Los Angeles: National Day of Action

Workers from all over Southern California gathered in Los Angeles to let it be known from the West Coast to Washington, D.C.: We are united, we are union strong and no court case can stop us. #WeRise #1u #UnionStrong

The Work We Do: Alina Mendizabal

Day in, day out, Alina Mendizabal’s boss was making her life a living hell. There was scapegoating and public scolding, unwarranted write-ups and constant scrutiny. Sometimes the bully boss would go out of the way to “randomly” pop into Alina’s office just to intimidate her. “I called her the devil’s … Read More

Grand Prize Delivery

We hand delivered our Grand Prize winner her $500 Visa Gift card so she would have some extra spending money in time for the holidays!

SEIU 721 Brighten Your Holidays Drawing

Everyone who signed on to our website and updated their information was entered in our Holiday drawing! 7 lucky winners won a $100 Visa Gift Card and 1 lucky grand prize winner took home a $500 Visa Gift card!

Supervisor Washington’s Holiday Escape

The dedicated employees of Riverside County visited the Board of Supervisors’ holiday party with gifts and reminders of what’s at stake with our current “last, best and final” offer. Some supervisors chose to listen to what we had to say, others… not so much.

Riverside County Bargaining Town Hall

The complete recording of SEIU 721’s first-ever live contract bargaining town hall, with updates from president Bob Schoonover, chief of staff Gilda Valdez and interim director Eloy Alvarez.

Calling On Riverside County: Fire Zappia Law Firm!

The working families of Riverside County are fed up with the conduct of the County’s outside attorney, Zappia Law Firm. Today, we officially filed a motion for sanctions in Riverside Superior Court charging the County and Zappia Law Firm with misleading the court by omitting key information during the injunction … Read More

SEIU Puerto Rico Solidarity Die In

Members of several Southern California SEIU locals came together on 10/04 in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico. We held a 14 minute funeral procession and die in to call attention to the fact that millions of Puerto Rican people have endured 14 days without basic necessities in the … Read More

Puerto Rico Solidarity Die In

Members of several Southern California SEIU locals came together on 10/04 in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico. We held a 14 minute funeral procession and die in to call attention to the fact that millions of Puerto Rican people have endured 14 days without basic necessities in the … Read More

Jail Time for Self Defense, WTF ?

Fearing for your life in the workplace cannot be the new normal! Shame on the County of Riverside for inexplicably yanking a safety proposal that would benefit all frontline County workers, and threatening workers with discipline up to criminal prosecution for self-defense.

The LA County Health Agency Introduces Just Culture

The Los Angeles County Health Agency launches a huge Just Culture initiative across the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Services transforming the way the Health Agency looks at employees, systems and care improvement.

Day Two of Unfair Labor Practice Strike Workers March on BOS

“Today is not going to be the end, unless things change!” – SEIU 721 President Bob Schoonover. Day 2 Strikers marched from the Riverside Convention Center to fill the County Administration Center on Day 2 of the strike. #RaiseUpRivCo #1Union #RivCoCares

Riverside County Workers Have a Message for the Board of Supervisors!

Riverside County workers are ON STRIKE FOR SAFETY! There have been ZERO safety improvements. After spending over $140 million on consultants, Riverside County management refuses to open up its books and address address health and safety concerns with transparency. Instead Riverside County management have committed 19 Unfair Labor Practices violations … Read More

Enough is enough, and we’re not backing down

To date, we have filed 19 Unfair Labor Practice charges against Riverside County for bad-faith bargaining, refusal to provide information about how they’re spending millions in taxpayer funds, and for trying to intimidate County workers who have spoken out for stronger safety protections. Our ULP strike begins September 6th at … Read More

Unfair Practice Charge Pickets Break Out in Riverside County

The picketing over the County of Riverside’s unfair practices enters its second week with hundreds of employees publicly condemning the County’s deplorable behavior that just keeps getting worse. Since labor talks began with Riverside County 14 months ago, SEIU Local 721-represented frontline workers have filed more than a dozen Unfair … Read More

SEIU 721 Juneteenth 2017, From Broken Chains to a New Reign

“It’s time to revitalize and it’s time to re-liberate. It’s time to vote, it’s time to register,” said Reverend William Smart during the Prayer section of the SEIU 721 Juneteenth program at the California African American Museum. On June 17th, 2017, SEIU 721 members, elected officials, and community members were … Read More

LA County Sanitation Workers Keep LA Clean

A new, 5-year contract is now in effect for LA County Sanitation Districts, BU 500, Blue Collar! Check out this video of our members, whose hard work keeps LA County clean. #TogetherWeWin #UnionStrong #IAmTheUnion