When we fight we win!
The Inland region is home to nearly 11,000 public service workers in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and cities from Riverside to Blythe to Needles and cities such as Hemet. Our members serve in hospitals and clinics, protect children, as court reporters, in support services, strengthen families and ensure the maintenance of our local parks and facilities in a region that continues to grow with more than two million county residents.
On Thursday, March 23rd, SEIU 721 members are taking the day off for a Day of Action to protect jobs and health care.
Because we put the pressure on, Congressman Steve Knight will hold a town hall on Saturday, March 4th at the Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale!
Ed Royce and Steve Knight refuse to meet with us, so we have to take our stories to their doorsteps.
Congressmen Royce and Knight voted to defund and repeal our country's healthcare system without a plan to replace it. This means all of us are going to pay more for fewer benefits and less coverage.
Because Congressmen Royce and Knight voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 5 million in California will lose health coverage, and 334,000 in the Golden State will lose jobs.
With no coverage but the emergency room, every year, 43,956 Americans will die.
Tuesday, February 14th is National Call-In Day! Please join us in demanding that Congress put people before politics.
Donald Trump attacked us when he nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
In the words of SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry, "this is a step backwards for every American who wants a good job, the opportunity for a better life for their family, and a real voice in our economy and democracy."
If Gorsuch is confirmed, the Supreme Court will rule against the communities we serve by gutting the public sector, silencing worker voice, and doing away with collective bargaining.
Click here to tell Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris to stop Gorsuch!
The SEIU 721 bargaining team has been negotiating in good faith with Riverside County but the county has continuously chosen to take the low road with an overreliance on aimless cuts rather than thinking through solutions that can benefit everyone.
Following reports of physical attacks on Riverside County Hemet Clinic care providers and bricks being thrown through windows, SEIU Local 721 hosted a "We Must Protect Ourselves" self-defense course (WATCH VIDEO) for all Riverside County Hemet Clinic care professionals on January 18th.
On December 14th we filed a grievance demanding the County address the serious workplace safety issues, and we held a "Safety Check" immediately after to let them know that fearing for our lives at work is not normal.
SEIU Local 721 members are bargaining to raise up the standards at every worksite and every department in Riverside County!