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
Throughout L.A. County, Eligibility Workers and Clerical Staff are drowning in a sea of cases with urgent demands from more and more families in desperate need and a system that has yet to catch up. Over the last 2 years, eligibility workers have seen their cases reach record level numbers. … Read More
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
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
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
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
80-year-old Alvivon “Bon Bon” Hurd, an advocate with Alliance of California for Community Empowerment, is the latest to join fast-food strikers, mothers, attorneys, labor leaders, advocates, clergy and their supporters in their fast for $15.
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
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 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 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
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
Steering LADOT to a better future.
LA County Social Worker and SEIU 721 Treasurer David Green speaks at a rally to expose real estate giant Brookfield for its scheme that would cheat the public out of $10 million in property tax revenue. Brookfield is spending $2.1 billion on four downtown LA towers, but appears to be … Read More
On Sept. 2, SEIU 721 members marched in the 34th annual Labor Solidarity Parade at the Port of LA. President Bob Schoonover spoke to the crowd at the Banning Park rally.
SEIU 721 Members share their stories on why the immigration reform is a human rights issue for union members.
TV advertisement supporting the candidacy of Wendy Greuel for Mayor of Los Angeles. Vote for Wendy on May 21! Sponsored by SEIU Local 721.
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
Working Families for Mike – Mike Soubirous for Riverside County Supervisor
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.
May 9 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