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“This social worker worked like a hero to protect Noah.”
July 19, 2019
By now, most everyone has heard about the death of Noah Cuatro, a four-year-old Palmdale boy who passed away over the Fourth of July weekend under circumstances that authorities are calling suspicious. An investigation into Noah’s death is still underway. But, already, some are trying to scapegoat LA County DCFS … Read More
July 11, 2019
Clerical, Janitorial, Grounds Maintenance, Security, Transportation, Food Service, GAIN… In the name of “cost effectiveness,” the County has contracted out thousands of jobs, replacing good union jobs with low-wage jobs that offer no retirement security and unaffordable health care. But that’s changing! On Tuesday, July 16, the Board of Supervisors … Read More
City of Oxnard – Make the Call to Stop the Cuts and Stop Layoffs!
June 25, 2019
  Just as Oxnard’s Mayor Flynn and members of the City Council voted to make drastic cuts to vital city services and on layoffs, it was discovered by the city finance staff that there was 5.6 million dollars in its city bank accounts! So much for “fiscal responsibility.” It’s time … Read More
SEIU 721 Celebrates Juneteenth 2019 with a Community Block Party
June 19, 2019
The SEIU 721 African American Caucus put on another event to remember with this year’s Juneteenth Block Party at Expo Park. The event, which was co-hosted by the office of Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr., featured live music, food trucks, a kids zone, photo booth and more. There was even a … Read More
2019 Just Culture Pulse Survey Now Open!
June 12, 2019
SEIU 721 members helped lead the charge to shift the way issues are addressed in our workplaces and develop LA County Health Agency’s Just Culture initiative. Now it’s time for the second annual Just Culture Pulse Survey to measure how employees perceive the fairness of their worksites. Just Culture marks a groundbreaking shift for our members. It’s about supporting a work environment … Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Membership Meeting for NEVHC!
June 6, 2019
Bargaining is in full effect at Northeast Valley Health Corporation! NEVHC members will be gathering for an important General Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 18 to get the latest on our 2019 campaign to Save Our Clinics. Already, management has started to erode public safety by proposing layoffs and in … Read More
June 30 is the LA County Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts reimbursement deadline
June 5, 2019
Many of us working for LA County take advantage of the Health Care Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Spending Accounts that are offered to us thanks to hard-fought negotiations by our Union. But you may not know that June 30, 2019 is the deadline to submit spending account claims for … Read More
County of Ventura Layoffs – Frequently Asked Questions
May 28, 2019
We’ll update this post as we get more information. — When did the union know about the layoffs? We were officially notified on May 28, 2019. What is the union doing about it? Per the MOA the County and your union has to meet and confer on this issue, before … Read More
Uber and Lyft drivers take over Uber hub in solidarity with nationwide ‘Fight for $15’ strike
May 23, 2019
Hundreds rideshare employees driving for Uber and Lyft in the greater Los Angeles region took part in a massive all-day protest to raise awareness of the plight of Gig Economy and other low-wage workers – demanding a $30/hour living wager, a roll-back of Uber’s recent $25 rate cut and an … Read More
Member Leaders Pledge to “Reclaim Riverside”
May 20, 2019
Member leaders in Riverside County met Saturday to strategize a plan to take back our County. With bargaining on the horizon in just a few months, member leaders learned the lay of the land from regional director Eloy Alvarez, attorney Hannah Weinstein and executive board members Cheylynda Barnard, Christi Bell … Read More
Board of Supervisors gets SEIU 721 workers’ perspective on LA County budget
May 15, 2019
Dozens of our fellow SEIU 721 members who keep LA County clean, healthy and functioning testified at today’s official budget hearing, highlighting various challenges across numerous departments in a formal presentation to the LA County Board of Supervisors. Concerns raised by our union ranged from the impact that improper staffing … Read More
In Landmark Union Election, Occidental College Faculty Vote to Join SEIU Local 721
May 14, 2019
Congratulations to the non-tenure track faculty at Occidental College who voted today to join SEIU 721! Ballots for Occidental faculty were counted this afternoon at the National Labor Relations Board. Today’s landmark yes vote comes after a months-long organizing drive that saw scores of faculty and students working together to … Read More
LA City lifeguards alert public to water quality problems at Hansen Dam
With summer approaching, lifeguards from the City of Los Angeles are sounding the alarm on “cercarial dermatitis” outbreaks – better known as “swimmer’s itch” – caused by water-borne parasites at the Hansen Dam Recreational Lake in the San Fernando Valley. Lifeguards are demanding immediate testing of water at the adjacent … Read More
LA City Members Ratify Contract!
May 9, 2019
It’s official. L.A. City Members have emphatically ratified their new 3-year contract with 95% of the votes. Tonight’s vote count puts a bookend to contract negotiations that brought out the fight in SEIU Local 721 members throughout the City, including multiple public actions in Downtown Los Angeles and the Port. So, what … Read More
Bobby Cagle of LA County’s DCFS sounds the $200 million+ alarm on Title IV-E Waiver
April 26, 2019
This week, LA County DCFS Director Bobby Cagle sent an official notice alerting the entire child welfare workforce of a potential hit of between $200 million to $320 million to the department – if Congress fails to extend the federal Title IV-E Waiver by September 30, 2019. In correspondence sent … Read More
Help is On the Way for LA County RFA and RFSPD Workers
April 25, 2019
Help is on the way for RFA and RFSPD workers at LA County Department of Children and Family Services drowning in excessive caseloads. Our new side-letter agreement contains mandatory caseload caps that will dramatically reduce caseloads for RFA and RFSPD workers and other measures to help protect child safety. Download … Read More