On February 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case called Janus v. AFSCME designed to cripple workers’ ability to organize and operate labor unions. Janus is one of dozens of federal “Right to Work” lawsuits designed from the ground up by ultra-right wing think tanks and financed by a handful of anti-worker billionaires to silence working people.
On September 6th and 7th, thousands of SEIU 721 members picketed Riverside University Health System to highlight management’s refusal to protect patients and health care professionals with metal detectors and enhanced security despite a constant flow of weapons smuggled into county emergency rooms. They marched on the County Administration Center to expose county management’s refusal to disclose details of costly failed swap deals with banking giant Wells Fargo and a $40 million sweetheart consulting contract with Dutch consulting firm KPMG.
We’ve all seen the story time and time again of the kid picked on by the neighborhood bully who, after taking a self-defense class, fights back and wins. With the biggest neighborhood bully of all sitting in the White House, SEIU Local 721 is putting together self-defense classes of our own for workers.
Through his shocking anti-immigrant executive orders, dog whistle racism, clandestine cooperation with Russian intelligence and appointment of a slew of unqualified and out-of-touch billionaires to cabinet positions, Donald Trump has accomplished what no other presidential candidate could muster: He created a powerful, diverse new coalition across the political spectrum devoted to resisting him.
The election on November 8th should have been a triumph for working people and our country. Instead, it was a tragedy. While our Union was winning big here in California, the most divisive political campaign in modern American history propelled a real estate developer turned-reality-television star, with no government experience, into the White House.
L.A. Healthcare Partnership Townhall Showcases Results On August 31st, SEIU 721 partnered with L.A. County to host the second countywide Los Angeles Health Agency Town Hall with the newly created Los Angeles Health Partnership. The L.A. Health Partnership brings together L.A. County’s newly integrated health agencies, doctors, interns, residents and … Read More