LA County is Offering a One-Time Bonus
Or a Slap in the Face?
On Thursday, June 10, in the sixth week of bargaining, Los Angeles County finally brought some money to the bargaining table. Their so-called “Appreciation Pay” is a proposed one-time bonus of $750, plus an additional $500 for “essential workers.”
County negotiators did not attempt to clearly define which SEIU 721 members would be considered “essential workers,” and which would not.
The County is still offering NO Cost-of-Living Increase.
While the offer of “Appreciation Pay” is a step in the right direction, it is not enough.
Without a general cost-of-living increase, the County’s offer shows no appreciation at all.
With consumer prices spiking at alarming rates, the County’s refusal to offer even a basic cost-of-living increase would leave SEIU 721 members in worse financial shape in 2022 than we are in today.
The County’s offer – a one-time bonus with no cost-of-living increase – is not Heroes Pay.
It’s a slap in the face.
So, we’re delivering our message directly to Supervisors’ field offices later this month in a series of lunchtime demonstrations demanding Heroes Pay for All.
All demonstrations listed below will begin at 12:15 PM and continue through the lunch hour. SEIU 721 will provide signs, banners, sound systems, noise makers, and box lunches.
THURSDAY, JUNE 24
Supervisor Hahn’s Norwalk Office
12720 Norwalk Blvd.
MONDAY, JUNE 28
Supervisor Barger’s Lancaster Office
42455 10th Street West
TUESDAY, JUNE 29
Supervisor Solis’ East LA Office
4801 E. Third St.
Supervisor Solis’ South El Monte Office
1441 Santa Anita Ave.
Supervisor Solis’ Huntington Park Office
2677 Zoe Ave.
Supervisor Mitchell’s Lennox Office
4343 Lennox Blvd.
Supervisor Keuhl’s Van Nuys Office
7555 Van Nuys Blvd.
Supervisor Hahn’s Torrance Office
825 Maple Ave.
Supervisor Barger’s Pasadena Office
215 N. Marengo Ave.
Supervisor Barger’s Chatsworth Office
21943 Plummer St.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT SEIU 721 MEMBER CONNECTION AT (877) 721-4YOU.