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Sticker Up to Show LAHSA Solidarity As Contract Negotiations Move Forward
February 15, 2019
Last week, your SEIU 721 bargaining team began a new round of contract negotiations with management at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). Interaction was positive but to make more headway, it’s critical for us – the members of SEIU 721 – to show our solidarity. That’s why we’re … Read More
LAHSA contract bargaining update: ‘Let’s bring it home’
February 11, 2019
LAHSA Bargaining Team dedicates New Year to attacking ‘divisive and wrong’ wage system after closing out the holidays with ‘Walk on the Boss’ Your SEIU 721 bargaining team has been hard at work for us at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). As we finalize contract negotiations, the team’s … Read More
Health ‘Care-A-Van’ visit to U.S.-Mexico border set for Sat., Feb. 23
February 7, 2019
Health Care Professionals to Take Direct Action and Make a Real Difference The plight of thousands of refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border has captured worldwide attention and touched the hearts of many of us here at SEIU 721. The needless suffering of the men, women and children living in these … Read More
Don’t forget to update your life insurance Beneficiary Form from Zenith American Solutions
By now, you should have received materials in the mail notifying you to update your life insurance Beneficiary Form. Here’s a sample of what the form looks like. After completing the form that you receive in the mail, choose one of these options: Email it to SEIU721Beneficiary@zenith-american.com Return it in … Read More
New life insurance Beneficiary Form from Zenith American Solutions
January 25, 2019
Be sure to update your life insurance Beneficiary Form! Below is a sample of what the form looks like. You should be receiving one in the mail shortly if you haven’t already.   As you may or may not be aware, in an effort to offer our members the highest … Read More
DCFS Pasadena contract update – get the latest news!
January 22, 2019
It’s a new year and we’re working under a new contract. What does that mean for us? Are there any updates or developments? What are the goals for this year – for us as social workers, for us as Pasadena worksite employees and for SEIU 721 as a whole? FIND OUT! … Read More
SEIU Local 721 Executive Board Officers Nominating Petition 2019
January 18, 2019
Nominations for the Offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and forty-one (41) board member seats on the SEIU Local 721 Executive Board, will be accepted by Petition. Members who have been in continuous good standing for the preceding two (2) years are eligible to be nominated. Eligible candidates … Read More
LA Superior Courts employees vote ‘Yes’ to ratify new TA
January 15, 2019
It’s turning out to be a very happy new year for LA Superior Courts employees, who voted overwhelmingly to ratify a three-year Tentative Agreement. The new contract will offer salary increases of up to 10.7%* for BU 860 – and up to 9%* for BU 861 and BU 867. The … Read More
Claim your Sheriff Weekend Bonus Back Pay!
January 14, 2019
In case you missed it, this past December we received the GREAT NEWS that LASD settled our grievance and will pay out weekend bonus back pay owed from the period of 4/30/14 to 4/30/17 to EVERY WORKER THAT IS ENTITLED!   Please start organizing your time corrections now so that you will be able to … Read More
TCRC Members Unanimously Vote Yes to Approve Tentative Agreement and Lock In 8% Raises
Our solidarity delivered a robust contract that we can all be proud of, and puts the TCRC back on track to ensure quality services for our communities, and the residents we serve. This package guarantees 8% raises over the term of the contract, as well as significant improvements in bilingual … Read More
Three Ways 721 Members Can Support LAUSD Teachers & Students
January 11, 2019
Next Monday, January 14, tens of thousands of LAUSD teachers and support staff in United Teachers Los Angeles are going on strike to fight for public education! Our brothers and sisters in UTLA are hitting the line and giving up pay to push for true community schools. They’re fighting for: … Read More
Join SEIU 721 in the 2019 Kingdom Day Parade!
