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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
North County State of the Union
May 29, 2019
SEIU 721’s North County Members are gearing up for their State of the Union! Members from Lancaster, Palmdale, Acton, Castaic, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Sylmar, Saugus, Chatsworth, Santa Clarita, Lake Los Angeles, Valencia, and Granada Hills will be coming together for this widely-anticipated event! Participants will learn about the latest developments happening in our union and be informed on our top goals for … Read More
Juneteenth Block Party – June 15!
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Juneteenth Block Party Saturday, June 15 2019 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Exposition Park – SOUTH LAWN Join us for the Juneteenth Block Party on June 15th, 2019 at Exposition Park, from 2pm to 8pm. PRESENTED BY The SEIU Local 721, the African American Caucus and the Office of Assemblyman … 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
LA/OC Cities Stewards and Leaders Council Meeting – Saturday, June, 1 2019
May 22, 2019
Please join us for the next LA/OC Cities Stewards and Leaders Council meeting Saturday, June 1st, 2019. We’ll have a Workers Compensation law office representative facilitate a “Know Your Rights” discussion. LA/OC CITIES STEWARDS AND LEADERS COUNCIL MEETING Saturday, June 1, 2019 9am – 11am SEIU Local 721 First floor, … 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
Riverside County Bargaining Team Nomination Form *DEADLINE EXTENDED*
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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
SEIU 721 Benefits Fair – May 21 at Hall of Admin
SEIU Local 721 Benefits Fair Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10 am to 2 pm Hall of Administration Grand Park Come learn about your negotiated benefits as an SEIU Local 721 member. >>Download the flyer. The Benefits Fair will have Informational Table from: • Kaiser • UnitedHealthcare • Options Annual Enrollment … Read More
Juneteenth Block Party – Saturday June 15, 2019, Save the Date
SEIU Local 721, African American Caucus and the Office of Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. are proud to present this year’s Juneteeth Block Party on Saturday, June 15th from 2pm to 8pm at Exposition Park. Join us at this free community event for an African Market Place, fun family activities, a … 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
Two Great Events in LA – United Way Home Walk and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive
May 10, 2019
We have two great events coming up in Los Angeles County. United Way HomeWalk – May 18th On Saturday, May 18th, labor will take the lead and walk to end homelessness in United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ 2019 HomeWalk 5k run/walk. Labor is forming a team called the “Homeless … 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
Title IV-E Waiver lunchtime meetings set for April 29 to May 17
April 26, 2019
Attention LA County DCFS members: Between $200 million to $320 million in federal funding is on the line unless Congress renews the Title IV-E Waiver by September 30, 2019. DCFS Director Bobby Cagle recently notified the DCFS workforce about it. Read his letter here. We know many of you probably … Read More
Bobby Cagle of LA County’s DCFS sounds the $200 million+ alarm on Title IV-E Waiver
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
BU 500 Votes to Keep LA County Sanitation Districts Union Strong
April 23, 2019
The election is done and the results are in: Members of BU 500 voted to keep their union and stay with SEIU 721. The vote count took place starting this morning at the LA County Sanitation District headquarters in the City of Industry. Votes from workers at solid waste facilities … Read More
SEIU Local 721 Members Elect New Executive Board in 2019
April 12, 2019
The newly elected executive board of SEIU Local 721 is responsible for representing the interests of its members, and manages the Local’s affairs including continuing the dynamic worker-led campaigns that have galvanized a pro-working family movement in Southern California. Full list of elected member leaders: Officers At large President Bob … Read More