Union members fire back

The Camarillo Acorn

Read two “Letters to the Editor” by SEIU 721 members Araceli Contreras and Wilson Munoz — both of Camarillo — defending our union members’ participation in the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District election.

L.A. County To Probe Safety Concerns at Fast-Food Restaurants


Service Employees International Union Local 721 President Bov Schoonover wrote a letter to the board alleging the McDonald’s on Marengo Street failed to comply “with even the most basic COVID-19 safety precautions and (retaliated) against employees who raised safety concerns.”

Garcetti Reaches Deal With Los Angeles City Unions to Reduce Furloughs

Spectrum News 1

Mike Long, a spokesman for Service Employees International Union Local 721, drew a distinction between furloughs demanded by management and unpaid days off volunteered by workers. Furloughs imposed by management are not permitted under the SEIU Local 721’s contract with the city

Essential workers assail McDonald’s in rally supporting Prop. 15

Orange County Register

The contingent – including nurses, janitors, security guards, school employees and fast-food workers — made its way to a McDonald’s on South La Brea Avenue on Monday to admonish the company for taking advantage of California’s “broken property tax law” and to rally support for Proposition 15.

Workers organize to demand unions ‘Drop the Cops’

Workers World

Julia Wallace, a SEIU Drop the Cops organizer explained: “Cops are not workers, and they are certainly not members of our union. We need to expel them, and we need to be fighting for our lives. As Black people, as Black women, as immigrants, as trans people, queer people, we need to be fighting for our lives and organizing ourselves as the working class.” Wallace is a rank-and-file member of SEIU Local 721.