Media Advisory for Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Car Caravan for Immigrants’ Rights on President Biden’s 50th Day in Office

On President Joe Biden’s 50th day in office, a coalition of essential workers, immigrant rights advocates, and community leaders are leading a car caravan from McArthur Park to Downtown Los Angeles’ Metropolitan Detention Center to demand the reunification of migrant children with their parents, an end to the separation of families by Federal authorities, and to create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Media Advisory for Thurs., Feb. 25 – 1000 Strong Coalition Will Address Decision by LA Board of Public Works Around Workforce Equity Pilot Program

On Friday, February 26, 2021, the 1000 Strong Coalition (Los Angeles Black Worker Center, SEIU Local 721, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, UCLA Labor Center, and AFSCME District Council 36) will hold a press conference at the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to respond to the decision by the Los Angeles Board of Public Works on a motion to move forward with a “Workforce Equity Demonstration” pilot program, to be introduced during their bi-weekly meeting.

Media Advisory for Tues., Feb. 23, 2021 — Children of Essential Workers Urge Biden-Harris Administration to Free the Children, Free the Women, Free Them ALL

TODAY, February 23,  the children of health care and frontline essential workers and members of the Service Employees International Union, will come together to urge the Biden-Harris administration to reunite families and free the children and women who are currently in immigration detention.  On the call, children and youth will share their stories and talk about why they believe that all families should be welcome, safe, and free in America.

Media Advisory for Wed., Feb. 17, 2021 — Uber, Lyft, Postmates drivers to hold mobile car wash at DTLA Lyft hub to protest lack of COVID-19 safety compliance

Los Angeles rideshare and delivery drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates are rallying at the DTLA Lyft hub to protest the inadequate response from their employers to the COVID-19 pandemic and gig companies’ refusals to abide by local safety ordinances. The protest will include a socially-distanced mobile car wash and rally, where drivers will distribute masks and cleaning supplies and sanitize their vehicles with the help of union car wash workers.

Press Release for Tues., Oct. 13, 2020 — Bob Schoonover and Mobile Workers Alliance Statement on ‘No on Prop 22’ Position by LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis

SEIU Local 721 is thrilled to have a respected national labor champion like Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis join us to defeat Proposition 22. Supervisor Solis understands that Prop 22 is bad policy because it would give a special pass to rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash and let them buy their way out of following California’s labor laws. Supervisor Solis realizes that Prop 22 would set a terrible precedent that other big companies no doubt would follow.