PRESS RELEASE FOR THURS., Feb. 17, 2022 – SEIU Local 721, Southern California’s Largest Public Sector Union, Announces 2022 Endorsements for LA Mayor, City Council and Citywide Offices, County Board of Supervisors, County Assessor, and County Sheriff

LOS ANGELES – After weeks of member candidate townhall meetings, the SEIU Local 721 Executive Board has confirmed the following endorsements for the June 2022 primary election:  Mayor of LA: Karen Bass LA County Board of Supervisors District 1: Hilda Solis LA County Board of Supervisors District 3: Henry Stern … Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURS., FEB. 3, 2022 — Lyft Drivers to Call for Immediate Halt to Company’s Dangerous “Shared Rides” Program While Omicron Continues to Surge; Drivers to Demand the Company Prioritize Workers’ Health and Safety During Pandemic

At a Rally Thursday, Drivers Will Sound the Alarm on Lyft’s Recent Move Allowing LA-Area Customers to Share Rides with Other Passengers. Workers Will Demand an End to Pandemic Policies that Put Profit Over Lives. Los Angeles – Drivers with the Mobile Workers Alliance will rally Thursday at Lyft’s driver … Read More

Press Release for Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022 – SEIU Local 721 President Calls on Gov. Newsom to Protect Healthcare Workers After the Release of Dangerous COVID-19 Guidance Allowing Hospitals, Other Health Facilities to Force Infected Staff Back to Work

The union demands isolation and testing for infected healthcare workers, common-sense measures to help with the current staffing crisis, investments in recruitment and retention of health staff, and COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for all workers.

Media Advisory for Tues., Jan. 11, 2022 – LA County’s Nurses to Confront Board of Supervisors for Forcing COVID-Positive Healthcare Workers Back to Work in County Hospitals Without Isolation

Nurses who have put their lives on the line to keep Los Angeles County functional throughout the COVID-19 pandemic will hold a press conference Tuesday at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration to sound the alarm on LA County’s decision to force Covid-positive healthcare workers back to work without testing or isolation periods.

Media Advisory for Tues., Dec. 21, 2021 — LA County Essential Workers to Join Santa Claus and His Reindeer for Christmas Tree Delivery to Board of Supervisors with Special Message in Holiday Lights: ‘Frontline Workers Demand Respect, Care, and Compassion’

While LA County’s 11 Million Residents Brace for a Winter COVID Surge, Essential Frontline Workers Are Once Again Being Asked to Do More With Less – As Staff Shortage is Reported at County Hospitals and Elsewhere, Board of Supervisors Will Be Asked to Better Respect the Remaining Workforce and the … Read More

Media Advisory for Wed., Dec. 15, 2021 — App-Based Workers to Host Self-Defense Training, Mutual-Aid RV Outside Uber Hub in Central LA Amid Calls for Better Safety Measures, Other Supports From Gig Companies

After Recent Reported Spike in Crime Against Gig Workers, LA-Area Drivers to Speak Out Against Companies Like Uber and Lyft for Offering Little Support to Those Who Face Threats, Harassment, and Assault on the Job; Drivers to Call for Companies, Local Governments, and Other Entities to Offer “Support Hubs” LOS … Read More

Media Advisory for Wed., Sept. 29, 2021 — 100s of Essential Union Workers to Descend on LA County DPSS HQ to Demand a More Human Approach to Client Service

Chanting slogans such as “More Care, Less Stress in DPSS” and “Don’t Crush our Human Touch,” the workers who reliably ensure that tens of thousands of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable people remain connected to critical social services such as food, emergency housing, healthcare and counseling – including during the pandemic, when such services are so direly needed – will demand a halt to recent policies that dehumanize client care.