Los Angeles County

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.

Major Progress in Bargaining; Most Unit Agreements Completed; Fringe Benefits Not Yet Settled; Union Members Determined to Honor Cesar Chavez with Holiday

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.

Los Angeles County Bargaining Update - September 28, 2015

LA County bargaining teams engaged in intense negotiations on Wednesday and Thursday of last week with Los Angeles County; although we made great strides in the right direction we still have a last push this week.
Our Bargaining Policy Committee is currently meeting to reach a resolution before the contract expires October 1, 2015. Our goal is to reach a settlement.

LA County: Fair Contract Now!


On Tuesday hundreds of LA County members descended on the Hall of Administration to demand a fair contract that respects our work.

In Our "VIEW"


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."


Health Care Workers and the Public Urged to Get Flu Vaccinations at Press Conference


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. 

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Labor Day 2015: Marching for All Families

On Labor Day hundreds of SEIU 721 members, families and community allies, marched in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to celebrate all that is good and strong about being in a union. Other groups held picnics and rallies in celebration of the work we have achieved, and the challenges we have before us.

In Santa Maria, SEIU 721 families joined other unions in a solidarity picnic. In the city of Santa Barbara - Raise the Wage Santa Barbara was kicked off. 

Standing Firm for Investments in Quality Care at LA County!

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.

LA County Social Workers Respond to Attack of DCFS Employee

SEIU Local 721 Treasurer and Social Worker David Green released the following statement in response to the attack on Social Workers in the LA County Department of Family Services in Santa Fe Springs on the afternoon of Wednesday August 19th

Bringing August Heat!

This August all L.A. County members were encouraged to wear their official "Raise up ALL of LA County" sweatbands everyday while on the job to show their Local 721 unity.  And they're stepping up! 

Do your part by getting Purpled Out this August! See your worksite organize for your official August Heat sweatband.

Bringing the Heat in August

Four months have passed since L.A. County contract negotiations began, and the County has failed to present a fair deal at the bargaining table. Enough is enough! We can't afford to wait any longer for the County to get it together, so this August we're bringing the heat!

Raising Up DCFS Social Workers!

Raise Up All of LA County has been bargaining since March and the County still hasn't come to the table with a fair deal to alleviate the DCFS understaffing or with a strategy to deliver more services to the people we proudly serve. 

On our Way to Stamping Out Poverty Wages in L.A. County

We did it! On the heels of fighting our way to winning a minimum wage increase in the City of Los Angeles, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors just approved a set a motions that puts unincorporated L.A. County on track to reach a $15/hr. minimum wage by 2020 and to stamp out wage-theft.

Time to Show The County We Mean Business!

It's time to crank up the heat on L.A. County and you need to be part of the action! 

Vote for Herman Santos for LACERA Board

lacera_Herman_Santos_80x120.jpgLA County members, the LACERA election ballot should have arrived at your home in an envelope from the L.A.County Register-Recorder. Open the letter, cast your vote for Herman Santos, and return your ballot right away. It's postage free.

Eligibility Workers Deliver!

When we fight we win! L.A. County Eligibility Workers (EW's) and Clerical Staff have been speaking out on the alarming number of cases under a system that has yet to catch up.

On Monday, June 22nd their united voices made a difference!


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Write us a message and we'll get back to you. If you may be facing a disciplinary situation at work, please call the SEIU 721 Member Connection immediately: (877) 721-4YOU, Monday through Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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