July August 2021

Building the new SEIU 721 Dream Team

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.

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.