On Thursday, October 6, 2016, we made history by conducting the first Continuing Education Units Conference put on by SEIU Local 721. It was an absolutely amazing event! On that over 90 members attended!
This conference was imagined, designed, organized, and carried out by our own SEIU 721 Nurse Alliance Steering Committee, along with a conference planning committee comprised of PHNs, all working in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
In addition, we held a benefits fair during which we were able to discuss all of the measures and candidates on the ballot, offer workers an opportunity to sign membership cards, join the Committee on Political Education, and enroll folks as volunteers in our efforts to reach every worker and retiree by phone, and door to door. We were able to connect the dots for everyone on how this conference, and the upcoming election connect with the work they do every day.
In our evaluation of the event we asked members, if this conference, the benefits fair and the political program helped them get a better understanding of our Union- 100% of participants answered YES!
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Click here to view our photo gallery of our first annual CEU conference on Flickr.