Together, We Can Stop the Layoffs in the Sheriff’s Department

On Monday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a final budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21. The budget addresses a nearly $1 billion projected shortfall by eliminating over 3,200 positions which would result in an estimated 655 layoffs. The lion’s share of these projected Read More...

Take the Union Pride LGBTQ+ Survey

In case you missed it, the United States Supreme Court affirmed on Pride Month that an employer cannot fire a person because of their sexual orientation or gender identity! The 6-3 decision in the Bostock v. Clay Read More...

LA County – Together, We Will Stop the Layoffs!

Together, We Will Stop the Layoffs! Yesterday, CEO Sachi Hamai reported that “the budget that will go before the Board of Supervisors on June 29 will include not only cuts in programs, but also potential layoffs of County staff.”  The threat of layoffs in LA County is Read More...

Relief for workers, not blank checks for CEOs

For many SEIU 721 workers, in the course of their work they are required to confront and clean - whether it is germs, viruses, and diseases at a hospital or to clean up city parks to keep them safe. A virus as deadly as COVID-19 is different though and every day members worry about bringing it Read More...