It’s now or never for Antonia Jimenez of LA County DPSS

Last month, SEIU 721 President David Green and DPSS leaders met with DPSS Director Antonia Jimenez to discuss three major concerns expressed by our union members:

  • Communication/Micro-management
  • Teleworking
  • Staffing

This month, our union is scheduled to meet again with Ms. Jimenez. At the top of our agenda is to follow up on our three points.

No matter what the outcome of this meeting – and no matter what happens next at the bargaining table – all of us at DPSS should be ready to flex our union power.

Antonia Jimenez has been the director of DPSS for many years. She has known about our concerns for many weeks. We even took our unhappiness directly to her doorstep at DPSS Headquarters back in December! We’ve made clear what we wanted: More care, less stress, in DPSS.

It’s now or never for Antonia Jimenez. No more stalling.

Either she takes our concerns seriously or we show her how serious we are – by walking off the job and marching in solidarity with our union to FIGHT FOR THE FRONTLINE on Thurs., Mar. 31 at the Hall of Administration in downtown LA for what may very well be the biggest union march in American history.

In the meantime, at DPSS, our union will focus on strengthening our CAT teams. Our goal: Mobilize Everyone at Our Worksites. If you’re interested in joining a CAT team, please email Antoinette Walker for more information.

Our union will do what it takes so that everyone at DPSS can work in safe, supportive surroundings. And we WILL secure a strong contract for everyone at LA County in 2022.

Together, we win!

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