June was a big month for SEIU 721 members. Our endorsed candidates and measures won by considerable margins in Compton, Riverside, Oxnard and San Fernando. And I just got news of another important victory at the ballot box in Monterey Park, where our members joined with community allies to keep the fire department under local control.
2013 is going to be a big year for our members who work in LA County. For the last several years those members have sacrificed in order to keep LA County running. Now those members deserve a raise. We laid the groundwork for a raise last year when members worked hard to pass Prop 30, which provides the state and County with much-needed revenues.