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SEIU 721 Delivers on PPE for Nurses and All Healthcare workers in DHS LA Co!!
March 27, 2020
Just days ago, SEIU 721 frontline medical professionals alerted the general the press and general public about the lack of access to critical Personal Protection Equipment including N95 masks. Today we are proud to inform you of an amazing victory that resulted in a new policy from the Department of … Read More
Ventura Superior Courts Update on Limited Court Closure
Our union has been in constant contact with Ventura Superior Courts to help protect workers during this Coronavirus pandemic, especially those who are on the frontlines. Since March 16th most Court workers have been at home and the Courts have only been open on a limited basis. Courts have been … Read More
LA County, Emergency Paid Sick Leave is On the Way!
In accordance with HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, beginning on April 1, the County of Los Angeles will make available 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave – and a pro-rated share for part-timers – to be used by employees with  symptoms or health issues that call … Read More
Ventura County – Clarification on Labor Relations Challenge 80-Hour Attestation Forms
  COUNTY OF VENTURA Our union knows that the Coronavirus pandemic is paramount on everyone’s mind – especially those of us working directly on the frontline. Since March 13, we have been in constant communication with Labor Relations, demanding to be kept abreast of all communications sent to our members from … Read More
Breaking News: SEIU Local 721 COVID-19 Emergency Update
March 26, 2020
SEIU Local 721 Renews Call on Los Angeles County to Provide 80 Hours of Paid Sick Leave to Full-Time Employees After analyzing the provisions of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, SEIU Local 721 has again called on the County of Los Angeles to provide an additional two weeks … Read More
Riverside County members’ CalPERS medical plan special open enrollment runs from March 30 through April 17
Don’t forget! If you’re a member of SEIU 721 working out of Riverside County, you’ll soon be covered through a new CalPERS medical plan – and the special open enrollment period begins next week. It starts on March 30 and runs through April 17, 2020. How you enroll: This year, … Read More
Nurses Sound Alarm on LA County Department of Health Services’ Refusal to Release Stockpile of N95 Masks Needed to Protect Medical Personnel
March 24, 2020
Nurses File Complaint with Cal/OSHA and Warn LA County’s Hoarding of Masks and Failure to Provide Frontline Workers with Critical Equipment Risks Public Health and All but Guarantees Spread of COVID-19 Among Patients and Hospital Staff LA County frontline healthcare workers represented by SEIU 721 are sounding the alarm and … Read More
Call to Action for Our Members at LA County DCFS
Social Workers need better protection from Coronavirus to keep themselves and the families they serve safe! And with the Coronavirus pandemic upon us, SEIU 721 is advocating hard at every level of government to secure better protections for us as we continue to do our duty on the frontline. As … Read More
Webcast – Managing Anxiety: Coronavirus Fears and Concerns
Managing Anxiety: Coronavirus Fears & Concerns Ongoing and evolving news of the coronavirus outbreak can naturally bring up fears and concerns. While feelings of anxiety are normal, they can make day-to-day life more difficult. We’ll share strategies to help you manage stressful thoughts and emotions. Learn how to stay informed … Read More
SEIU 721 Members, Tell Your Senators to Protect All Workers!
March 22, 2020
As you know SEIU members and other service sector workers are coming together across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to call on elected officials and corporate and industry leaders to #ProtectAllWorkers by ensuring the health, safety and financial security of ALL working people. Times of national emergency require us all … Read More
Los Angeles County Agrees: All Non-Essential Employees Will Telework
March 20, 2020
In response to the Union’s demand, the CEO will direct all Department Heads to place all non-essential employees in telework status and allow employees to work from home during the Safer at Home and Stay at Home orders. If the Department is unable to assign work that can be done … Read More
LA County Workers & “Safer at Home” Ordinance
LA County Workers & “Safer at Home” Ordinance In light of last night’s press conference regarding the “Safer at Home” Ordinance in Los Angeles County, our Union President Bob Schoonover has already reached out to the County CEO to immediately address what this means for our LA County Members. Please … Read More
Union Bargaining Committee Meets with LA County, Presses Proposals to Protect Health and Safeguard Employees’ Financial Security
The full effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have yet to be felt but many SEIU 721 members are already being impacted. Our union has been hard at work ensuring that members’ health and safety needs are given full and complete consideration as we work with LA County to help control … Read More
2020 SEIU 721 Convention Delegate Election Results
March 19, 2020
The results are in! SEIU members overwhelmingly approved amending our SEIU Local 721 Bylaws, and elected our 2020 SEIU International Convention delegation. Congratulations to our newly elected 2020 Convention Delegates. These elected members will be representing us at this year’s SEIU International Convention in April: Jessica Castillo, Region 1 Vickie … Read More
SEIU LOCAL 721 Member Delegate Vote Count
In order to protect the health and safety of our members during the COVID-19 crisis, the Delegate Vote Count scheduled for today March 19, 2020 is available via web stream. All SEIU 721 members can go to our seiu721.org webpage click on front page link directing you to the vote … Read More
Report On-the-Job Coronavirus Concerns Here!
