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.

Anti-Bullying Follow Up with DHS Chief Dr. Katz! Tomorrow!

This is the big week! For weeks we've been breaking the silence throughout LA County DHS facilities to build up even more momentum going into our Wednesday, April 27thmeeting with Dr. Mitch Katz. 


L.A. County Social Workers Hold Solidarity Actions

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L.A. COUNTY SOCIAL WORKERS HOLD SOLIDARITY ACTIONS AGAINST INDIVIDUAL SCAPEGOATING; URGE DCFS DIRECTOR PHILLIP BROWNING TO FIX THE REAL CRISIS AND CUT DOWN DANGEROUS HIGH CHILDREN TO SOCIAL WORKER RATIOS NOW

Social Workers Are Mobilizing Solidarity ActionsTo Get to the Root of the Problem!

Last week hundreds of Children Social Workers rallied at the Hall of Administration and delivered a powerful message to the Board of Supervisors and DCFS Director Philip Browning to get to the root of the problem and fix the child safety crisisWe delivered that message loud and clear, but we are not just stopping there. 


Last Remaining Unity Breaks at DHS Facilities!

We are one week away from our highly anticipated follow up April 27th meeting with DHS Chief Dr. Mitch Katz and the Unity Breaks just keep getting bigger and bigger!

2016 SEIU International Convention Delegate Election Results

The ballot count for the 2016 SEIU International Convention Delegate Election was tabulated on April 18, 2016 by TrueBallot, Inc.  The United States Post Office in Los Angeles, CA acted as Depositor for receipt of all ballots.     

Congratulations to Members whose names appear below as Delegates or Alternates.  We look forward to seeing you in May!

Women's Caucus Brunch

On Saturday, April 16, the Women's Caucus hosted a special brunch to honor the leadership and contributions of cis and trans women in SEIU LocaL 721 and our communities.  The dozens of women and men who attended this celebratory and educational gathering feasted on chicken and waffles, and nourished their hearts, minds, and spirits.  

We Did it Again on the Streets of LA!

We did it again! Thousands of SEIU union members, Fast Food Workers, and community allies poured into the streets to march in celebration of our recent $15/hr. minimum wage victory, and to let the nation know this is far from over.

Unity Breaks at Olive View and Men's Central Jail!

The momentum just keeps growing! You and your brothers and sisters have collectively spoken out against the bullying at 7 sites already, and there's more underway.

Social workers are uniting and speaking out the Board of Supervisors this Tuesday!

Social workers are uniting and speaking out the Board of Supervisors this Tuesday!

District Attorney Lacey's criminalization of Social Workers sets a dangerous precedent by Lacey and DCFS Director Philip Browning! Social Workers want real justice that saves lives, and gets to the root of the problem.

Let's stand together and demand real accountability at the L.A. County Board of Supervisors!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 9AM

L.A. County Hall of Administration

500 West Temple St.

Los Angeles, CA


Park across the street at the L.A. Cathedral parking lot. Fee will be reimbursed. Free bus from Antelope Valley will leave Palmdale office at 6:45 am.

For more information, please call Member Connection at 877-721-4968


Read President Bob Schoonover's statement


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Social Work is Not a Crime! Emergency Meeting for Social Workers

For years we rang the alarm on the DCFS caseload crisis and the severe understaffing at LA County to no avail.

L.A. County Social Workers Demand Real Indictment in DCFS

D.A. Lacey's Criminal Charges in the Gabriel Fernandez Case Increase the Risk to Children and Ignore the Root of the Problem 

Please join us for our Women's Caucus Celebration Brunch on Saturday, April 16:

The Women's Caucus of SEIU 721 cordially invites you to our first Women's Caucus Celebration Brunch this Saturday, April 16th.

Women's Caucus Celebration Brunch

Saturday, April 16th

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

SEIU 721 Auditorium

1545 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90017


Unity Breaks at DHS Are Building Momentum!

The date for our reconvening with DHS Chief Dr. Mitch Katz has been set! On Wednesday, April 27th at 5PM at SEIU Local 721 we will once again meet with Dr. Mitch Katz to get an update on his investigation into the bullying situation at DHS and the corrective actions he's taken so far, along with the long-term solutions to end the issue once and for all.

Statement from President Bob Schoonover on our nation's first statewide $15 min wage law:

Today, working families across California are celebrating the signing of Senate Bill 3, which establishes a pathway to a $15 minimum wage by 2022. This historic legislation will lift California's working families out of poverty, and transform the lives of the 6.5 million Californians who earn less than $15 an hour.

Click here to watch the YouTube video that tells the story of how our workers made history!

Click here to watch the Facebook video about how our unified voice made this victory possible!

Statewide $15/hr. and Supreme Court update from SEIU Local 721 President Bob Schoonover

Sisters and Brothers of SEIU Local 721,

This week began with SEIU representatives joining our elected officials in Sacramento to announce California's plan for a higher wage. The Fight For $15 that Local 721 has led is set to change the lives of millions in the Golden State and across the country. The earth shattering news continued yesterday when the Supreme Court split on Friedrichs v. CTA, the case designed to silence our unified voice by overturning 40 years of precedent. 

Now more than ever, all eyes are upon you. 
Click here to make sure you're there on April 14.

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