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On Sept. 25, LA County is #UnionStrong
September 7, 2018
RSVP for Sept. 25 (click here). Then sign up for free bus transportation (details here). Remember to Purple Up (shop here)! Stand United for LA County! Sept. 25 is our last chance to defend our contracts. Sept. 25 is our last chance to remind the Board of Supervisors that we … Read More
Sept. 25 bus transportation for #UnionStrong rally
September 6, 2018
Do you need a ride on Sept. 25? No worries. Our union has arranged free bus transportation for all SEIU 721 members to and from the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration! Contact your Work Site Organizer (WSO) to reserve your seat on the bus. (If you’re not sure who that … Read More
Protect Your Pension – CalPERS Election 2018
August 31, 2018
CalPERS Election SEIU Members across California are voting to re-elect SEIU Priya Mathur to the CalPERS Board. Ballots will be mailed out to eligible active public-agency members on August 31st. You can vote online, by phone, or by mail.  Just follow the instructions included with your ballot. All votes must … Read More
SEIU 721 Retirees Newsletter – Summer 2018
SEIU Retirees Leadership Group Wants Your Input SEIU 721 retirees have an important voice through the Leadership Group. As your elected representatives, the Leadership Group strives to ensure that the contributions of retired members are recognized and that activities are presented to enhance your well-being and quality of life. If … Read More
LA County Sheriff Town Hall
August 28, 2018
General Election Runoff, Los Angeles County Sheriff Candidates Join us for the SEIU 721 Member Endorsement Town Hall for LA County Sheriff Candidates Alex Villanueva and Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Hear what the Candidates for LA County Sheriff have to say about issues facing the LA County Sheriff’s Department. >> Download … Read More
Speak Up and Take Charge of America’s Values!
August 27, 2018
The current administration is planning yet another attack on working people with a change to the “public charge” rule that will punish immigrant families who are seeking the American Dream. SEIU 721’s Latino Caucus is urging members to act on this important cause that affects millions of people as they … Read More
L.A. County offers 1% per year over next 3 years. We say: 3% is an insult!
On Aug. 16, L.A. County negotiators finally made a salary offer: 1% per year for the next 3 years, despite the fact that the cost of living in Los Angeles is currently rising at a rate of 4% a year! We say, “3% is an insult!” Coupled with their proposed … Read More
A look back at….SEIU 721’s Juneteenth 2018!
By popular demand, here is the highlight reel from SEIU 721’s Juneteenth Celebration 2018! The African-American Caucus presented this year’s Juneteenth celebration titled, The Blackout Experience: Illuminating Black Excellence. The event celebrated contributions black people have made to society; highlighting everything from street lights and blood banks to gifs and … Read More
August Heat lunchtime demonstrations to burn through L.A. County
August 13, 2018
Join us! All demonstrations will begin at 12:15 P.M. and continue through the lunch hour. SEIU Local 721 will bring the signs, whistles, tailgate speakers and box lunches for all participants. You bring the spirit! For more info, call the SEIU 721 Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU. Together, we rise! … Read More
Breaking News! LASD Top Brass Wants to Meet on Our Wage Theft Demands
August 6, 2018
The LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) thought we would go out with a whimper and not challenge their wage theft. They were wrong. We rose up and sent a whole slew of emails to LASD and Department of Health Services (DHS) officials. Now we’ve really grabbed their attention. LASD top brass … Read More
L.A. County CAT Team members get ready for a dogfight!
August 4, 2018
L.A. County CAT Team members got fired up for what is bound to be a hot contract bargaining fight! It was standing room only at their fiery Saturday gathering, which took place at Holman United Methodist Church in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Members hailed from across L.A. … Read More
Lead the Charge on Just Culture!
August 2, 2018
SEIU 721 members stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other county labor groups in the Labor Management Transformation Council and led the charge to shift the way issues are addressed in our workplace. The result: Just Culture. LA County Health Agency’s Just Culture is about supporting a work environment that is kind and … Read More
SEIU 721 Inland Region COPE Members Endorse Eric Linder for Riverside County Board of Supervisors
July 24, 2018
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SEIU 721 Inland Region COPE members have endorsed former State Assembly member Eric Linder for Riverside County Board of Supervisors District 2. A Corona resident and former member of the state assembly, Eric Linder is committed to fighting for quality of life issues for Riverside County. In the assembly, he … Read More
Kaiser Wellness Pilot Survey at Rancho Los Amigos – Give Your Feedback!
