recreation and Park District Members Win a New Contract!
July 10, 2017
Two Year Deal Includes Wage Increase and Additional Comp Time The Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on a strong two-year contract that strengthens our District. Through your unity, participation and overwhelming YES vote, we won a contract that includes salary increases of 2.5% in … Read More
SEIU 721 Victory! June 6, 2017 Election Results:
June 7, 2017
Our hard work paid off!After weeks of knocking on doors, making calls, and getting voters to the polls for our endorsed candidates, we have elected women and men who will fight for households like yours and mine.We work hard, and we live up to our values. We are proud to support leaders who do the same.#TogetherWeWin