SEIU Local 721 https://www.seiu721.org Southern California Public Service Workers Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:29:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 https://www.seiu721.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-seiu-721-site-icon-32x32.png SEIU Local 721 https://www.seiu721.org 32 32 Patient Resource Workers! Sign our Petition to Stop the Roll-Outs at LA County https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/patient-resource-workers-sign-our-petition-to-stop-the-roll-outs-at-la-county.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=patient-resource-workers-sign-our-petition-to-stop-the-roll-outs-at-la-county https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/patient-resource-workers-sign-our-petition-to-stop-the-roll-outs-at-la-county.php#respond Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:28:23 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183632 Management at LA County still has not addressed serious issues about Phases I and II of the Staff Reorganization Roll-Out. So why would we agree to move forward with Phase III? We’re encouraging all PRWs in Bargaining Unit 729 to sign our Cease and Desist petition demanding a meeting with … Read More

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Management at LA County still has not addressed serious issues about Phases I and II of the Staff Reorganization Roll-Out. So why would we agree to move forward with Phase III?

We’re encouraging all PRWs in Bargaining Unit 729 to sign our Cease and Desist petition demanding a meeting with management about the Staff Reorganization Roll-Out.

Click here to sign our petition.

The Phase III Roll-Out will limit promotional opportunities for PRWs by reducing employment positions within BU 729 and converting them to non-represented positions.

This goes against the letter and spirit of our union contracts.

Click here to sign our petition.

Converting our jobs to non-represented positions constitutes a change in working conditions with respect to promotional opportunities.

So, we demand:

  • That LA County reach a mutual agreement with our union before moving any further with Phase III.
  • That LA County cease and desist of any further promotions, lateral transfers or reorganizations related to the Phase III Roll-Out.
  • That LA County address longstanding concerns around transparency and equity in the promotion process for BU 729.

Join us if you’re a member of BU 729 and sign our petition now. Together, we win!

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BREAKING NEWS: We Did It! Watts workers reach new contract, strike averted https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/breaking-news-we-did-it-watts-workers-reach-new-contract-strike-averted.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breaking-news-we-did-it-watts-workers-reach-new-contract-strike-averted https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/breaking-news-we-did-it-watts-workers-reach-new-contract-strike-averted.php#respond Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:34:54 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183586 Another Union Win for SEIU 721 Members! Watts Health Center employees had a marathon final day of bargaining and reached a tentative agreement, beating back the most severe proposed rate increases to family healthcare coverage and securing investment in the frontline health services they provide. Their impressive victory comes after … Read More

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Another Union Win for SEIU 721 Members!

Watts Health Center employees had a marathon final day of bargaining and reached a tentative agreement, beating back the most severe proposed rate increases to family healthcare coverage and securing investment in the frontline health services they provide.

Their impressive victory comes after months of on-the-ground organizing by frontline workers, patients, community leaders, and elected officials.

“It was tough but we held strong and we won a fair contract that has some big improvements,” Shelley Butler, a LVN said. “I am so glad that we were able to hold them back from big increases to healthcare costs for our co-workers with children.”

For over 50 years, Watts Health Center has been a cornerstone of the South LA community, providing life-saving care to the region’s most vulnerable low-income residents. When the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep through South Los Angeles neighborhoods, Watts workers were among the first on the frontlines providing testing and care to local residents.

At the same time, Watts management had initially proposed cutting employee sick time in half and raising the cost of family healthcare coverage, even as multiple novel coronavirus outbreaks spread throughout Watts Healthcare facilities. The grave threats faced by Watts workers and patients, paired with management’s all-out union-busting campaign of intimidation and surveillance, led workers to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike just weeks ago with an unprecedented 100% Yes vote.

“During bargaining management was disrespectful. They harassed us, they threatened us but we didn’t back down,” Watts Utilization Review Specialist Mireya Holder said. “Our bargaining team fought hard for our co-workers and our patients and we came out with a good tentative agreement.”

Their 11th-hour victory is a triumph for workers and patients alike. Watts Healthcare workers reflect the community they serve, with the workforce composed mostly of working-class black and brown women. Their steadfast commitment to community health is borne out of deep ties to the surrounding area, with many living and working in Watts for decades.

