All SEIU 721 bargaining units (A, G, S & Q) in the City of Ventura voted overwhelmingly to approve the tentative agreement. Voting and information sessions took place at various worksites on April 20 and April 28.
Last year L.A. County's Eligibility Workers (EW) decided they had enough with the outrageous number of cases per EW and they mobilized to bring lasting changes and won an additional 200 plus EWs. Now comes the news of EW's setting themselves for an even bigger victory-- LA County CEO Employee Relations Department has agreed to coordinate a meeting between SEIU 721 members and DPSS officials in the next 45 days to settle the caseload crisis once and for all.
American Red Cross workers of Local 721 came together with union colleagues from across the country to reach the first ever national union contract. THIS WIN STANDS AS A SHINING EXAMPLE OFTHE POWER OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING THAT HAPPENS ONLY WHEN WE HAVE A UNION.
On March 1, SEIU Local 721 San Bernardino members went to the Board of Supervisors meeting to shed light on the negative impact of the cuts to their departments, jobs, and their lives. We have their attention, and that was just a sample!
SEIU Local 721 members in the Tri-Counties region came out in full force to represent at the UFCW 770 Healthy 5k race in Ventura. Over two dozen SEIU 721 members, family and community came out from Santa Maria to Simi Valley to stand up for healthy families.
While we have made small gains following the Great Recession, many of us in the Inland area are still struggling to make ends meet and continue to live pay check to pay check. As both the City of Riverside General and Refuse Units face contract negotiations this summer, members' answers to this survey will help set the priorities for the 2016 SEIU 721 Bargaining Team.
Ballots are counted, and the new SEIU 721 City of Riverside General, and Refuse Unit bargaining team was announced at the first general membership meeting of the year, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The transition of chapter leadership also took place. Enrique Barboza was installed as the new chapter chair, and members feted outgoing chapter president Frank Corral.
As we enter the new year, the SEIU 721 City of Riverside chapter General and Refuse units are ready to enter in negotiations for a new contract. Nominations are in, and ballots have been mailed to members' homes.
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(1) Are represented by SEIU 721
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For past month, SEIU 721 Inland members gathered unwrapped toys and non-perishable food for this year's Holiday Toy and Food Drive. On Saturday, Dec. 12, they came together at Bryant Park in Riverside, to celebrate and donate the goods to Olive Crest, a non-profit foster service organization. Members and leaders from RPOA and IBEW Local 47 also participated, making it one of the most successful Toy Drive to date.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the senseless violence in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Together, we mourn for those fallen and hope for a speedy recovery for those injured and traumatized by this tragedy.
Riverside County Superior Court members will see raises of 7% over the next two years. Members will be voting on the agreement by mail. You should be receiving the ballot shortly and they must be returned to the SEIU 721 Riverside office on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
San Bernardino County SEIU Local 721 members questioned the accountability of top county administrators after County Supervisors emerged from closed session on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
Every day our members come to work to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. They expect leaders that are willing to stand up and be accountability. They want leadership that they can trust.
The pension board that oversees the pensions for County of Ventura workers was moving to exclude Market Based Premium Pay from being pensionable. This move from the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) Board would have hurt workers' secure retirement. VCERA's third-party counsel felt sure that it was interpreting the law correctly.
SEIU 721 members in the City of Santa Paula voted by a large margin to approve the tentative agreement.
This was the second vote on a tentative agreement, members rejected the first one. After members spoke up before the last city council meeting closed session, the council assured them that they would set up a process to become more informed on future bargaining negotiations.
LA County bargaining teams engaged in intense negotiations on Wednesday and Thursday of last week with Los Angeles County; although we made great strides in the right direction we still have a last push this week.
WE DID IT! -
We're FIXing LA
LA City workers vote to ratify a winning contract! With a 94% YES vote SEIU 721 members overwhelmingly voted for a contract that protects good middle-class jobs and restores vital community services.
In support of our fellow nurse, Miss Colorado, we nurses wear more than a stethoscope. We wear the concerns, welfare and well-being of our patients, community and profession. As LA county nurses, we are patients' advocates; we take care of our vulnerable populations, uninsured and underinsured, underserved and private sector patients.
In our "VIEW" we provide vital services to our clients and to the community and are certainly not "just a nurse."