Caucuses and Committees

The mission of SEIU 721 caucuses and committees is to increase participation among the diverse membership within each region by addressing social economic justice issues, developing leadership, promoting respect, improving communication, fostering understanding and creating a culture of inclusion to strengthen our union thereby uniting and improving the lives of the working men and women of SEIU 721.

African American Caucus
The African American Caucus is committed to enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, leadership development and networking for SEIU members and staff of African descent. Learn more.
Chair: Simboa Wright, 213-368-8660
Meetings: 6 p.m., first Thursday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Americans with Disabilities
Caucus
The ADA Caucus is committed to advancing opportunities for organizing education and developing leadership among the disabled members of SEIU 721. Our goal is the provide a forum to address the concerns of people with disabilities.
Chair: Raymond Campoy, 562-299-3503
Meetings: 6 p.m., second Monday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Armenian Caucus

The Armenian Caucus is committed to organize, educate and develop leadership among the Armenian members of SEIU 721, as well as the Armenian community at large. Learn More.
Chair: Armine Antonyan, 818-395-9833 (Contact Shoushan Baghboudarian at 213-368-8685 for more information.)
Meetings: 6 p.m., second Tuesday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Asian Pacific Islander
Caucus
The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus aims to collaborate with community organizations to address social, economic, housing, working conditions, health and other issues of concern to the API community. We also aim to identify and develop community activists and leaders within the labor movement and in the community.
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Chair: Daphne Teoh, 626-755-5034
Meetings: 6 p.m., second Tuesday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bikers Caucus
The Bikers Caucus is to unite a community of Bikers that supports the SEIU vision. We intend to educate, agitate and motivate members to action as we grow our union. We are committed to mobilize members to action to support union events, reach out to unite members across all departments, sign up new members and grow our base. Learn more.
Chair: Charles Harrell
Meetings: TBD
Location: TBD

Filipino Caucus
The Filipino Caucus is committed to advancing opportunities for organizing, educating, and developing leadership among the Filipino members of SEIU 721. Our goal is to provide a forum to address the concerns of the Filipino members of the union. Learn more.
Chair: Tony Mendoza, 323-257-4521
Meetings: 6 p.m, third Saturday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Latino Caucus
The Latino Caucus is committed to organize, educate and develop the Latino people in order to achieve power, respect, and social justice for the working class. Learn More
Chair: Oscar Valladares, (323) 744-0054
Meetings: 6 p.m., third Wednesday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Women's Caucus 
The Women's Caucus is committed to providing a forum for union women's issues that promote equal treatment, leadership, mentoring and provide support and resources that improve working conditions. 
Chair: Deirdre Spikes, 323-973-0934 
Meetings: 5:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of every month 
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017


Lavender Caucus
The Lavender Caucus is committed to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender union members and their families through education and outreach to increase visibility and improve the working lives of LGBT members. Learn more.
Chair: Katy Miranda, 818-448-5496
Meetings: 6 p.m., first Monday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Native American Caucus
The Native American Caucus is committed to educate everyone by sharing the experience, culture and practices of indigenous people. Utilizing a conciliatory perspective, we will increase participation among the diverse membership within the regions addressing social economic justice issues, developing leadership, promoting respect, improving communication, fostering understanding and creating a culture of inclusion to strengthen our Union thereby uniting and improving the lives of the working men and women of SEIU Local 721.
Chair: Roberta Javier
Meetings: 6 p.m, second Thursday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Veterans Caucus
The Veterans Caucus is committed to being a strong advocate for the SEIU Veterans of the Armed Forces. We aim to promote a culture that values and supports Veterans of all eras, branches and components. We are focused on developing a forum for Veteran issues and concerns within our union and the Community of Veterans.Learn More
Chair: Irene Cruz, (323) 977-9838  
Meetings: 6:00 p.m., second Wednesday every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017


Social and Economic Justice Caucus 
The Social and Economic Justice Causus is committed to advancing the diversity of SEIU Local 721 through the strength of principles addressing unionism, inclusiveness, empowerment, self-determination, human and civil rights and a collective voice that promotes unity and leadership in the community and at the workplace.
Co-Chairs: Ron McMullen, 818-718-5428 and Harold Sterker, 213-248-1159
Meetings: 6 p.m., fourth Wednesday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Committee on Political Education (COPE) 

The SEIU 721 Committee on Political Education is our union's voluntary bi-partisan political action committee for political and legislative activities. We hold politicians accountable to working families, and help our union build the political power to win strong contracts, better benefits and pass laws to protect our jobs and the services we provide.
Chair: Arnella Sims, 213-974-6468
Meetings: 6 p.m., third Thursday of every month
Location: SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Retirees Committee 
The Retirees Committee offers a way for retirees and those nearing retirement across Southern California to stay involved with their union. It's also a way to stay informed, meet new people and enjoy benefits available only through SEIU 721.  
Chair: Mel Phason 

Retirement Desk 213-738-8428

Meetings: Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at SEIU Local 721's Los Angeles office at 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

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.