When we fight, we win!

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Communications Specialist https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/communications-specialist-2.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=communications-specialist-2 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:46:18 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183566 WHO WE ARE: SEIU 721 is a dynamic and fast-growing labor organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest unions of publicly funded employees in the nation. We represent over 90,000 members and have over 170 staff employees covering 6 counties in Southern California, including Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, … Read More

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WHO WE ARE:
SEIU 721 is a dynamic and fast-growing labor organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest unions of publicly funded employees in the nation. We represent over 90,000 members and have over 170 staff employees covering 6 counties in Southern California, including Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties and numerous cities in these regions. Our members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works, and mental health. They care for the sick, protect the quality of the drinking water, keep records in the courts, administer benefits for disadvantaged people, maintain the libraries, help run the jails, protect our communities’ most vulnerable members, maintain the streets, work with parolees, groom and maintain the beaches, and provide many other services to keep counties and cities running.

SEIU 721 is on the forefront of local politics, defends public services in the face of budget challenges, organizes workers in the public and private sectors, and serves as key players in national reform efforts. Through grassroots organizing, identifying, and developing leaders within our Union, and organizing worker political power, we are on the front lines of holding government accountable, ensuring efficiency, tackling waste, and improving services.

SEIU 721 represents public service workers across Southern California who are committed to their communities’ health and safety. The Communications Department seeks a Communications Specialist who can share our vision for how to advocate for working families using both new and traditional media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the Communications Specialist will help run a strong communications program for SEIU members, with a special emphasis on website management, press outreach and member outreach via digital media. The Communications Specialist will work out of the Los Angeles office with some travel which may include other regions.

The ideal candidate for the Communications Specialist position has work experience with other progressive, non- profit organizations, political organizations and/or mass media, understands the goals and mission of SEIU and has a demonstrated, broad knowledge of websites, social networking, email and blogging that he or she can seamlessly apply to issue organizing. The Communications Specialist will contribute advanced skills including fluency in HTML, design programs (InDesign/Photoshop), and email organizing, as well as campaign strategy to field, issue and political campaigns.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Works with staff to provide campaign support including messaging, communications plans, timely materials, website copy, etc.
  • Provides support, planning, strategy for communications projects.
  • Monitors the website for regular consistent content and regularly contributes content to website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Monitors and implements email, digital, and text messaging program
  • Enhances and expands online capacity of the union
  • Writes, edits, and designs regular leaflets, newsletters, and other communiqués on important worksite issues
  • Outreach to news media to pitch and shape earned media supporting the goals and mission of SEIU 721 and our campaigns.
  • Assistance with photography and video production at union events.
  • Assistance with event staging, including press conferences and rallies.
  • Development of SEIU 721 member leaders into campaign and issue organizing spokespeople.

SKILLS:

  • Excellent communications skills, confidence in generating written and visual content for print productions, as well as online and social media consumption.
  • Demonstrated design, verbal, visual/graphic, interviewing and analytical communications skills
  • Two or more years in campaign communications, labor communications, public affairs, community organizing, journalism or other related experience.
  • Familiarity with campaign communications and organizing
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a team under limited direction and balance conflicting demands and to lead, teach and train other colleagues including communications staff and field staff
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.
  • Advanced experience with WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, various web platforms, mass email systems, and SALSA, or ability to be trained on additional software as needed.
  • Ability to work under pressure; must be well-organized and self-motivated.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discern priorities.
  • Ability to make effective use of resources available to the union.
  • Dedication to improving the position of working people and strengthening the role of organized labor through work actions, community relations, and legislative and political activity.
  • Ability to work effectively with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social, and economic groups.
  • Valid California driver’s license, working automobile and valid auto insurance.
  • Commitment to social justice and building power for workers.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with the ability to speak, read, and write in multiple languages.

REQUIREMENTS:
You must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Salary range: $79,002.39 (entry level) to $99,502.50 (with 12 plus years of experience)
  • This is a United Union Professionals (UUP) represented position and subject to a collective bargaining agreement
  • Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and a generous life insurance.

