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LA County Members Reach TA on Common Language and Fringe Benefits!

BREAKING NEWS!

This just in:

HEALTH – SEIU 721 Members secured guarantee for fully-paid health and dental! OH YES WE DID!

WAGES – SEIU 721 Members secured a 10.75% salary increase (plus $1,000 bonus) across the board.

WAGES – Additional increases at individual tables! Tens of thousands of members, including some of our lower-paid employees, will receive additional salary increases above the 10.75%.

Union Power at its best!

This is what workers do when we stick together!

Stay tuned for further details. Individual tables are STILL bargaining.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:

Bargaining is still underway. We are receiving lots of questions – and we are taking each and every question down in order to release an extensive Q&A that will address all questions you have.

Be proud of what you and your unity have accomplished!!!

We want to ensure all information is accurate and final before releasing.

Please be patient as we have various bargaining units still open and still bargaining.

Stay tuned and stay union strong!

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Vincent
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Vincent

Great news!

Hazel
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Hazel

Great job! keep up the good work. You guys are awesome!!!!

Dolores Barcinas
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Dolores Barcinas

YAAYEE YAAYEEE

Steve P Orozco
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Steve P Orozco

Good work you guys. You guys are awesome.

Anthony Cervantes
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Anthony Cervantes

Praise God, thank you fellow brothers and sisters. May the Lord continue to guide you and work on the hearts and minds of all those involved. God bless.

Jillana Pruitt
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Jillana Pruitt

Ditto all of that.

Lashawn
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Lashawn

Now this is why we need to stay uninon strong! Without Union and the united county workers the outcome would have been different. Together we are and mighthy! MAY God bless us all!

Michael Adams
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Michael Adams

Thank You Guys for your dedication & hard work ⚒

Maryl Lou Luna
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Maryl Lou Luna

Union is awesome always looking out fou it’s members!!!

Tdedale
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Tdedale

Thank you for being my voice and gaurdian!!! Go SEIU!!!

THOMAS G NAVARETTE
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THOMAS G NAVARETTE

Way to go! Union strong!

Kurt Fenstad
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Kurt Fenstad

Congratulations!! Thank you! I vote yay!

Juan Barriga
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Juan Barriga

What did we give away in exchange…?
I hope they did not took something important like a change in retirement benefits…
Last time we sold out our brothers/new workers for a miserable 500.00 dollars.

shadedblues
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shadedblues

Because the Flex refund is not a percentage of salary, losing it will disproportionately affect the lower salary classes. We should not allow this. Also, the half-step increase should be front-loaded (effective 10/1/2018) and not put off until the end of the contract. I have been at the highest step since 2008–I do not want to wait another 2.5 years. This is not a “great” contract…far from it.

Irma Alcantar
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Irma Alcantar

If you are that concern brother I would like to see you side be side with me and other who stayed up all night on the front line, to strategize ideas to get what we deserve.
Please get involved in your JLM at your work site, so we can begin to strategize for our next contract.
Don’t know what you do, but I am sure you can become creative.
Be strong and faithful, remember you are the union too

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

I was there raising all kinds of hell making certain my NAs and IC didn’t lose there benefits and got a historic a movement. Our teams delivered corroborate grievances from ICU RNs me in the lac usc staffing office of what going’s on on the floor and how behind the scenes administration uses line staff to implement such hardships on our RNs. Compared to our community RNs are not treated in an equitable way. For RNs this isn’t equitable. And we have not closed.

Ruby Gonzalez
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Ruby Gonzalez

And that is why I no longer work as an NA despite how much I loved it, the pay and use of the services we provide are under paid and overlooked for the most part and its sad that NA’s get the pay that they get especially in a hospital setting.

James Lunsford 311/312 RN
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James Lunsford 311/312 RN

They are capping flex benefits cash. So the raise Isn’t a significant raise they are moving money from one place flex into salary and calling it 10.75%.

wendy valdovinos
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wendy valdovinos

Probably not to enforce our MOU liKE ALWAYS! We are overwhelmed, overworked, and sick . Why isn’t anyone discussing our caseloads!that is what matters ! That is the reasons why we are sick and can’t provide 100% customer service.

Darlene
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Darlene

You must enforce your mou the union gave it to you so utilize it. If they give you more cases than required by mou give them back and speak to your union representative. You are over working yourself.

C. Stewart
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C. Stewart

Yup to being sick, looking at percentages there is an unusually high number of workers needing to go on medical leave and/or having medical emergencies at work, and in a rare instance, death on the job.

