SEIU 721 represents more than 55,000 employees in Los Angeles County, stretching from the desert to the beaches. Our members provide quality parks, protect our drinking water, meet the needs of families, care for people at our hospitals and clinics, and much more for the 10 million people who live here.
On October 21, 2015, the 2013-14 participants in the Gateway Care Improvement Teams were honored by the Board of Supervisors & the Productivity and Quality Commission for significant improvements in our work with primary care patients.
The time has arrived to finalize the breakthrough contract! Starting on Wednesday, October 21st you can make your voice count by casting your vote to Raise Up LA County.
SEIU Local 721 and the County of Los Angeles have reached a Tentative Agreement on a new three-year contract. Detailed tentative agreement summaries, including significant gains on bargaining unit specific issues, will be available soon. At as many worksites as possible, membership meetings will be held to review the tentative agreements prior to the ratification vote. More information on ratification coming very soon, stay tuned. For now, here are some of the highlights and breakthroughs.
After several days of round-the clock bargaining, most SEIU 721 bargaining committees have reached tentative agreements with L.A. County. However, the Fringe Benefits agreement, covering items such as health benefits, pensions, leaves of absence, holidays, and vacation for ALL SEIU 721 members - has not yet been settled.
On Tuesday hundreds of LA County members descended on the Hall of Administration to demand a fair contract that respects our work.
In support of our fellow nurse, Miss Colorado, we nurses wear more than a stethoscope. We wear the concerns, welfare and well-being of our patients, community and profession. As LA county nurses, we are patients' advocates; we take care of our vulnerable populations, uninsured and underinsured, underserved and private sector patients.
In our "VIEW" we provide vital services to our clients and to the community and are certainly not "just a nurse."
As flu season approaches, The Partnership for Quality Care joined the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Department of Public Health and healthcare workers represented by SEIU Local 721 to stress the importance of getting immunized against influenza.
SEIU 721 Bargaining Unit Representatives aren't sitting around waiting for LA County to finally give County workers a fair shake--they're springing into action! On Wednesday, September 2nd, SEIU 721 Bargaining Unit Representatives conducted a delegation to LA County Health Services Director Dr. Mitch Katz to outline the top priority areas for health practitioners.