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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.

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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

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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. 

June 7 Primary Election: It's Time to Get Out the Vote!

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 
As one individual you may not think your vote will make a difference. But just imagine the powerful impact of our collective votes as tens of thousands of union members combined. Our voices are louder together. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR LIST OF SEIU ENDORSED CANDIDATES.
 
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If you Vote By Mail, please remember to postmark and mail your ballot on or before June 7. It must be received by your county's elections office no later than June 10, in order to be counted.

If you vote in person on Election Day and need help finding your polling place, please click here.

If you experience any problems at your polling place, or encounter any interference when attempting to exercise your right to vote, please call 1-800-345-VOTE (8683) right away!

Statement from President Bob Schoonover on our nation's first statewide $15 min wage law:

Today, working families across California are celebrating the signing of Senate Bill 3, which establishes a pathway to a $15 minimum wage by 2022. This historic legislation will lift California's working families out of poverty, and transform the lives of the 6.5 million Californians who earn less than $15 an hour.

Click here to watch the YouTube video that tells the story of how our workers made history!

Click here to watch the Facebook video about how our unified voice made this victory possible!

Statewide $15/hr. and Supreme Court update from SEIU Local 721 President Bob Schoonover

Sisters and Brothers of SEIU Local 721,

This week began with SEIU representatives joining our elected officials in Sacramento to announce California's plan for a higher wage. The Fight For $15 that Local 721 has led is set to change the lives of millions in the Golden State and across the country. The earth shattering news continued yesterday when the Supreme Court split on Friedrichs v. CTA, the case designed to silence our unified voice by overturning 40 years of precedent. 

Now more than ever, all eyes are upon you. 
Click here to make sure you're there on April 14.

COPE Town Hall for State Senate District 27

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Did you know that we have a vote in choosing which candidates SEIU Local 721 supports for elected office? It's OUR choice.

SEIU 721 Members Endorse Hillary Clinton

Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families. 
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Los Angeles, CA - After members conducted a rigorous endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a leader who will stand up for the working moms and dads building a movement to secure a better future for their families.

Barbara Calhoun for Compton School Board

Vote for change and together we can move Compton forward together.

 

Notice for Upcoming November 3rd Elections!

If you live in Baldwin Park, Pico Rivera, Duarte, Compton, or within the Lennox School District, or Rosemead School District, you have an important local Election this Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Please see the list of SEIU 721 endorsed candidates below:

Lillian Cabral for Duarte School Board

Let's Move Duarte Forward Together!


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