We did it!
In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we ratified the 2020-2022 City of Los Angeles Contract Amendment with an incredible 79% YES vote, closing the door on layoffs and furloughs and securing a strong future for City of LA workers.
Since we began this fight, almost a year ago, the City’s economic situation went from bad to worse. That’s why the ratification of this Contract Amendment is a tremendous accomplishment.
From the onset, we made it clear that the City cannot call our members heroes one day and then turn around and balance the budget on their backs. Despite the unprecedented $674 million budget deficit for this fiscal year alone, SEIU 721 members came out relatively unscathed with NO FURLOUGHS AND NO LAYOFFS this fiscal year and with additional protections against future furloughs because we acted as a strong union.
But our work is far from over.
This newly ratified contract amendment also brings a contract reopener for January 2022, which means that every member needs to stand #UnionStrong this year. We will continue organizing and mobilizing to bring home a federal stimulus package that delivers relief for our City and public sector workers.
We still don’t know the full extent of the pandemic’s economic disruption, but we do know that if we remain united, we can fight back and win for every single member.
Congratulations on this Contract Amendment ratification.
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