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Hundreds of SEIU 721 members & partners #Fight4Health in Los Angeles!

For Immediate Release 



Unai Montes, 213 610 9445





Los Angeles - Hundreds of Los Angeles-area health care workers, nurses, advocates, patients, and seniors were joined Tuesday by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senate Health Committee Chairman Ed Hernandez to launch a massive effort to protect Californians' access to affordable health care.  Their action came as the Trump Administration and Republican-led Congress are launching an all-out assault on health security for millions of Americans, with plans to gut the Medicare guarantee for seniors and decimate the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal.  Health advocates promised to fight attacks on health care that that would force millions of Californians back into the ranks of the uninsured. 

Tuesday, November 22, Rally to Protect Our Healthcare

In 2017, a President and Congress will be sworn in who oppose federal funding for the healthcare services that employ our Sisters and Brothers, and that our families and communities rely on. They're proposing cuts that will hurt all of us.

Join us in a rally to protect healthcare!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11 AM
LAC+USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo St, LA, CA 90033   

Click here to download the event flier!

Nothing Will Stand in the Way of Achieving Our Vision of a Better Future for All Working Families

November 9th, 2016

Click here to download. 

For more information contact:

Coral Itzcalli, 213-321-7332


SEIU Local 721 Members Stand United With Our Community Partners to Ensure President-Elect Trump's Divisive Agenda Does Not Obstruct Our Vision for An America That Must Rise Together

Victory of Hate Will Not Slow the Momentum of Working People; Nothing Will Stand in the Way of Achieving Our Vision of a Better Future for All of California's Working Families


Saturday, September 24th: Don't miss Income Inequality Day at the DTLA Film Fest!

Sisters & Brothers, 

Together, we've fought back against economic inequality.
 We've put all Californians on a path to better pay and workplace protections; we've stopped attacks on your job security and voice as city, county, and public service workers.

But there's still a lot of work to do. 

Everything You Need On Election Day in the IE, LA, and the Tri-Counties!

We've got candidate recommendations - whether you live in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, or the Tri-Counties region!

POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Click here to verify your polling location and to review your customized voter guide!

VOTING IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE! If anyone attempts to interfere with your right to vote, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE, (1-866-687-8683) or visit right away!

Public workers have felt the brunt of multi-millionaires' greed, with cuts to key public services hurting us all, and understaffing across cities and counties forcing so many to work more for less. Voting is how we make sure working families have the opportunity to do better. Our union voice matters!


So show your power and make your voice heard at the ballot box! Vote for candidates who will stand up for working families and make sure your fellow union members vote, too!




Purple Up for a Strong Contract at LGBT Center!

Your LGBT Center Bargaining Team is in the process of bargaining a new, strong contract that uplifts our work and the communities we serve! Our next bargaining session is Friday, September 2.

This Friday, we're wearing PURPLE to support our bargaining team and show LGBT Center that we're ALL IN for a strong contract! Join us!


Join Us on Tues., Aug. 30 for Santa Ana Candidate Endorsements!

Brothers and Sisters in Santa Ana!

Join us on Tues., Aug. 30 when the Santa Ana Chapter of SEIU Local 721 interviews candidates for the Santa Ana City Council and School Board! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and Q&A begins at 6:15 p.m.

This is OUR CHANCE to ask questions directly to all candidates - and to learn about their agenda for our Santa Ana community! After the Q&A, we'll vote and make official candidate endorsements. Don't miss it!

#WeAreSantaAna #SantaAnaWorksBecauseWeDo #StandUpForSantaAna #TogetherWeWin

NEVHC: ALL IN for a Strong Contract!

Your Northeast Valley Health Corporation Bargaining Team is in the process of bargaining a strong contract that uplifts our work and the communities we serve! Our next bargaining session is Wednesday, August 3rd.

This Wednesday, we're wearing SEIU 721 stickers to show NEVHC we're ALL IN for our patients, ALL IN for healthy communities, and ALL IN for a strong contract!

If you have any questions, please call our SEIU 721 Member Connection, 1-877-721-4968, or contact us online. 


Take action on July 22!

NEVHC Family,

Join us this Friday, July 22! Wear purple to show Northeast Valley that we're ALL IN for community care!

If you have any questions, please call our SEIU 721 Member Connection, 1-877-721-4968, or click here to contact us online. 

Thank you!  

In Unity,

Humberto Belloso

NEVHC Bargaining Team

95% of San Bernardino Professionals say YES to Tentative Agreement!

95% of us voted in favor of the Tentative Agreement negotiated by our San Bernardino Professionals' Bargaining Team! Our tireless work over the past year has paid off: We've proven that we're stronger together with SEIU 721. We did it! 

Summary of Tentative Agreement | Full Tentative Agreement |

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Calling all RNs & APRNs: Join us for dinner on the last Wednesday of every month!

The RN Professional Council (RNPC) and RN Bargaining Committee (RNBC) would like to invite you to join us for a special dinner meeting taking place on the last Wednesday of every month:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | No meeting in October 2016 | No meeting in November 2016 | No meeting in December 2016 | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 |  Etc. - 5:30 PM, (dinner provided) 6 - 8 PM, (meeting takes place) SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., CA 90017.

Statement from SEIU 721 President, Bob Schoonover, on Supreme Court Decision Blocking Immigration Relief

Sisters and Brothers,

Earlier today the Supreme Court issued a 4 to 4 split decision in US v Texas. This is a blow against millions of working families, including members of SEIU Local 721.


San Bernardino Professionals Win Historic Deal!

We did it! After a year of organizing and action, we've secured a deal that begins the long process of restoring vital San Bernardino County services hobbled by attrition and short-staffing. Our tireless work as SEIU 721 members has paid off! Our San Bernardino Professionals' Bargaining Team won one of the best contracts negotiated in years: One that includes pay raises and restorations, better medical and retirement benefits, new bonuses and allowances, an investment in public services and stronger grievance procedures to amplify the power of our voice on the job!

Click here to download a summary of our tentative agreement!

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SEIU California Endorses Safety for All Initiative


Sisters and Brothers,

This week, SEIU Local 721, alongside SEIU State Council and other SEIU Locals from across the state, announced our full support and endorsement of the Safety for All Initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

Making the Difference: From the June Primary to the November General Election!

The way we win elections is by talking with voters. And with over 500 shifts as volunteers in consistent door knocking canvasses, and marathon phone-banks, SEIU 721 helped make the difference for our endorsed candidates by running a winning member-to-member voter contact, education and GOTV operation!

One dozen of our State Senate, State Assembly, and County Supervisorial endorsed candidates won over 50% of the vote in the June Primary, and 35 State Senate, State Assembly, County Supervisorial, and Judicial candidates finished in the top two of their races, and will appear on the November General Election ballot.