TO APPLY:
Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, two-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:

SEIU Local 721
Human Resources Department
1545 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: (213) 402-3590 E-mail: careers@seiu721.org

To be considered, your resume or cover letter must show how you meet each of the job requirements listed above.
SEIU Local 721 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. SEIU Local 721 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Posted Internally on 3/26/2021

Position will remain open until filled.

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Worksite Organizer – Social Services https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/worksite-organizer-social-services-2.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=worksite-organizer-social-services-2 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:40:18 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183563 WHO WE ARE: SEIU Local 721 is a dynamic, and fast-growing organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest union of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public … Read More

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WHO WE ARE:
SEIU Local 721 is a dynamic, and fast-growing organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest union of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public service sectors and are key players in national reform efforts. We have over 170 staff members covering 6 counties in Southern California. Our more than 90,000 members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works and mental health in cities and counties throughout Southern California. Through grassroots organizing, identifying and developing leaders within our Union, and organizing worker political power, we are on the front lines of holding government accountable, ensuring efficiency, tackling waste, and improving services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The decisions made by the Worksite Organizer can have a profound effect on worker’s lives. Their main responsibility is to implement the union’s program. As such, a Worksite Organizer is responsible for articulating the Union’s message to workers, contract enforcement, and carrying out internal and external work of SEIU Local 721 as approved by the Executive Board and implemented by the Executive Leadership. The Worksite Organizer will also motivate, mobilize, and represent existing and potential members to protect their rights and improve the quality of their work lives. The Worksite Organizer principle job is to provide leadership to carry out the goals of Local 721.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • For every component of this position, the Worksite Organizer will be required to identify, recruit, develop, mentor, train and coach leaders in the following areas:
  • Development: Identifying and developing member leaders is the primary function of the Worksite Organizer. All programs of the union, including but not limited to membership, COPE, representation, bargaining, and campaigns should be run through strong leadership structures. Ability to train and motivate leaders to build and maintain strong leadership structures designed to empower and mobilize workers by advancing the union’s program priorities. Craft leader development plans to increase the skills of leaders in their areas of leadership. Train and develop member lost timers, including but not limited to: modeling, shadowing, development of training instruments, providing feedback, debriefing, etc.
  • Commitment to the Values of the Organization: Adheres to the values of unionism such as member leader development, representation, organizing, and mobilization. Must be able to articulate the values of social justice, economic justice, racial justice, and environmental justice in line with the policies of the local and international union.
  • Recruitment: Accountable for working with member leaders and recruiting new members to participate in union activities and political campaigns. Regular one-on-ones with individual leader plans, contact with members and visiting worksites on a regular basis covering all shifts will be required. Accountable to numerical goals that can be measured daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly on all program priorities of the union.
  • Communication: Maintain regular and effective communication with workers in assigned jurisdictions through personal visits, house visits, phone calls, virtual meetings, flyers, newsletters, mailings, bulletin board postings, and worksite meetings including the use of technology. Respond to telephone and electronic messages in a timely manner. Listen to workers concerns.
  • Staff Development: Incorporates feedback from their supervisor to strengthen their skills. Participates in team meetings, planning meetings, and strategy meetings as assigned. Provides input and conducts themselves in a professional manner in all internal and external meetings. May be assigned tasks that further their development such as writing raps, training instruments, facilitating meetings, etc. Provides input for their staff development plans, skills inventory, and other staff development tools. Adheres to check in, debrief, and 1:1 structure as needed by the programs of the union.