Irma Alcantar
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Irma Alcantar

I hear you union sister. So, this is something that should be discussed in JLM. Find out who your union rep is, and if you have JLM at your site. Start recording quality of case loads, if anyone has been disciplined, or an uneventful situation occurred, because lack of staffing etc. Finding facts is essential to building cases that need addressing to managers, and when we have the info., and addressed it and situation persists till we are blue, we push these things to a higher level, and then you guys exhausted and all push towards better pay, demonstrating that… Read more »

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

We need your help!! SEIU721 BU311/312 This does nothing to pay for educational expenses, this does nothing to address pay inequities, if you do the math, it’s yet another blow to registered nurses. These opportunities To shift our culture in a significant way only happen once in a life time. I feel obligated and committed to this fight to the end. 10.75 over three years is shit. DPH, DMH, DHS, Sheriff, Oliver view, harbor UCLA, DPSS, and all other in 311/312 bargaining reject 10.75! It’s yet another insult and does NOT address specific requests for safe patient care. We won’t… Read more »

Bambi Braunling
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Bambi Braunling

And they are giving us more work to do at any change in the county. They don’t even give us any break times during the recertification appointment days along with hundreds of other tasks and still expect us to do everything right now. We all need incentives to keep us going. They give us the this months disaplinary actions taken on county’s employee’s instead of incentives. We have all been going through this for too long. We need appreciation not criticism. We all will need to get in line with our participants at this rate. They need to do our… Read more »

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

SEIU721 BU311/312

This does nothing to pay for educational expenses, this does nothing to address pay inequities, if you do the math, it’s yet another blow to registered nurses. These opportunities To shift our culture in a significant way only happen once in a life time. I feel obligated and committed to this fight to the end. 10.75 over three years is shit. DPH, DMH, DHS, Sheriff, Oliver view, harbor UCLA, DPSS, and all other in 311/312 bargaining reject 10.75! It’s yet another insult and does NOT address specific requests for safe patient care. We won’t be silenced

Johnny Appleseed
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Johnny Appleseed

It’s up to you and/or your union to push to resolve pay inequities. Above says that some tables will get additional increases above the 10.75%. Ask for a compensation study. Get involved.

John
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John

Join the discussion…Don’t be greedy now. Nurses in county get paid very well. We don’t want the county to go broke and then all of us will be out of the job.

Jose Montes
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Jose Montes

I agree

Stacey Jones
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Stacey Jones

That’s important to know

Elena Davis
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Elena Davis

Yay, thank you! Will an email be sent with the break down of salary increase? How will we receive the $1000 bonus ? And when? Will we be able to see the new allowance for health insurance benefit on 10/01/2018 on the my la county website? Which departments are still bargaining?

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

SEIU721 BU311/312

This does nothing to pay for educational expenses, this does nothing to address pay inequities, if you do the math, it’s yet another blow to registered nurses. These opportunities To shift our culture in a significant way only happen once in a life time. I feel obligated and committed to this fight to the end. 10.75 over three years is shit. DPH, DMH, DHS, Sheriff, Oliver view, harbor UCLA, DPSS, and all other in 311/312 bargaining reject 10.75! It’s yet another insult and does NOT address specific requests for safe patient care. We won’t be silenced

Bart
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Bart

The bonus is effective October 1, 2018 (day after tomorrow). First 2% increase is also effective October 1, 2018. But the County will not implement until the Agreement is ratified by SEIU 721 members and appears on a Board of Supervisors agenda. I’m guessing that we will see the bonus and first raise before Thanksgiving, but the first 2% raise will be retroactive to October 1, 2018. Other raises, including a new half-step (2.75%) on the salary schedule, are spread out over the three year term. A breakdown will be provided early next week.

Dee
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Dee

What about those who are at their final step? It sounds like they won’t be receiving annual cost of living increases. Is this true? The only increases that seems to be included in the 10.75% is the 2% 10/1/18 and the step increases over the next 3 years. So will there be annual cost of living increases? Or is the $1000 bonus supposed to take the place of the cost of living increases?

Tone
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Tone

Yup the county got us real good with this one .

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

I felt empowered when you guys laid into county!!! I will never forget this learning experience. This bargaining is tribal! I discovered HR files are up there with salary and benefits!!! If you want a fight let’s talk about HR files lol great fight to keep haters out of our HR files.

Abigail Calderon
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Abigail Calderon

What happened to the flex pay?

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

SEIU721 BU311/312

This does nothing to pay for educational expenses, this does nothing to address pay inequities, if you do the math, it’s yet another blow to registered nurses. These opportunities To shift our culture in a significant way only happen once in a life time. I feel obligated and committed to this fight to the end. 10.75 over three years is shit. DPH, DMH, DHS, Sheriff, Oliver view, harbor UCLA, DPSS, and all other in 311/312 bargaining reject 10.75! It’s yet another insult and does NOT address specific requests for safe patient care. We won’t be silenced

Elena
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Elena

Thank you so much Bart and thank you SEIU 721. One last question, what about our health insurance allowance?

LA County ES
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LA County ES

Where to go to check our individual table’s agreements? Like for Eligibility supervisors?

Bart
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Bart

The Eligibility Supervisors have not yet reached a final contract settlement. They will meet again next week. We will eventually produce and publish Tentative Agreement summaries for each bargaining unit.

charley mims
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charley mims

Congratulations to all our Los Angeles County members and our thanks to the bargaining team members and great staff that supported them! Union Strong

Sara Lavender
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Sara Lavender

Greats new and victory for our members

Ramona Reza-Johnson
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Awesome Job!!! Wish I was there

Patrice
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Patrice

Yes!!
Thank you contract bargainers we so appreciate you all and your service for us members

Timothy Bagnerise
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Timothy Bagnerise

This is wonderful better then I expected wow

James Lunsford
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James Lunsford

We fought our asses off. It’s very tribal onviiisly non violent but most definitely an open platform for union members to vent, trust our feelings and process and demand our government to empower our patients with well trained well paid workforce. I urge Moreno participation. This NEVER ends!

kasier
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kasier

Less then cost of living ?