March 14, 2020
SEIU 721 has created an incident form that our members may use if they have any Coronavirus-related issues in their workplaces. We especially encourage reports from those working on the frontlines in healthcare and emergency response.
Protect Yourself: Wash Your Hands!
March 11, 2020
While there is still much we don’t know about the recent outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, one thing is very clear: It’s especially during times like these that having a UNION matters!  SEIU 721 has received many concerns from member leaders and Meet and Confers with various county and government agencies are being … Read More
The City of Ventura Bargaining Team is Set!
March 9, 2020
SEIU Local 721 City of Ventura bargaining team (left to right) Lynn Lopez, Burt Yanez, Maruja Clensay, Julie Santia, Cary Glenn, Jennie Buckingham, Roger Adams, Patrick Stock, Gabby Wimer. Don Taylor not in photo. You submitted your bargaining team nominations to set a winning path for our upcoming bargaining campaign … Read More
Lasting Reform of LA’s Child Welfare System is How We Win Justice for Gabriel Fernandez
March 5, 2020
By David Green, CSW, Treasurer, SEIU Local 721 The new Netflix documentary The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez examines in unflinching detail how shortcomings in LA County’s child welfare system, law enforcement and political leadership contributed to an 8-year-old boy’s death in 2013 at the hands of his mother and her … Read More
SEIU 721 2020 Primary Voter Guide
February 12, 2020
Our Vision for 2020. Over the past months, SEIU members across the state have conducted a transparent, democratic process, interviewing dozens of candidates for office. SEIU 721 members have been a part of that process and have endorsed candidates who share our vision for 2020: standing up for working families … Read More
We Have A TA In San Bernardino
February 5, 2020
WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT! Your bargaining team is proud to announce that, after months of hard-fought negotiating, we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) that keeps the public sector strong while raising standards for working people who make San Bernardino run. Here are some of the big TA highlights: … Read More
Win Locked In: Board Approves Riverside County Contract
January 29, 2020
Last week, Riverside County members voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with the County. This Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors made it official, voting 4-1 in favor of approving the deal, locking in our hard-fought wins over the imposed terms and conditions we’ve been operating under for more than … Read More
Puerto Rico relief efforts and how we can help
January 24, 2020
Many members of SEIU 721 are asking where we can donate to help the people of Puerto Rico, who were recently hit by a massive 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Thanks to the AFL-CIO United Way World Partnership, we have several choices – all of which will go a long way toward … Read More
We Did It! Riverside County Members Ratify New Contract
January 22, 2020
We did it! After more than three years of standing strong, Riverside County SEIU 721 members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new four-year contract that raises the floor and the ceiling for all workers, protects healthcare and retirement, and gives us more time to spend with our families. The YES … Read More
SEIU Local 721 Member Delegates for SEIU Convention
January 13, 2020
This April, SEIU members from across the United States and Canada will participate in the SEIU Convention in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-27, 2020. This year’s SEIU Convention marks our 100-year anniversary, and promises to be an exciting chance to plan the future of SEIU to meet the challenges and … Read More
The Court Agrees: We Need Structural Reform Not Scapegoating to Keep LA County Children Safe!
January 8, 2020
The Court Agrees: We Need Structural Reform – Not Scapegoating – to Keep LA County Children Safe! In a major victory for LA County Children’s Social Workers fighting to improve child safety, Justices with the California 2nd District Court of Appeal on January 6 threw out the case against four … Read More
SEIU 721 Retirees Newsletter – 2019 Year in Review
January 2, 2020
721 Retirees Played Active Role at CDP Convention Dear Brothers and Sisters, I’m proud to report on the California Democratic Party convention held in San Francisco from May 31 to June 2, 2019. It was truly uplifting and full of excitement. We had 14 presidential candidates who attended. They were … Read More
Ventura Rising Together – Members Deliver a YES and YES Vote!
December 15, 2019
We Did It! Members across Ventura County made their voices heard! Members took their power to the ballot box, casting their votes around the clock at worksites across the county from Ventura County Medical Center to Human Services Agency offices in Oxnard, Moorpark, Ventura, Simi Valley, Fillmore and beyond to … Read More
LA County Nurses: Check Your August 30 Check for Your First Retention Bonus
August 16, 2019
Our FIRST RETENTION BONUS will finally be our paychecks! All eligible BU 311 and 312 members should receive it at the end of this month. So check your August 30 check. Make sure you get the First Retention Bonus we bargained so hard for! EXTRA BONUSES are ready for members … Read More