  • Representation: Identify, recruit, develop, and train shop stewards on all levels of representational matters or as assigned (including development of training instruments). Interprets and enforces multiple MOU’s at any given time and any and all other regulatory and governing policies, laws and ordinances and practices that apply in order to represent Union members. Confer informally with workers and management relative to work rules, regulations and conditions, employee relations policies and programs, contract provisions and related matters. Represents members in disciplinary and investigative contacts with their employer, advises members on the interpretation and application of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or collective bargaining agreement and the processing of grievances and discipline guidelines. Attempts to resolve all issues at the lowest level possible by utilizing conflict resolution techniques. File grievances within the contractual time frame, meet and implement Union policies with employer representatives and with members of the community and with community groups.
  • Issue Campaigns: Identify, develop and implement issue campaigns. This includes but is not limited to strategies and tactic through coordinated activities. As a requirement of issue campaigns, member leaders must be identified and developed to lead campaign, petitions, group grievances, work actions, media events, legal actions, etc.
  • Legislative and Electoral Campaigns: Required to recruit members to participate and be empowered in legislative and electoral campaign activities, including lobbying, phone banking, letter writing, door-to-door canvassing, and other activities. Trains and develops member leaders on recruiting members to contribute to COPE. Adheres to the union’s process on developing policy and endorsing candidates and propositions on the ballot.
  • Internal and External Organizing Campaigns: Effectively articulate the Local’s mission to workers and carry out internal and external organizing campaigns. Design and implement organizing campaigns to win Union recognition for unorganized workplaces, building leadership committees, identifying issues, accurately assess workers, leadership identification and development, and preparing workers for NLRB, MMBA and other elections, and/or strategic and recognition campaigns. Adheres to numerical goals to advance the goals of the campaign.
  • Turnout: Identify, recruit, trains and develops member leaders to turnout other members to union actions, events, meetings, etc. Proficient in organizing practices for turnout such as urgency, number of targets and confirmations needed to achieve turnout goals. Conducts first confirmation, second confirmations, final confirmations on the day of the union event as determined by the needs of the campaign.
  • Administration: Maintain a weekly work plan which accurately documents goals, past, present, and future activities, visits, and appointments in connection with work as a worksite organizer representative. Maintain accurate records, including activity reports and time allocation reports. May participate in Union-wide contract negotiations. Map and maintain worker member information in all jurisdictions at all times.
  • Proficiency in Technology: Accountable to new technology as needed for the proper function of the union’s program priorities. Takes advantage of trainings provided by the union to gain new skills. Ability to conduct virtual meetings, peer-to-peer texting, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to receive and implement feedback.
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Effective demonstrable oral, written, and listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish, and cultivate respectful relationships with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social, and economic groups.
  • Analytical skills necessary to interpret contract language.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision; must be well-organized and self-motivated.
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrated by the ability to assess information and evidence and act strategically.
  • Ability to make effective use of resources available to the union.
  • Adept at leading and motivating workers in necessary struggles.
  • Dedication to improving the position of working people and strengthening the role of organized laborthrough work actions, street actions, community relations, and legislative and political activity.
  • Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
  • Working knowledge of or the ability to learn computer programs such as Microsoft office products, email, accessing the internet, and working with databases.
  • Prior union organizing and negotiations experience is highly desirable.
  • Prior labor experience is strongly preferred.
  • Related experience will be given consideration as will steward and rank-and-file experience.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours. This is not a 9-5 job. Requires weekend work, covering overnight shifts, participation in union-wide activities and events, and assignments in different geographies. Work may require overnight stays for extended periods of time based on the needs of the campaign.
  • Required to have valid driver’s license, car insurance, and a working automobile.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Salary range as of July 1, 2020: $60,550.47 (entry) to $89,542.79 (12+ years).
  • Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and a generous life insurance.
  • The Worksite Organizer is an UUP bargaining unit position subject to a staff union contract.

