#FightFor15 National Day of Action

Thousands of LA workers and their families marched through Downtown L.A. as part of a national day of action to raise the minimum wage to $15. For a stretch of several city blocks, SEIU 721 members flanked by Fast Food Workers, and their fellow brothers and sisters from other SEIU … Read More

We Are Bargaining to Lift Up All of L.A. County

Thousands of you joined our kick off with members outside of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, inspiring a call to raise ALL of L.A. County! Our bargaining is now well underway and we’re ensuring that we negotiate for wins that both our members and the communities they serve can … Read More

SEIU 721 Members Fight for $15

Since the Fight for $15 movement catapulted onto the national scene 2 ½ years ago on the East Coast, SEIU 721 has been the Fight for $15 driving force on the West Coast to bring about a minimum wage change in its largest city. Local 721 made the conscious decision … Read More

Delivering the Women’s Voice to City Hall for $15 Minimum Wage

over one hundred women, men and children packed LA City Hall chambers in support of the brave fasters delivering the “Women’s voice for $15.” Their procession into city hall included an offering of their signature orange shawls to City Council members as a tangible reminder that mothers in Los Angeles … Read More

Women Fasting for $15 Supporters Get Word out in Pacoima

While the L.A. Women Fasting for $15 have been camping out at L.A. City Hall for over a week… Their supporters canvassed the neighborhoods of Pacoima to put the pressure on Councilmember Felipe Fuentes to get behind $15! #women15

LA City Workers Ready to Strike

LA City Workers have been left with little choice because they not have a firm commitment from City Hall on their proposals that would generate revenue to fix city streets, trim neighborhoods trees, clean the local beaches, help children get to schools safely, and ensure their own kids have a … Read More

SEIU LOCAL 721 CITY WORKERS VOTE TO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE TO FIX LA

Ten days after initiating a strike authorization vote, City of LA workers united in SEIU 721 concluded the vote on Friday, April 10th. Member leaders conducted the final ballot count at their local union hall, with dozens of designated volunteers on hand to tally and check ballot boxes from worksites … Read More

LA County Social Workers Believe Compassion Has No Border

LA County Social Workers visited with the fasters with other social workers.They asked these extraordinarily wise young fasters what they thought the social workers could do to help. They asked social workers, as front-line workers trained to triage and treating children in trauma, to insist to federal and local authorities … Read More

Fix LA July 1, 2014 March on City Hall

Fix LA is a growing coalition of community groups, faith-based organizations and working people who are demanding that City leaders hold Wall Street accountable and restore vital City programs and services. On July 1, 2014, more than 1,000 coalition members marched from Bunker Hill to City Hall to deliver our … Read More

LA County Social Worker Campaign for Child Safety

During the LA County Contract Campaign SEIU 721 embarked on a campaign for child safety. Social worker-to-child ratios were too high and children and families were suffering. After numerous attempts to convince the County to create an actionable plan to hire more social workers, the members of the Department of … Read More

The Other Side of Decertification

We’re a small group of social workers and other mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. We voted out SEIU for a small, untested union called NUHW. Nearly three years later, we still don’t have a contract and face major cuts to our healthcare, job security and retirement. … Read More

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Working Families for Mike – Mike Soubirous for Riverside County Supervisor

Judy Chu Asian Heritage Month Remarks

The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus celebrated Asian Heritage Month on May 19, 2012, at the LA County Federation of Labor board room which was colorfully decorated with flags of different Asian countries.

Social Workers Rally for Child Safety – More Social Work, Less Paperwork

Educators, child advocates and children’s social workers rallied to call attention to high caseloads and unmanageable volumes of paperwork — caused in large part by an explosion of new departmental policies and bureaucratic procedures. The 6000 pages of directives and policies are hindering their ability to protect children placed in … Read More