June July 2021

Why Unions Matter

Like everyone else who knew her, I am devastated by Linda Dent’s death. I had the pleasure of knowing her and the privilege of working alongside her for years.


May June 2021

Rest in Power SEIU 721 President Linda Dent

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.


April May 2021

Ending Racism Will Lift Up All Workers

There’s a reckoning going on in America about race. From the historic guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd to the outcry against Georgia Republicans’ efforts to pass laws discouraging Black Georgia residents from voting — there’s a renewed discussion about how structural racism hurts people of color.


March April 2021

A woman’s place is in her union!

It’s an honor to serve as President of SEIU Local 721. We’re a union dedicated to change, to fixing society’s problems and creating a more just economy.


February March 2021

Bob Schoonover announces retirement from Presidency of SEIU Local 721, Will remain as executive Director

Bob Schoonover announces retirement from Presidency of SEIU Local 721, will remain as executive Director


President’s Road Ahead Report 2020-2021

Respect us! Protect us! Pay us!

While I’m glad 2020 is behind us, it confirmed two really important things for me. First, SEIU 721 members are courageous, committed and resourceful enough to hold our communities together in the face of the worst crisis in modern times. Second, these same qualities helped us build a union that fought to protect frontline workers when the White House refused to.


October November 2020

No matter who wins, we'll need to fight like hell to save services and jobs

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the U.S. Senate on October 26, he doomed any chance of additional federal stimulus, abandoning millions of small business owners, workers and families desperate for support.


September October 2020

Why the November California Ballot is Crucial for Workers

Everybody already knows this November’s election is the most important in a generation. The choice is clear: If we’re going to bring the pandemic to an end, get the economy moving again and start dismantling systemic racism in our society, Trump has got to go.


August September 2020

Why We Never Give Up The Fight

Nelson Mandela said “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Wise words, because the fight for workers’ rights these days isn’t just hard — more often than not, it’s also long. That’s why having a strong union is so important, you have to have the resources to stay in the fight for as long as it takes.


July August 2020

Fighting for Justice and the HEROES Act

Want proof that the workers in SEIU 721 are heroes? Most Americans have never faced a generation-defining crisis — Meanwhile SEIU members are tackling three of them head-on.