TO APPLY:

Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, two-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:

Human Resources Department SEIU Local 721

Suite 100 1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Fax: (213) 402-3590 E-mail: careers@seiu721.org

SEIU Local 721 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. SEIU Local 721 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

Position will remain open until filled. Posted internally on March 12, 2021

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Worksite Organizer – Tri-Counties Region https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/worksite-organizer-tri-counties-region.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=worksite-organizer-tri-counties-region Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:42:56 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=59716 WHO WE ARE: SEIU Local 721 is a dynamic, and fast-growing organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest union of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public … Read More

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WHO WE ARE:
SEIU Local 721 is a dynamic, and fast-growing organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest union of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public service sectors and are key players in national reform efforts. We have over 170 staff members covering 6 counties in Southern California. Our more than 90,000 members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works and mental health in cities and counties throughout Southern California. Through grassroots organizing, identifying and developing leaders within our Union, and organizing worker political power, we are on the front lines of holding government accountable, ensuring efficiency, tackling waste, and improving services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The decisions made by the Worksite Organizer can have a profound effect on workers’ lives. Their main responsibility is to implement the union’s program. As such, a Worksite Organizer is responsible for articulating the Union’s message to workers, contract enforcement, and carrying out internal and external work of SEIU Local 721 as approved by the Executive Board and implemented by the Executive Leadership. The Worksite Organizer will also motivate, mobilize, and represent existing and potential members to protect their rights and improve the quality of their work lives. The Worksite Organizer principle job is to provide leadership to carry out the goals of Local 721.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• For every component of this position, the Worksite Organizer will be required to identify, recruit, develop, mentor, train and coach leaders in the following areas:
• Development: Identifying and developing member leaders is the primary function of the Worksite Organizer. All programs of the union, including but not limited to membership, COPE, representation, bargaining, and campaigns should be run through strong leadership structures. Ability to train and motivate leaders to build and maintain strong leadership structures designed to empower and mobilize workers by advancing the union’s program priorities. Craft leader development plans to increase the skills of leaders in their areas of leadership. Train and develop member lost timers, including but not limited to: modeling, shadowing, development of training instruments, providing feedback, debriefing, etc.
• Commitment to the Values of the Organization: Adheres to the values of unionism such as member leader development, representation, organizing, and mobilization. Must be able to articulate the values of social justice, economic justice, racial justice, and environmental justice in line with the policies of the local and international union.
• Recruitment: Accountable for working with member leaders and recruiting new members to participate in union activities and political campaigns. Regular one-on-ones with individual leader plans, contact with members and visiting worksites on a regular basis covering all shifts will be required. Accountable to numerical goals that can be measured daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly on all program priorities of the union.
• Communication: Maintain regular and effective communication with workers in assigned jurisdictions through personal visits, house visits, phone calls, virtual meetings, flyers, newsletters, mailings, bulletin board postings, and worksite meetings including the use of technology. Respond to telephone and electronic messages in a timely manner. Listen to workers concerns.
• Staff Development: Incorporates feedback from their supervisor to strengthen their skills. Participates in team meetings, planning meetings, and strategy meetings as assigned. Provides input and conducts themselves in a professional manner in all internal and external meetings. May be assigned tasks that further their development such as writing raps, training instruments, facilitating meetings, etc. Provides input for their staff development plans, skills inventory, and other staff development tools. Adheres to check in, debrief, and 1:1 structure as needed by the programs of the union.
• Representation: Identify, recruit, develop, and train shop stewards on all levels of representational matters or as assigned (including development of training instruments). Interprets and enforces multiple MOU’s at any given time and any and all other regulatory and governing policies, laws and ordinances and practices that apply in order to represent Union members. Confer informally with workers and management relative to work rules, regulations and conditions, employee relations policies and programs, contract provisions and related matters. Represents members in disciplinary and investigative contacts with their employer, advises members on the interpretation and application of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or collective bargaining agreement and the processing of grievances and discipline guidelines. Attempts to resolve all issues at the lowest level possible by utilizing conflict resolution techniques. File grievances within the contractual time frame, meet and implement Union policies with employer representatives and with members of the community and with community groups.
• Issue Campaigns: Identify, develop and implement issue campaigns. This includes but is not limited to strategies and tactic through coordinated activities. As a requirement of issue campaigns, member leaders must be identified and developed to lead campaign, petitions, group grievances, work actions, media events, legal actions, etc.
• Legislative and Electoral Campaigns: Required to recruit members to participate and be empowered in legislative and electoral campaign activities, including lobbying, phone banking, letter writing, door-to-door canvassing, and other activities. Trains and develops member leaders on recruiting members to contribute to COPE. Adheres to the union’s process on developing policy and endorsing candidates and propositions on the ballot.
• Internal and External Organizing Campaigns: Effectively articulate the Local’s mission to workers and carry out internal and external organizing campaigns. Design and implement organizing campaigns to win Union recognition for unorganized workplaces, building leadership committees, identifying issues, accurately assess workers, leadership identification and development, and preparing workers for NLRB, MMBA and other elections, and/or strategic and recognition campaigns. Adheres to numerical goals to advance the goals of the campaign.
• Turnout: Identify, recruit, trains and develops member leaders to turnout other members to union actions, events, meetings, etc. Proficient in organizing practices for turnout such as urgency, number of targets and confirmations needed to achieve turnout goals. Conducts first confirmation, second confirmations, final confirmations on the day of the union event as determined by the needs of the campaign.
• Administration: Maintain a weekly work plan which accurately documents goals, past, present, and future activities, visits, and appointments in connection with work as a worksite organizer representative. Maintain accurate records, including activity reports and time allocation reports. May participate in Union-wide contract negotiations. Map and maintain worker member information in all jurisdictions at all times.
• Proficiency in Technology: Accountable to new technology as needed for the proper function of the union’s program priorities. Takes advantage of trainings provided by the union to gain new skills. Ability to conduct virtual meetings, peer-to-peer texting, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ability to receive and implement feedback.
• Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.
• Effective demonstrable oral, written, and listening skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish, and cultivate respectful
relationships with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social, and economic groups.
• Analytical skills necessary to interpret contract language.
• Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision; must be well-organized and self-motivated.
• Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrated by the ability to assess information and evidence
and act strategically.
• Ability to make effective use of resources available to the union.
• Adept at leading and motivating workers in necessary struggles.
• Dedication to improving the position of working people and strengthening the role of organized labor
through work actions, street actions, community relations, and legislative and political activity.
• Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
• Working knowledge of or the ability to learn computer programs such as Microsoft office products, email, accessing the internet, and working with databases.
• Prior union organizing and negotiations experience is highly desirable.
• Prior labor experience is strongly preferred.
• Related experience will be given consideration as will steward and rank-and-file experience.
• Ability to work long and irregular hours. This is not a 9-5 job. Requires weekend work, covering overnight
shifts, participation in union-wide activities and events, and assignments in different geographies. Work
may require overnight stays for extended periods of time based on the needs of the campaign.
• Required to have valid driver’s license, car insurance, and a working automobile.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
• Salary range as of July 1, 2020: $60,550.47 (entry) to $89,542.79 (12+ years).
• Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and a generous life insurance.
• The Worksite Organizer is an UUP bargaining unit position subject to a staff union contract.

