Animal control workers from the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA), a joint powers authority made up of 14 cities in Southeast Los Angeles, voted to merge their association with Local 721.
An overwhelming 97% of workers voted to join with SEIU Local 721. “We’ve taken the first steps to form a strong union, now we’ve got to work together to win a strong contract.” said Justin Guzman, Animal Control Officer
The hardest step is now behind SEAACA workers, and they will soon be informing the employer of their new bargaining representative. Workers are looking forward to bargaining a stronger contract in the coming weeks.
“We want to do the best for the animals we protect and the communities we serve, but we also want to care and provide for our families,” said Vince Hernandez, Animal Care Technician.
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