Tapping into Compassion

(Photo Credit: Reuters) Protesters in Murrieta, California are intimidating and scaring children fleeing violence in Central America.  That's why SEIU locals in California are launching a week of action. We want to Read More...

June 2014 Primary Election Recap

SEIU Local 721 members made endorsements in 86 campaigns covering six southern California Counties.  These races include statewide offices, state and federal legislative offices, as well various local races.  The results for all the races are below.  Please note that some races are still too Read More...

FixLA Submits Budget Balancing Plan

SEIU 721 Researchers and members of the Fix LA Coalition provided testimony on behalf of the Coalition of LA Unions to the City's Budget and Finance Committee.  We reviewed how we made sacrifices that saved the City, Read More...

LA City Bargaining Teams Ready to Fix LA

On April 8, LA City Bargaining Team members participated in a Bargaining Summit to discuss upcoming contract negotiations with city management. Teams from each of the Coalition of LA City Unions' member unions were there Read More...

Compton Job Fair Draws Hundreds

SEIU 721 co-sponsored the Compton Job Fair on April 5. Nearly 1,000 job-seekers lined up for the event, which featured dozens of vendors. Compton mayor Aja Brown helped facilitate the event and partnered with SEIU 721 to make it happen. More than a few people came away from the Read More...

LA City Members: Update on Dependent Coverage in Flex

For employees eligible for Flex benefits, LA City is announcing the 2014 Dependent Eligibility Verification program. The program is designed to ensure that all dependents enrolled in Flex health plans are actually eligible for coverage.It's part of the City's commitment to Read More...

LA/OC Cities Stewards Council Update – March 2014

LA City Civil Engineer Kesavan Korand wrote this summary of the recent LA/OC Cities Stewards' and Leaders' Council Meeting held on March 19.Next Stewards' and Leaders' Council Meeting: Wednesday, April 16 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. SEIU 721 Headquarters 1545 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90017 Read More...

Working Together to Fix LA

At a lively March 25 rally in front of the Bank of NY Mellon in Los Angeles, the Fix LA Coalition unveiled a groundbreaking research report, entitled "No Small Fees: LA Spends More on Wall Street Read More...