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.

SEIU Local 721 President's Report for October 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.

Safety & Justice Public Health Nursing Conference Highlights!

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, we made history by conducting the first Continuing Education Units Conference put on by SEIU Local 721. It was an absolutely amazing event! On that over 90 members attended! 

This conference was imagined, designed, organized, and carried out by our own SEIU 721 Nurse Alliance Steering Committee, along with a conference planning committee comprised of PHNs, all working in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

In addition, we held a benefits fair during which we were able to discuss all of the measures and candidates on the ballot, offer workers an opportunity to sign membership cards, join the Committee on Political Education, and enroll folks as volunteers in our efforts to reach every worker and retiree by phone, and door to door. We were able to connect the dots for everyone on how this conference, and the upcoming election connect with the work they do every day.

In our evaluation of the event we asked members, if this conference, the benefits fair and the political program helped them get a better understanding of our Union-
100% of participants answered YES! 

Saturday, September 24th: Don't miss Income Inequality Day at the DTLA Film Fest!

Sisters & Brothers, 

Together, we've fought back against economic inequality.
 We've put all Californians on a path to better pay and workplace protections; we've stopped attacks on your job security and voice as city, county, and public service workers.

But there's still a lot of work to do. 

Election Day Ballot Recommendations ... for the IE, LA County and the Tri-Counties region!

We've got candidate recommendations - whether you live in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, or the Tri-Counties region!


Public workers have felt the brunt of multi-millionaires' greed, with cuts to key public services hurting us all, and understaffing across cities and counties forcing so many to work more for less. Voting is how we make sure working families have the opportunity to do better. Our union voice matters!


So show your power and make your voice heard at the ballot box on Tues., Nov. 8! Vote for candidates who will stand up for working families and make sure your fellow union members vote, too!




SEIU Local 721 President's Report for September 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 (PDF).

Sisters and brothers: As you read these words, we're less than 70 days away from the most important election many of us will see in our lifetimes.

Our Dynamic Partnership in Care

Everyday, our members are delivering exceptional experiences in whole person care by cultivating a safe and just culture for all! Learn more about how we're building the health services, wellness, and healthcare delivery system of the future, please DOWNLOAD our LA County Health Agency Partnership and Integration kit today!

LA Health Agency Town Hall, August 31, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Whole person care, quality services and good health service jobs we can be proud of! 

Get the latest on the integration of our departments, and help shape the future through 
our labor-management partnership!

Together, we're becoming L.A.'s provider and employer of choice. Everyday, exceptional health 
service workers, are delivering exceptional experiences in whole person care.

Together, we're building a state-of-the-art health agency. One that champions prevention, tailors 
services to support recovery and resiliency, and cultivates a safe and just culture to foster frontline innovation.

Together, we're writing the next chapter in high-quality, patient/client-centered, universally accessible, and coordinated care in our County.

Join us!

Los Angeles County Health Agency Town Hall
Wednesday, August 31
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

* Learn more about integration
* Keep up to date on our partnership
* Shape the future of healthcare

DHA & DPH Admin. Bldg. Auditorium - 313 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Virtual participation is available at multiple locations.

Please email your questions in advance: PIO@dmh.lacounty.gov

L.A. County CSW Candidates Win promotions and Retroactive Raises after Glitch

L.A. County CSW candidates fight for and win promotions and retroactive raises after DCFS personnel system computer glitch.

When problems with DCFS's new electronic Personnel Approval Request (ePAR) computer system delayed hundreds of paired-class promotions and raises, L.A. County Children's Social Workers used the strength of our union, SEIU 721.

As a result, DCFS management is fast-tracking a solution, and candidates will receive their promotions and a retroactive pay increase.

One of the successful candidates is Melissa Scheer, a CSW in the Pasadena office: "When the promotions and pay increases earned by Children's Social Workers failed to materialize, we organized through our union. Now we're getting retroactive raises," Scheer said.


According to an email from DCFS management: "The effective date of appointment for the CSW paired-class promotion will be retroactive to 30 days from the date of the candidate's promulgation to the applicable eligible register. As transactions are completed, retroactive compensation will be paid in a lump sum which will appear in the employee's paycheck."

CSWs: If you have questions or believe a deserved promotion is being held up, please contact your worksite organizer.

June 2016 President's Report


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.

Our top story this month is the victory by San Bernardino Professionals, a textbook example of how member leadership can use the "Power of Purple" -- our union's deep resources; our experienced negotiators; our skilled team of attorneys, researchers, and communications experts; and our relationships with community, clergy, and political leaders -- to win game-changing wins at the bargaining table.

43rd California Assembly District Candidate meets with DPSS workers:

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SEIU Local 721 2016 Regional Council Election

It's official. The SEIU Local 721 Regional Council Election process is under way!

Nominations for each of the four Regional Councils -- Los Angeles County, LA/OC Cities, Tri-Counties, and Inland Area -- will be accepted by Nomination Petition

Members who have been in continuous good standing for
the preceding two (2) years are eligible to be nominated. 

All nominating petitions are due no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, September 12, 2016. 

Quality Services At DPSS Start With Us!

L.A. County's Eligibility Workers (EWs) are leading the charge to better deliver and improve services at DPSS.  They've sounded the alarm on the ongoing issues that inhibit EWs from delivering critical services in a timely manner to the County's most vulnerable populations, and they're making headway with DPSS management!

L.A. County Children's Social Workers Meet to Develop Roadmap to Child Safety

SEIU 721 leaders, staff and L.A. County children's social workers huddled in June to plan the fight against recent efforts to scapegoat CSWs for the child safety crisis at L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services.
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SEIU California Endorses Safety for All Initiative


Sisters and Brothers,

This week, SEIU Local 721, alongside SEIU State Council and other SEIU Locals from across the state, announced our full support and endorsement of the Safety for All Initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

Access to Discount Tickets is now Only Available for Online Purchases

Attention members! There's been a recent change to how members can access recreation ticket services.


LA County Quick Links

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1545 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone Number: 213-368-8660
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Contact Us

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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