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.
Please join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Mike Garcia on Friday, April 7.
8 AM: Procession - Pershing Square --> Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
9 AM: Religious Service - Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
11 AM: March - Cathedral --> La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
12 PM: Memorial - La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Every year in Los Angeles County thousands of children are left in a lurch, waiting to be placed with a loving family. Sometimes social workers get 20, 30, or 40 rejections before they can place a child. We are in a placement crisis. The SEIU 721 Placement Forum on March 25th brought social workers together from across Southern California to tackle this immense problem.
Like all of you, we were devastated by the death of Gabriel Fernandez, who was abused and murdered by his parents while in the L.A. County DCFS child welfare system. For years our union has advocated tirelessly for reforms that could have helped prevent this tragedy.
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!