TO APPLY:
Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, two-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:
Human Resources Department SEIU Local 721 Suite 100 1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: (213) 402-3590 E-mail: careers@seiu721.org
SEIU Local 721 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. SEIU Local 721 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

Position will remain open until filled. Posted internally on March 12, 2021

 

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Virtual Classes for Ventura Clinic Workers https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/virtual-classes-for-ventura-clinic-workers.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=virtual-classes-for-ventura-clinic-workers Wed, 07 Apr 2021 22:21:06 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183528 Did you know we’ve partnered with WERC to offer career development classes for Ventura Clinic Workers? That’s right. We’re hosting several virtual classes to help you advance in your career with the County. Below is schedule for the next several weeks. Sign up ASAP. Each session is limited to 20 … Read More

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Did you know we’ve partnered with WERC to offer career development classes for Ventura Clinic Workers?

That’s right. We’re hosting several virtual classes to help you advance in your career with the County. Below is schedule for the next several weeks.

Sign up ASAP. Each session is limited to 20 people max. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will contain webinar information.
 

Resume Writing

Monday, April 12, 2021 or Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 6:30PM to 8PM

Understand your strengths and how to create a strong resume that highlights your skills and knowledge.

In this interactive online workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Write a summary statement
  • Use action verbs when formulating achievement statements
  • Identify the “Do’s and Don’ts” of writing a strong resume
  • Identify common resume problems and how to solve them
Sign Up for Class Here

 

Resume Writing — Weekend Session

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Understand your strengths and how to create a strong resume that highlights your skills and knowledge.

In this interactive online workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Write a summary statement
  • Use action verbs when formulating achievement statements
  • Identify the “Do’s and Don’ts” of writing a strong resume
  • Identify common resume problems and how to solve them
Sign Up for Class Here

 

Application Preparation

Monday, April 19, 2021 or Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6:30PM to 8PM

Review strategies to successfully prepare your County application.