January 10, 2019
Bring your family and friends and come be a part of SEIU 721’s Legacy Keepers! The SEIU 721 African-American Caucus invites you to participate in the 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade as we continue to celebrate and carry out the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade theme … Read More
Casitas Members Vote Yes to Approve Tentative Agreement and Lock In 10% Raises
January 7, 2019
Casitas Municipal Water District Our solidarity delivered a landmark contract that we can all be proud of, and puts the District back on track to ensure quality services for our communities, and the residents we serve. This package guarantees 10% raises over the life of the contract, as well as … Read More
Los Angeles County University Writing and Math Programs – Relaunched!
December 31, 2018
The Department of Human Resources (DHR), in partnership with SEIU Local 721 and Los Angeles Valley College, is very pleased to announce the relaunch of the Los Angeles County University (LACU) Writing and Math Programs in January 2019. These well-established developmental programs are designed to enhance employees’ writing proficiency and … Read More
TCRC SEIU 721 Bargaining Team delivers on a strong tentative agreement!
December 28, 2018
We did it! Our bargaining team reached a Tentative Agreement on a strong three year contract that strengthens key Tri-Counties Regional Center services our communities depend on. It is only because we stood together and made our voices heard that TCRC has committed to supporting quality public services. Now, it’s … Read More
SEIU 721 Leads “Faith Caravan” to Deliver Humanitarian Aid
December 24, 2018
More than 150 union members and faith and community leaders gathered in the early morning hours at SEIU 721 headquarters over the weekend and embarked on a Humanitarian Aid trip to Tijuana, Mexico. SEIU Local 721 took the lead in arranging the “Faith Caravan” as social workers, registered nurses, and … Read More
We Won our Weekend Bonus Back Pay Grievance with LA County Sheriff’s!
December 20, 2018
When pay discrepancies with our weekend bonus pay came up — we rose up to get what’s ours! Hundreds of you within the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) facilities took action in support of the grievance against LASD on bonus weekend pay. LASD wanted to initially only pay twenty-four people, but you sent e-mails in masse … Read More
Victory! San Bernardino Courts Ratifies Contract Extension
The results are in! San Bernardino Courts employees have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strong tentative agreement that uplifts our work and the residents we serve. Our resounding yes vote locks in across the board salary increases, an increase in medical coverage subsidies and a $1,000 bonus! TENTATIVE AGREEMENT OVERVIEW … Read More
LA County Temp & Part-time Employees Bonus UPDATE!
December 12, 2018
LA County employees represented by SEIU 721 scored a major victory with our latest 3-year contract but there are still some points to work out for part-time and temporary employees. The Agreement reached between SEIU 721 and the County of Los Angeles includes a “$1,000.00 (one time only bonus) for all … Read More
$1K bonus for LA County members in Dec. 14 paychecks (plus 2% retroactive raise!)
December 11, 2018
These are turning out to be very happy holidays for tens of thousands of LA County employees! That’s because the long-anticipated, one-time $1,000 bonus – which was a result of our successful contract bargaining negotiations – is set to appear on our December 14, 2018 paychecks. The $1,000 bonus is … Read More
Statement from SEIU Local 721 President Bob Schoonover on Riverside County Last, Best & Final Offer Imposition
Riverside Strike
Statement from SEIU Local 721 President Bob Schoonover on Riverside County Last, Best & Final Offer Imposition “The Riverside County Board of Supervisors’ decision to impose its insulting last, best and final offer on the hardworking public servants of Riverside County is deeply disappointing, but not surprising. It’s par for … Read More
We Did It! L.A. County Registered Nurses Ratify Landmark Contract Protecting Patient Safety
December 9, 2018
RN TA Ratification 2018
It’s official: L.A. County Registered Nurses have ratified a strong new contract, cementing the  wins gained in our unprecedented fight for patient safety and nurse retention! Special recognition is owed to the RN Bargaining Team for their leadership as well as the Strike Captains for their unrelenting determination and leadership at their respective … Read More
San Bernardino County Court TA offers strong contract for the New Year and beyond
December 5, 2018
We’ve reached a Tentative Agreement on a two-year extension of our Memorandum of Understanding! Thanks to the organization, determination and unity of you and your fellow Union Strong co-workers throughout the San Bernardino County Courts, our TA offers us a wage increase and a bonus as set forth below, along … Read More