WE DID IT! -
We're FIXing LA
LA City workers vote to ratify a winning contract! With a 94% YES vote SEIU 721 members overwhelmingly voted for a contract that protects good middle-class jobs and restores vital community services.
Great news! MOU 18 is recommending a YES Vote. Deadline for voting has been extended until MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28th for MOU 18 only.
The elected bargaining team members demanded clarity and accuracy on the intent of the agreement reflected in the summary. After hours of discussion and meetings with the Los Angeles City CAO all outstanding issues have been resolved and mitigated. Your bargaining team is now supporting the tentative agreement with City of L.A. and urging a yes vote.
By now you should have received your Official Voting Packet via mail, if you have not received a voting packet you can contact your worksite organizer or attend one of the following worksite voting meetings (listed below) to make sure your vote is counted.
LA City Council Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage Delivering a Historic Win for Working Families and LA's Local Economy
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.
Fix LA--workers, city residents and faith leaders--demands City Hall stop Wall Street giveaways and restore middle-class jobs and vital city services that Angelenos need.
Slashed jobs, service cuts and outsourcing have left the city we love hurting.
Instead of working with us to restore city services and Fix LA, City Hall continues to push for even more cuts including making LA City workers pay $1,600 or more a year for health insurance and slashing lifetime earnings--while still funneling $300 million a year to Wall Street
The Fix LA coalition--with the backing of SEIU 721 members and LA City Traffic Officers--blanketed the City Hall area Thursday to feed parking meters and place faux tickets on cars, then traveled to Bunker Hill deliver a giant parking violation to Bank of New York Mellon, which takes in $5 million a year in taxpayer money as a result of a bad bank deal.
Their message: Get back taxpayer money from Wall Street so we can use it to restore city services such as street repair, removal of abandoned cars, alleyway clean-up, and traffic control.
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