Who’s got the power? We’ve got the power: Union power. If you were among the thousands of SEIU 721 members and Labor supporters who joined our Fight for the Frontline action on March 31, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
With the unprecedented COVID-19 surge in Southern California, essential workers in Los Angeles and other cities and counties around the region are once again on the frontlines. We need to listen to them to protect public health and keep vital services rolling.
If there’s one silver lining in the hurricane of a worldwide pandemic that has claimed millions of lives and disrupted the global economy, it’s that workers are suddenly finding they have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating wages and benefits and the terms of their work.
Sisters and brothers, I’m honored to announce the selection of Simboa Wright to the office of Vice President of SEIU 721 and Adolfo Granados to the office of Treasurer. Both were approved by a unanimous vote of our union’s Executive Board.
LINDA DENT, a clerk in the Los Angeles County Tax Collector’s Office who rose from a steward to become the first woman and first Black president of SEIU 721, has died at the age of 68 after battling pancreatic cancer.