April 16, 2015
Contact: Coral Itzcalli
Statement on behalf of Bob Schoonover, President of SEIU Local 721:
"In the last 48 hours, the SEIU 721 bargaining team and our Fix LA community partners have finally witnessed some movement at the bargaining table. For that reason we have decided to not initiate a strike today. However, key issues for our members and the communities they serve must still be fully addressed.
The strike authorized by our 10,000 member-strong unit has also obtained full sanction by the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Our SEIU 721 rank and file members remain fully committed to doing whatever it takes to Fix LA and protect the jobs of the men and women who keep LA city running.
At the moment, our bargaining team will remain dedicated to the on-going mediation process with the goal of reaching a fair agreement and delivering a better City to our families and our communities."