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Updates Regarding Regular Testing Alternative to Mandatory Vaccinations in LA County
September 13, 2021
SEIU 721 strongly encourages all members to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19. At the same time, LA County’s Bargaining Policy Committee has strongly advocated for a robust, regular testing option for those members who have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On September 9, the … Read More
Medical or Religious Vaccine Exemption Deadline Extended for LA City Workers
September 9, 2021
If you intend to seek a medical or religious exemption, you now have another few days to do it. We presented the City’s Executive Employee Relations Committee (EERC) with a proposal to extend the application window, and we won an extension. Thanks to our work, the deadline to apply for a religious or … Read More
Mark Ridley-Thomas Joins LAHSA SEIU 721 Members as They Perform Vital Outreach to the Unhoused
August 31, 2021
On Monday, L.A. City Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas joined SEIU 721 members from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) as they performed critical outreach to unhoused residents in Mid-City. Ridley-Thomas, who chairs the City Council’s Homelessness and Poverty Committee, walked with LAHSA homeless engagement team (HET) workers as they interacted with … Read More
We did it, LA County! We fought for and won a game changing contract with historic Heroes Pay bonuses and more
August 27, 2021
We fought and won big! By an overwhelming majority of 98%, LA County members approved our historic six-month TA agreement. “This landmark contract is a game changer for SEIU 721 members in LA County” said SEIU 721 President David Green. “Together we fought for and won historic gains, including the largest bonuses … Read More
UPDATE: LA County Mandatory Vaccines and Frequent Testing For Healthcare Workers
August 25, 2021
As COVID-19 cases surge due to the spread of the deadly Delta variant, SEIU 721 strongly encourages all members to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated, masking up in shared spaces, and continuing to practice social distancing. At the same time, we will continue to vigorously defend our … Read More
SEIU 721 Members are Saving the L.A. City LAHSA Contract
August 23, 2021
SEIU 721 members are well on their way to saving the LAHSA contract with the City of L.A. That’s right. What began as self-promoting opinion pieces and council motions by a select group of L.A. Councilmembers for the City to withdraw from LAHSA, snowballed into an alarming commitment by the … Read More
Our Position on the LA City Vaccination Mandate
On August the 18th the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-0 to adopt a City ordinance that establishes a Mandatory Vaccination Policy for all City of Los Angeles employees. The ordinance requires City employees to be fully vaccinated by October 5th.  It also allows for employees who demonstrate their need … Read More
Adolfo Granados Named SEIU 721 Treasurer: “This is a member-driven union — the members run it”
August 13, 2021
“It’s all about the members.” That’s the mantra of Adolfo Granados, who started his SEIU 721 activism as a Shop Steward while employed as an Eligibility Worker at the LA County Department of Public Social Services and recently became­ our union’s new Treasurer. His focus? Consistently reminding all of us … Read More
Simboa Wright Named SEIU 721 Vice President – “I believe unions can be a force for positive change.”
August 12, 2021
SEIU members have been a part of Simboa Wright’s life literally from birth. Wright was delivered by SEIU healthcare workers at Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital. When he was a baby, SEIU social workers guided him through the foster system to his adopted family. Now, after 20 years working for … Read More
LAHSA 721 Members are on the Frontlines of LA’s Unhoused Crisis
August 6, 2021
LA’s unhoused crisis is making national headlines and SEIU 721 members, like Michael Williams, Steven Elias, and Lisa Pacheco are on the frontlines. The county’s unhoused population — which rose by 13% to 66,436 people in 2020 — has exploded since the pandemic. But despite the pandemic risks, our Los … Read More