LA Animal Shelter Workers Are Ready to Win

JakewBrenda_4x350.jpgSEIU 721 members are stepping up for LA residents and homeless animals. Because of their work, City Council members Paul Koretz and Richard Alarcon pledged to introduce a motion to add 16 Animal Care Technician positions to the city workforce. It would give LA Animal Services more staff and preserve round-the-clock care at shelters.
What We’ve Done
When we heard about General Manager Brenda Barnette’s decision to remove ACTs from the graveyard shift and replace us with security guards, we jumped into action. Over 100 people turned out at the East Valley Animal Care Center to stop the plan. SEIU 721 members spoke out at City Council and launched a social media campaign and online petition to save night care at LA shelters.
“If this gets approved, it will be a major victory. And we made it happen. City workers know better than anyone what’s needed at city shelters. Let’s keep up the momentum and make Animal Services the best department it can be.”
-Jake Miller, LA City Animal Care Technician

Three Ways You Can Help

(1) April 8 Town Hall:
Bring your ideas about making Animal Services the best it can be.

Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
East Valley Animal Care Center
14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys 91405
RSVP at or on Facebook

(2) Contact the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee members to urge them: “Approve 16 new Animal Care Technician positions.”

Paul Krekorian: (213) 473-7002
Paul Koretz:
(213) 473-7005
Bill Rosendahl: (213) 473-7011
Mitch Englander: (213) 473-7012

(3) Joint Labor Management Committee: Help us set up a JLM so that we can talk directly to management about important issues.
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