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.

Emergency Processions & Vigils in Fullerton & Lancaster on February 23

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.

National Call-In Day: Take Action February 14th

Tuesday, February 14th is National Call-In Day! Please join us in demanding that Congress put people before politics. 

Anti-worker. Anti-union. Pro-corporation. Pro-1%. Gorsuch is wrong for the Supreme Court, and wrong for America!

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!

National Call-In Day: Take Action To Save The ACA

Today is National Call-In Day!Please join us in taking two actions:

In Case You Missed It: Care Not Chaos Teletown Hall

A huge thank you to all our members who took the first step at standing up for the health and welfare of all Americans by joining our Teletownhall!  In case you missed it CLICK HERE to listen to the audio recording.

The Fight Starts With Us: Answer The Call Jan 9th!

Our Union will be hosting an urgent townhall by telephone on January 9th at 7:00 PM.
You'll receive a call from President Bob Schoonover on that date and time, so you can hear about the impact of federal policies on your day-to day work and the public services we all provide. Please answer the call!

Our Health Agency Needs Your Help!

We need a logo and slogan that perfectly portray the awesome partnership we've built together in the process of integrating the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. We are taking submissions for logo and slogan ideas, then we'll post the best ones for a vote from all our members so it will truly be OUR logo and slogan!

Click here to download our Los Angeles County Health Agency logo and motto contest flier.

Hundreds of SEIU 721 members & partners #Fight4Health in Los Angeles!

For Immediate Release 



Unai Montes, 213 610 9445





Los Angeles - Hundreds of Los Angeles-area health care workers, nurses, advocates, patients, and seniors were joined Tuesday by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senate Health Committee Chairman Ed Hernandez to launch a massive effort to protect Californians' access to affordable health care.  Their action came as the Trump Administration and Republican-led Congress are launching an all-out assault on health security for millions of Americans, with plans to gut the Medicare guarantee for seniors and decimate the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal.  Health advocates promised to fight attacks on health care that that would force millions of Californians back into the ranks of the uninsured. 

Tuesday, November 22, Rally to Protect Our Healthcare

In 2017, a President and Congress will be sworn in who oppose federal funding for the healthcare services that employ our Sisters and Brothers, and that our families and communities rely on. They're proposing cuts that will hurt all of us.

Join us in a rally to protect healthcare!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11 AM
LAC+USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo St, LA, CA 90033   

Click here to download the event flier!

SEIU Local 721 President's Report for November 2016


In accordance with our SEIU Local 721 by-laws, it is my honor as your President, to submit this report to you on our Union's activities. To read the full report, please use this link.

Together We Won In California

There's too much at stake for our members and our communities to not be leading advocates for a better California. When we fight together, we win for the Golden State. 

Nothing Will Stand in the Way of Achieving Our Vision of a Better Future for All Working Families

November 9th, 2016

Click here to download. 

For more information contact:

Coral Itzcalli, 213-321-7332


SEIU Local 721 Members Stand United With Our Community Partners to Ensure President-Elect Trump's Divisive Agenda Does Not Obstruct Our Vision for An America That Must Rise Together

Victory of Hate Will Not Slow the Momentum of Working People; Nothing Will Stand in the Way of Achieving Our Vision of a Better Future for All of California's Working Families


WE DID IT: Workplace Violence Standard Adopted!

On October 20, the Cal/OSHA Standard Board unanimously voted to adopt the first workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare workers in California!  Our hope is that this Standard will be used as a template at the national level. All of us are passionate about the work we do and the care we provide to patients, clients, and their families -- but workplace safety is crucial, especially given our field of work.

2016 Regional Council Election -- The Results Are In

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The 2016 Regional Council election results are in! Thank you to everyone who ran - and congratulations to all winners:


Inland Area

Sandra Bosler - City of Palms Springs

Barbara Hunter - City of Riverside

Paula Searle - County of Riverside

Joan Valle - County of Riverside

Melita Charles-Singh - County of Riverside

James Geller - Lake Hemet MWD


LA/OC Cities           

Joseph Watson - City of Inglewood

Kenneth White - City of Los Angeles MOU 4

Daren McDaniel - City of Los Angeles MOU 18

Kesavan Korand - City of Los Angeles MOU 8

Robert Potter - City of Los Angeles MOU 36

Guillermo Martinez - City of Los Angeles MOU 17

Jesus Hernandez - City of Monterey Park

Jaime Lopez - City of Santa Ana


Los Angeles County

David Davidson - Los Angeles County Superior Court

James Buford - Los Angeles County Superior Court

Carol Maxey Ware - Los Angeles County BU 111

Karen Nealy - Los Angeles County BU 111

Lillian Cabral - Los Angeles County BU 112

Kelley Dixon - Los Angeles County BU 121

Morris Griffin - Los Angeles County BU 201

Melvin Orphey, Jr - Los Angeles County BU 221

Theresa Monroe - Los Angeles County BU 311

Maribel Castillon - Los Angeles County BU 311

Sandra Wooten - Los Angeles County BU 341

John Poole - Los Angeles County BU 431

Silva Kechichian - Los Angeles County BU 711

Linda Jackson - Los Angeles County BU 723

Lydia Cabral - Los Angeles County BU 729

Tracey Boykins - Los Angeles County BU 731

Adolfo Granados - Los Angeles County BU 731

Ruby Dye - Los Angeles County BU 732

Jorge Ortiz - Los Angeles County BU 777



Rosa Castro - County of Ventura

Robert May - County of Ventura

Maria Amaro - County of Ventura

Rosa Vallardes-Renteria - County of Ventura

Tanya Rivero - County of Ventura

Prelina McGee - County of Ventura

Charles Harrington - City of Simi Valley

Vidal Chiprez - County of Santa Barbara


#ICYMI - L.A. County CSWs Take Child Safety Roadmap to Board of Supervisors

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On Tuesday, September 27th, SEIU 721 Children's Social Workers David Green, Javier Ibanez, Joan Marks, Sarah Garfield and several of their colleagues presented a Roadmap to Child Safety - our union's three-point plan for protecting children in the L.A. County child welfare system - to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Click here to download the flyer!


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Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Contact Us

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