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.

LA County Social Workers Respond to Blue Ribbon Report

It's been a year since the tragic death of Gabriel Fernandez, the eight-year-old Palmdale boy  badly beaten while under the protection of  Los Angeles County's child welfare system. Now, a group of serious-minded professionals, named by the Board of Supervisors to a Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection, has recommended reforms, saying that the County's system is in "a state of emergency."

Compton Job Fair Draws Hundreds

SEIU 721 co-sponsored the Compton Job Fair on April 5. Nearly 1,000 job-seekers lined up for the event, which featured dozens of vendors.

Compton mayor Aja Brown helped facilitate the event and partnered with SEIU 721 to make it happen. More than a few people came away from the day with a new job, and everyone got quality leads.

Here's a photo slideshow:

SEIU 721 Nurse Leadership Conference

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 Nurse Leaders from across the LA County Health Division gathered for a SEIU 721 Nurse Leadership conference on March 29. The theme was inspired by the Gandhi quote, "Be the Change You Want to See In The World." 

LA County Social Workers Believe that All People Matter

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On March 29, LA County Social Workers celebrated National Social Work Month. This year's theme was: "All People Matter." 

SEIU 721 Social Work Month Celebration

childsafetyx406.jpgIt's time to celebrate us.

This month is National Social Work Month. Join us to recognize and appreciate the hard work that social workers do every day to help families and improve communities.

SEIU 721 Social Work Month Celebration
Saturday, March 29
9 a.m. to 12 noon
@ SEIU 721
1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90017
RSVP here.


There will be speakers, food, a raffle, some special surprises and a whole lot more.

Joaquin-Miramontesx80.jpg"I'm proud to be a social worker and I hope you all come out to celebrate our collective achievements. We truly care about the people we serve. For us, all people matter."
-Joaquin Miramontes, LA County Supervising Children's Social Worker


For more information call the SEIU 721 Member Connection: (877) 721-4968.

Were You Disciplined During the LA County Strike?

What Happened?
On March 5, SEIU 721 resolved their dispute over unfair labor practices charges during the strike with LA County. The County stated that all union members have the right to participate in concerted, collective activities, including the types of activities engaged in during the contract campaign.

Get Discount NASCAR Tickets Today

Is one Labor Day enough to celebrate the contributions of working families to our society? No way.

That's why NASCAR is honoring union members with discount tickets at an upcoming Auto Club Speedway race. Your union, SEIU 721, is a sponsor of this special offer. Here are the details:

Sunday, March 23
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA


Each ticket is just $35, including a pre-race pit pass. That's less than half the cost for an exciting day of fun.

If you go to the race, you'll see SEIU 721's logo flashed on the jumbotrons across the stadium. Wear you purple with pride! 

To purchase tickets, visit autoclubspeedway.com/union or call 800-944-RACE (7223). Remember to tell them you are an SEIU 721 member for the discount.

Offer expires March 14.

NEW: Discount Tickets in Three Clicks

Discount-Tickets-in-Just-Th.jpgIt just got easier to get discounted recreation tickets through your union, SEIU 721.

Now, you can buy them online. Click here to get discount tickets online today or anytime you want them.

Just find the tickets you want, click the purple link, and enter your full name and Membership Card ID. Then, get ready to take your family to the best theme parks, movies and special events in Southern California.

2013-2016-EBoard-Tim-Burke-80x100.jpg"We wanted to make sure that every SEIU 721 member can get discount tickets easily wherever they are."
-Tim Burke, City of Hemet Lead Water Systems Distribution Operator and SEIU 721 Executive Board Member


We're also getting new Ticket Kiosks so that you can still easily purchase tickets in person at the SEIU 721 offices. And you can purchase by mail too.

Download this flyer for more information and a list of vendors.

Contact the Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU (4968) with questions or to retrieve a lost Membership Card ID.

Rancho Los Amigos Celebrates Black History

Rancho_1x350.jpgOn Feb. 20, SEIU 721 members at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey held a Black History Month program and celebration.

With the theme "Black History Matters," the event featured soul food, music, dancing and poetry. A bold visual exhibit covering the contribution of African Americans to art, culture, science and politics throughout the years decorated the building where it was held. More than 100 people attended.

Speakers included SEIU 721 Vice President Linda Dent, Dr. Victor Oranusi, Dr. Sylvia Shaw and Rancho Los Amigos CEO Jorge Orozco, who supported the event from its inception.

lindadent_mlkx80.jpg"It was a beautiful event put on by our members. The entertainment was excellent, and I was really proud to see how hard everyone worked to make it happen. Bringing people together to celebrate the past while we talk about the struggles we face today is an important thing to do."
-Linda Dent, SEIU 721 Vice President



95% Vote YES to Ratify Contract

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It's official.

More than 25,000 LA County SEIU 721 members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a strong, new contract. Well over 95% of those who voted said YES.

2014 Regional Council Election Results

LA/OC Cities

MOU 8-Kesavan S. Korand

MOU 14-Alan Peshek

MOU 18-Daren McDaniel

City of Baldwin Park-Ramon Burgos

City of Inglewood-Joseph Watson

City of Santa Ana-Sergio Verino


LA County

Bargaining Unit 111-Cheyenne Chambers and Barbara Thurman

Bargaining Unit 112-Lillian Cabral

Bargaining Unit 121-Efren Diaz

Bargaining Unit-311 Marva Burgess

Bargaining Unit-341-Daphne Teoh

Bargaining Unit 342-Patrick Del Conte

Bargaining Unit 431-Paul Aldape

Bargaining Unit 711-Veronica Johnson

Bargaining Unit 722-Evangelia Vitogiannis

Bargaining Unit 723-Mellonie Freeman

Bargaining Unit 729-Lydia Cabral

Bargaining Unit 731-Adolfo Granados and Tracey Boykins

Bargaining Unit 732-Melinda Harrison

Bargaining Unit 777-Jorge Ortiz, Jr.

Bargaining Unit 850-Renee' Pasqua

NLACRC-Carol J. Bluiett

LA County Contract: Voting Options and Locations

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Emergency Financial Assistance Available for Rent

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Are you or a union member that you know struggling to make rent this month?  There may be some help out there.

Labor Community Services, a program run by the AFL-CIO and The United Way, recently received additional rental assistance funds through a grant that be must spent in the next three weeks. 

SEIU 721 Members Support Philippines Relief

Last November, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving a path of destruction behind.

SEIU 721 is proud to have thousands of members who are from the Philippines. Many have families that live on the islands. To them and their families, we extend our prayers, our deepest sympathies and our most hopeful wishes.

Get Ready to Vote!


Shout it loud and proud: LA County members have a tentative agreement to vote on. The new LA County contract will bring raises, increase benefits and lift up the residents of LA County.
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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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