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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. 

Election Day Ballot Recommendations ... for the IE, LA County and the Tri-Counties region!

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


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 on Tues., Nov. 8! 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. 

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. 

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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.