July 19, 2018
SEIU Local 721, together with the Department of Human Resources, Rancho Los Amigos, and Kaiser Permanente, are working together to develop exciting new workplace wellness initiatives, and we want to hear from you! >> Please take a few moments to complete our online workplace wellbeing survey Once you complete the … Read More
WE Care for Watts and WE did it!!
July 5, 2018
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With an overwhelming YES vote of 98%, Watts Healthcare Corporation members have ratified a strong three-year contract that protects public safety, keeps healthcare contributions affordable, and provides market rate adjustments for several classifications. 11.25% salary increases over the term of the contract Healthcare Contributions: No changes in health care contribution … Read More
MAJOR VICTORY – Judge Bars Riverside Imposition, Reinstates Nurses
June 29, 2018
In a massive victory against a hostile employer, the Riverside County Superior Court ruled on three major issues: 1. There can be no imposition of the “last, best and final” offer until the outstanding unfair labor practice charges against the County are resolved. 2. The County must also reinstate and make … Read More
No Court Ruling on Janus v. AFSCME will Rule Us Out
June 27, 2018
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its anti-worker decision in the long-awaited Janus v. AFSCME. To the surprise of no one, the Court ruled 5-4 in favor of establishing a national so-called “Right to Work” for public employees, further rigging the system against working families. Today’s decision is the … Read More
SEIU 721 to L.A. County: “7% Is Not Enough – We Will Fight for More!”
June 22, 2018
Yesterday, contract bargaining negotiations between SEIU 721 and L.A. County officially got underway. Your elected bargaining team delivered a strong rebuke to L.A. County negotiators: “Seven percent (over three years) is not enough!” The rising cost of living is putting the American Dream out of reach for our too many … Read More
SEIU Local 721 Condemns Inhumane Family Separations at the United States Border
June 20, 2018
SEIU Local 721 Condemns Inhumane Family Separations at the United States Border; Vows to Elect Congressional Candidates Who Will Stand Up to the Trump Administration to Defend the Promise of the American Dream As Immigration Officials Tear Away Young Children from Families Seeking Refuge, California’s Working Families Promise to Elect … Read More
Coaching and Mentorship Cuts DCFS Social Worker Attrition Rates to 6 Percent for New Hires
June 12, 2018
A couple years ago, our united voice led to an unprecedented strike for child safety, resulting in L.A. County hiring 2,765 additional social workers to alleviate our caseload and help us prioritize children’s needs. However, hiring those social workers wasn’t enough. Keeping those new social workers proved to be another … Read More
Final Leg of Travel Time Now Covered for DCFS Special Assignments
Your union strives to keep money in your pocket – and we did! As we all know, L.A. County is huge – 4,751 square miles in size to be exact, which is a larger land mass than the entire state of Delaware or Rhode Island. It’s also home to the … Read More
Union Power Is Instrumental in Clearing DCFS Backlog of 2,500 RFAs
SEIU 721 is proud to report incredible progress on a major issue affecting L.A. County social workers: Resource Family Approvals. It’s no secret that the RFA backlog was up to 2,500 cases. Indeed, the backlog was a huge sticking point during our last round of contract bargaining. Every single one … Read More
Safety Check a BIG Success! LA County Responds to Grievances
May 10, 2018
On the heels of filing an unprecedented multi-union grievance against LA County over ICHS working conditions, we held a highly successful Safety Check outside of Twin Towers! Hundreds of ICHS frontline workers came out on April 26th to participate in the massive grievance investigation to pinpoint the health and safety … Read More
Union Victory at LA County ICHS— Weekend Bonus Back Pay!
May 8, 2018
SUBMIT YOUR TIME CARD CORRECTIONS NOW In case you missed it, your union filed a grievance against ICHS management on November 25, 2017 demanding that they rectify the issues around the inconsistent bonus pay, and WE WON! You can now cash out on back pay dating back to November 2, … Read More
Congratulations Santa Barbara County – We Did It!
May 2, 2018
With an overwhelming YES vote, Santa Barbara County members won a strong three year contract that protects retirement security and provides additional wage increases. 8% salary increases over the term of the contract* The SEIU 721 Santa Barbara County Bargaining Team fought diligently to go from seeing management proposals with … Read More