Agenda ’18 LA County Bargaining Conference

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Reef

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In 2018, Los Angeles County workers will be bargaining a new contact. At Agenda ’18, our issues and bargaining conference, we’ll come together as a union to answer the most important questions facing LA County’s working families.

  • What are the key issues that we should fight for?
  • What is the County’s financial condition and what is the political landscape?
  • What is our strategy to win the best possible contract?

The conference will include:

  • Special Guest: Senate Pro-Tem Kevin De Leon
  • Issues Workshops
  • Bargaining Team Nomination Forms
  • Bargaining Strategies
  • Photo Booth, Contests, Prizes & More!

*Register Online*


8:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast & Registration

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Info & Photo Booths

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks and Contest

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Bargaining 2018

  • Bargaining Timeline and Process
  • Key Issues in 2018 (Discussion)
  • Lessons from Past Campaigns
  • LA County’s Financial Condition
  • The Political Landscape for Bargaining
  • Bargaining Committee Nominations
  • How will the upcoming Supreme Court decision impact bargaining?

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Issue Workshops (Choose one)

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Special Guest: Senate Pro-Tem Kevin De Leon

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks, Contest & Raffle Winners

Issue Workshops

Choose one break-out session.

A. Health and Retirement Benefits: Opportunities and Threats
Can we win benefits improvements in 2018, or will we face more attacks?

B. Bargaining for Salary “Inequities” in 2018
Tools and techniques to win fair salary adjustments for underpaid classifications. 

C. On the Road to Child Safety: Meet the New Director
Incoming DCFS director Bobby Cagle will join us to discuss key issues facing the department.

D. Addressing Staffing Shortages in Health Services
Short staffing impacts patient and client care. Come together with others from across the County to build bargaining power.

E. Eliminating Unnecessary Paperwork for EWs
Are Activity Logs really necessary? Really?! Let’s do something about it!

F. Winning Permanent Status for Temporary County Employees
We’re making progress in the libraries. But temporary employees in other departments need a pathway to permanency, too! Let’s organize!

G. The ABCs of Bargaining: What Every SEIU 721 Member Should know About Contract Negotiations
Interested in serving on a bargaining committee, but never done it before? Join us for a basic bargaining primer.

H. Contracting Out and Contracting In
In recent months, the County has taken steps to begin to reverse the trend of contracting out County jobs. How can we build on our recent success?

I. GAIN/GROW Services Workers Organizing for Respect & Advancement
Let’s make 2018 the Year of the GSW!

J. Bad Buildings and Bad Bosses
Unsafe office buildings and disrespectful bosses are bad for workers and bad for LA County. We can fix this!

Conference Information


Online: Pre-register using the form below!
Phone: To pre-register by phone, call Member Connection at 877-721-4968.


The Reef
1933 S. Broadway
The Reef is at the corner of Broadway and Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. East of LA Trade Tech and the Metropolitan Court House.


There is plenty of free parking (with validation at the Conference.) The entrance to the parking lot is on the west side of Broadway.


Free continental breakfast and box lunch. Please indicate when you pre-register if you prefer vegetarian meals.

Child Care

Free on-site child care provided by licensed (union!) child care professionals. Please indicate when you pre-register if you plan to bring children to the conference.



The Reef

1933 S Broadway
Los Angeles , CA
United States

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