In this interactive online workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify strategies on how to create a Successful County application profile
  • Identify the “Do’s and Don’ts” of completing County applications 
  • Identify common application problems and how to solve them
Sign Up for Class Here

 

Owning the Interviewing

Monday, April 26, 2021 or Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:30PM to 8PM

Identify strategies to successfully be prepared for interviews and how to represent yourself during the interview process.  

In this interactive online workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Answer interview questions using the STAR method
  • Align experience and skills when answering interview questions incorporating county information into interview answers
  • Reflect on lessons learned from self-assessing interview performance and make a plan to better prepare for an interview
Sign Up for Class Here

 

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SEIU 721 City of Santa Paula Bargaining Team Nominations 2021 https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/seiu-721-city-of-santa-paula-bargaining-team-nominations-2021.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=seiu-721-city-of-santa-paula-bargaining-team-nominations-2021 Thu, 01 Apr 2021 22:50:10 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183430 It’s time to gear up for bargaining and we need your participation! Use the form below to nominate yourself of a co-worker to be on the SEIU 721 City of Santa Paula bargaining team. Nominations Members in good standing may nominate themselves or any other City of Santa Paula member … Read More

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It’s time to gear up for bargaining and we need your participation! Use the form below to nominate yourself of a co-worker to be on the SEIU 721 City of Santa Paula bargaining team.

Nominations

  • Members in good standing may nominate themselves or any other City of Santa Paula member by completing the Nomination Form below. The member must be in good standing.
  • This is not a ballot. Only one nomination form per candidate is necessary. Submitting more than one nomination form will not increase the chance of winning a seat.
  • Submit your nomination form by Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, 5pm (PST).

Elections

An election will be conducted if the number of candidates exceeds the number of available seats available on the Bargaining Team. There are 3 available seats on the Bargaining Team.

SEIU 721 City of Santa Paula Bargaining Team Nominations 2021

  • If you are nominating someone else, please provide the following information.
  • Candidate Information
    If you are self-nominating, enter your information below. If you are nominating someone else, fill out as much of the candidate’s information as you can. (Please print clearly)
  • *By providing my phone number, I understand that SEIU and its locals and affiliates may use automated calling technologies and/ or text message me on my cellular phone on a periodic basis. SEIU will never charge for text message alerts. Carrier message and data rates may apply to such alerts. To unsubscribe, text STOP at 31996. For info, text HELP at 31996.

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Watts Health Center Workers Announce Strike to Protect Public Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.seiu721.org/2021/04/watts-health-center-workers-announce-strike-to-protect-public-health-amid-covid-19-pandemic.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watts-health-center-workers-announce-strike-to-protect-public-health-amid-covid-19-pandemic Thu, 01 Apr 2021 20:18:21 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183450 LOS ANGELES — Workers on the frontlines of South LA’s COVID-19 response delivered their 10-day strike notice to Watts Health Center (WHC) management today, April 1st. Their bold action comes after allegations that Watts has engaged in repeated labor law violations, including harassment and threats of employees, surveillance of union … Read More

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LOS ANGELES — Workers on the frontlines of South LA’s COVID-19 response delivered their 10-day strike notice to Watts Health Center (WHC) management today, April 1st. Their bold action comes after allegations that Watts has engaged in repeated labor law violations, including harassment and threats of employees, surveillance of union activity, and denying union staff access to frontline workers.

Watts Health Center workers have been key to pandemic response and were among the first to provide COVID-19 testing to vulnerable patients South LA. Over the past year there have been multiple outbreaks of Coronavirus among Watts staff, but despite workers literally putting their lives on the line to provide vital care, it took four months at the bargaining table for Watts Health Center management to withdraw its proposal to cut employee sick time. To date, Watts management has continued to refuse to address rampant understaffing issues that threaten patient safety.

