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.

June July 2020

Fight for Racial Justice & Protect Our Heroes

Working people in America are at a crossroads. The federal
response to COVID-19 has been a national shame. When the
pandemic first hit, the powers that be put frontline workers’ lives at
risk with insufficient PPE, delayed testing and a bungled response.

May – June 2020

Protect All Workers

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We’re 13 weeks into the worst crisis our country has faced in modern times. More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, the National Guard has been called out in 23 states and more than 40 cities are under mandatory dusk-until-dawn curfews in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by … Read More

April May 2020


Public workers literally are holding our society together, often risking their own health and safety to keep cities and counties running. While big corporations collect billions in cash bailouts, public workers across Southern California are on the front lines, often without adequate protection.

March April 2020

Fighting to Protect Heroes

Thousands of SEIU 721 members — nurses, health care workers, Children’s Social Workers, DPSS workers, sanitation workers and countless others — are on the job, holding our society together.