Janes Lunsford
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Janes Lunsford

SEIU721 BU311/312

This does nothing to pay for educational expenses, this does nothing to address pay inequities, if you do the math, it’s yet another blow to registered nurses. These opportunities To shift our culture in a significant way only happen once in a life time. I feel obligated and committed to this fight to the end. 10.75 over three years is shit. DPH, DMH, DHS, Sheriff, Oliver view, harbor UCLA, DPSS, and all other in 311/312 bargaining reject 10.75! It’s yet another insult and does NOT address specific requests for safe patient care. We won’t be silenced

Edith Fernandez
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Edith Fernandez

Wow!!!! Thank You for all of your hard work!!!

Mon Paglinawan
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Mon Paglinawan

Thanks SEIU! This is awesome!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Awesome!!!! Great job. With unity all is possible

Lis R
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Lis R

I’m so happy!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!

Mon Paglinawan
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Mon Paglinawan

This is awesome! Thanks for bargaining !

Tomas
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Tomas

Way to go 721

Linda Garduno
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Linda Garduno

Great Thanks. Local 721

Debra Gatlin
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Debra Gatlin

I think I am the lowest paid worker in all of the County. Thank you for fighting for me. Mental Health Advocates are important too!

Christina Cantu
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Christina Cantu

we can do it together…UITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

Karen Solomon
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Karen Solomon

This is why having a Union is extremely important!!! Without SEIU 721 this wouldn’t have been successful!!! There are so many of you to thank, so thank you for all your hard work,’but the ones I know personally worked extremely hard and will need us all again to step up to the plate! So, thank you SEIU fearless leaders Carolyn, Vivien, Karen, Kay, Katarina, and many others along with people that’s took time out of there busy schedules and lives to fight for us with the Union, Markeitha, Deborah, Ramona, and countless others, and the CATs, and people who gave… Read more »

Victor
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Victor

Good job I am proud of the best Union

Thomas scott
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Thomas scott

That’s great. Best contact I’ve ever seen the county give. Great job 721

Marlyn
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Marlyn

Thank you For all your hard work United we win.

Bobbie j. Anderson
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Bobbie j. Anderson

Go Keenan! Congratulations!

Sylvia Bender
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Sylvia Bender

Way to go, SEIU721!

Virginia
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Virginia

Union members must must stick together do not option out
This is the power of the Union at work
Union members we must be united to protect our jobs our healrh benefits and let our Union fight for us let us stand together
Go Union 721

Kate Worden
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Kate Worden

Thank you!!!

sacha barakat
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sacha barakat

Praise God!!! This is great news for all workers and working families!!!

Kelli
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Kelli

Thank you SEIU 721! That is fantastic!

Mrs Nneze Chuksorji-Young
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Mrs Nneze Chuksorji-Young

Yesssss! Health care is essential and must be affordable

GGB
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GGB

Thank you to all union members and union reps that are fighting hard for everyone . God Bless us all! We need this raise. With today’s economy a lot of workers could barely make ends meet.

Linda
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Linda

Thank you 🙂

Ana
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Ana

Thank you so much. I an fighting Cancer and if I lost my health insurance that would be devastating to me and my family. Thank you so much for all you guys have done, are doing and will continue to do.

LBrown
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LBrown

Supreme courts voted against unions and now you all can see the importants of paying your dues. Way to go 721, Union strong !!!!!!

Brittany C.
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Brittany C.

Great job! I knew you could do it!

Abel Reynoso
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Abel Reynoso

It would be great if you could help us the same way at the City of Santa Clarita.

Rene S
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Rene S

Thank you SEIU721!

Camelo Adams
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Camelo Adams

Thank the Lord!!!! My union dues paid off!!! I’m FOREVER a union member.
If you havn’t joined a union. DO IT NOW!!!!
THANK YOU MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF SEIU 721!!!

Esther
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Esther

Great News Bargaining Team!!! You make all of us proud to know you have our best interests at heart! Bless you all

Olivia Nguyen
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Olivia Nguyen

Awesome! Thank you very much for you all hard work. You guys did great jobs for ever. Love you all SEIU local 721❤❤❤

Miriam Mendoza
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Miriam Mendoza

I can’t thank you guys enough!!!!

Lawrence Arabia
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Lawrence Arabia

….YIPPEE…

Lupe Reyes
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Lupe Reyes

Thank you sooo much for your hard work to get us secured!!! So grateful

Yahaira dominguez
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I want to say thank you to everyone that was part of the bargaining! These are great news

Connie Gonzalez
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Connie Gonzalez

Amen

Adriana Soriano
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Adriana Soriano

Awesome work guys!!!