“We’re ready to strike because Watts Health Center management has refused to bargain in good faith, initially pushing to slash our sick time in half while other employers are finding ways to expand access for frontline workers,” said Mireya Holder, a Utilization Review Specialist who has worked at Watts Health Center for 27 years. “It’s unconscionable that Watts Health Center would take these steps in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century.”

Watts Health Center workers, the majority of whom are represented by SEIU 721, have indicated they’re willing to do whatever it takes to protect public health in South Los Angeles, and authorized their strike with an unprecedented 100% yes vote just weeks ago.

“Workers are fed up,” said Shelley Butler, a Licensed Vocational Nurse who has worked at Watts Health Center for 33 years. “Watts management says they care about the community, but we are the community. Instead of investing in frontline services, Watts has spent thousands on legal fees to stall contract negotiations and continue fighting workers at the bargaining table. Enough is enough.”

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SEIU 721 Area Housing Authority Bargaining Team Nominations 2021 https://www.seiu721.org/2021/03/seiu-721-area-housing-authority-bargaining-team-nominations-2021.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=seiu-721-area-housing-authority-bargaining-team-nominations-2021 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:50:02 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183417 It’s time to gear up for bargaining and we need your participation! Use the form below to nominate yourself of a co-worker to be on the SEIU 721 Area Housing Authority bargaining team. Nominations Members in good standing may nominate themselves or any other Area Housing Authority member by completing … Read More

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It’s time to gear up for bargaining and we need your participation! Use the form below to nominate yourself of a co-worker to be on the SEIU 721 Area Housing Authority bargaining team.

Nominations

  • Members in good standing may nominate themselves or any other Area Housing Authority member by completing the Nomination Form below. The member must be in good standing.
  • This is not a ballot. Only one nomination form per candidate is necessary. Submitting more than one nomination form will not increase the chance of winning a seat.
  • Submit your nomination form by Friday, April 9th, 2021, 5pm (PST).

Elections

An election will be conducted if the number of candidates exceeds the number of available seats available on the Bargaining Team. There are 3 available seats on the Bargaining Team.

 

SEIU 721 Area Housing Authority Bargaining Team Nominations 2021

  • If you are nominating someone else, please provide the following information.
  • Candidate Information
    If you are self-nominating, enter your information below. If you are nominating someone else, fill out as much of the candidate’s information as you can. (Please print clearly)
  • *By providing my phone number, I understand that SEIU and its locals and affiliates may use automated calling technologies and/ or text message me on my cellular phone on a periodic basis. SEIU will never charge for text message alerts. Carrier message and data rates may apply to such alerts. To unsubscribe, text STOP at 31996. For info, text HELP at 31996.

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Remind the LA County CEO: “We Deserve Heroes Pay for All!” https://www.seiu721.org/2021/03/remind-the-la-county-ceo-heroes-pay-for-all.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=remind-the-la-county-ceo-heroes-pay-for-all Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:48:15 +0000 https://www.seiu721.org/?p=183424 The new fiscal year may not start until July 1, 2021. But already, Fesia Davenport – the LA County’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – is putting the finishing touches on her proposed county budget. We cannot leave anything to chance. We must remind the CEO who kept LA County together … Read More

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The new fiscal year may not start until July 1, 2021. But already, Fesia Davenport – the LA County’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – is putting the finishing touches on her proposed county budget.

We cannot leave anything to chance. We must remind the CEO who kept LA County together when everything else was on the verge of falling apart.

Click here to send the CEO a message: LA County’s essential workers deserve Heroes Pay for All!

The CEO presents her budget on at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tues., Apr. 20. That gives us just enough time for our union to take action.

Remind her who has kept LA County functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic – and who will keep it operational when it’s finally over … us!

Click here to send the CEO a message: LA County’s essential workers deserve Heroes Pay for All!

Also, if you have a compelling story about how you and your co-workers stepped up during the pandemic – how you went above and beyond the call of duty – SUBMIT YOUR STORY HERE.

We want to include you in our union’s delegation that will deliver our message directly to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tues., Apr. 20. But in the meantime, take action with us now.

Click here to send the CEO a message: LA County’s essential workers deserve Heroes Pay for All!

Together, we will win the recognition, appreciation and compensation we deserve. LA County Heroes Unite

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