The more than 60,000 LA County members of SEIU 721 comprise the backbone of public services for nearly 11 million people. We handle myriad responsibilities in healthcare, social services, sanitation, child support services, parks and recreation, libraries and so much more. Never forget: At LA County, we are the safety net. As we courageously manage the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic, we can get from our union the latest COVID-19 updates for LA County members here.
Nurses and Healthcare workers can find additional resources here.
Nurses Call on LA County to Protect Healthcare Staff After Release of Dangerous State Health Guidance - Nurses with SEIU 721 on Tuesday urged LA County officials to protect healthcare workers and patients following the recent release of a dangerous state guidance permitting hospitals and other health facilities to force COVID-positive staff back to work without isolation periods or testing. In a morning press conference at the … Read More
We’re Urging the LA County Board of Supervisors to take Emergency Action on the Latest Surge - The number of COVID-19 cases has surged by 430% over the last two weeks. Just yesterday alone, LA County recorded almost 37,000 positive cases, with over 8,600 people hospitalized throughout California. That’s why today, our SEIU 721 President David Green delivered official correspondence to the LA County Board of Supervisors calling on them … Read More
The LA City Council has approved the last, best, and final offer on the Vaccination Mandate - As we informed you on October 20th, we’ve exhausted all pathways to an agreement with the City over the impacts of the Mandatory Vaccination policy. Bargaining ended last week, and now the Los Angeles City Council has approved the City’s last, best, and final offer. The offer only provides a testing option for those … Read More
Updates Regarding Regular Testing Alternative to Mandatory Vaccinations in LA County - SEIU 721 strongly encourages all members to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19. At the same time, LA County’s Bargaining Policy Committee has strongly advocated for a robust, regular testing option for those members who have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On September 9, the … Read More
UPDATE: LA County Mandatory Vaccines and Frequent Testing For Healthcare Workers - As COVID-19 cases surge due to the spread of the deadly Delta variant, SEIU 721 strongly encourages all members to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated, masking up in shared spaces, and continuing to practice social distancing. At the same time, we will continue to vigorously defend our … Read More
SEIU 721 Bargaining Committee Set to Negotiate Vaccine Mandate Policy - L.A. County Mandatory Vaccine Policy: SEIU 721 Bargaining Committee Set to Negotiate On Thursday, August 19, SEIU 721’s Bargaining Policy Committee (BPC) met with CEO representatives to review a draft of the County’s proposed Mandatory Vaccine Policy. While we encourage all members to protect themselves and their families by getting … Read More
Update on LA County Vaccine Policy - On August 4th, Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Chair of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, issued an Executive Order establishing a mandatory vaccination policy for Los Angeles County employees. The Executive Order requires all County employees to provide proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. This follows an order … Read More
LA County members confront the Board of Supervisors to demand Heroes Pay for All - After all the dedication and sacrifices we – the essential workers of LA County – made during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Supervisors wants to reward us with a slap in the face by adopting a budget with ZERO meaningful investment in us. Worst of all, LA County is … Read More
Remind the LA County CEO: “We Deserve Heroes Pay for All!” - 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
Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Win Big Victory on Hospital Safety Standards - For too long, nurses have been asked to provide patients with high-quality care amidst dangerously low staffing levels. Never has this fact been illustrated more vividly than during the COVID-19 pandemic, as ERs have run out of beds and hospitals have been overrun with novel coronavirus cases. But there is … Read More