The NAACP Riverside Branch 1059 honored SEIU 721 Vice President Linda Dent, with its Foot Solider award at the civil rights organization's Second Annual Labor Awards Dinner and Dance. The event took place on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Radisson Hotel in Ontario.
As the sun peaked out under retreating storm clouds, the SEIU 721 City of Riverside chapter teamed up with Riverside County members, IBEW Local 47 and the Riverside Police Officers Association for a joint union canned food and toy drive that concluded with a fun Holiday Barbecue on Saturday, Dec. 13.
The cool air of fall has finally come to Inland Southern California and as we give thanks and head into the Holiday season there are several SEIU 721 sponsored family friendly events to attend: Festival of Trees, Canned Food and Toy Drive, and Wreaths Across America Day.
Striking Port of LA truck drivers are back at the bargaining table thanks to support from SEIU Local 721 City of Los Angeles workers and members of the Fix LA coalition. It was solidarity between labor, the community and faith organizations that helped pressure port management into resuming talks.
SEIU Local 721 Latino Caucus leaders from Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties met in Ventura on Nov. 15, 2014 to celebrate recent victories and review upcoming plans to help fight for changes in our communities.
I'm an immigrant from El Salvador whose family came to the United States for a brighter future. My father's most valued liberty was the right to vote. He instilled in all of us the importance and responsibility of voting.
Under sunny blue skies and puffy white clouds, SEIU 721 Inland Region members and their families celebrated the many contributions they and their co-workers have made in the desert, with a day of family fun, food and games at Victoria Park in Palm Springs on Saturday, Oct. 25.
SEIU 721 members in Ventura County initiated a meeting with the Ventura County Health Care Agency to review the County's plan to keep workers and the community safe in light of the recent news that a second U.S. healthcare worker has contracted Ebola.
Having gone through a dry spring and hot summer, California is in the throngs of one of the worst droughts in recent history. Residents in Inland Southern California know all too well that, while water makes the desert green, it can also tax resources both financially and environmentally. SEIU 721 City of Riverside members at the Riverside Public Utilities' Customer Service and 311 Call Centers know they have to be extra cool and professional when the mercury soars.
After several years of stop and start negotiations with Riverside County, Per Diem workers at Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC) and Inpatient Treatment Facilities (ITF) finally won the right to organize, and on Tuesday, Sept. 23, after all the votes were counted, workers overwhelmingly voted to join SEIU Local 721.
The SEIU 721 Riverside County Medical Retiree Benefits bargaining team met with County representatives on Tuesday, Aug. 26, for their first bargaining session. The team presented a proposal on improving the $25 a month retiree health benefit. Calling it a "win-win situation," members encouraged management to consider the proposal on increasing and restructuring the parameters of the current benefit.
A Ventura County Superior Court judge, Kent Kellegrew, issued a final ruling to take the pension-killing measure off the November ballot. The judge ruled that if the measure was against state law and if it was allowed to stay on the ballot it would result in a waste of taxpayer money because it could not be legally enacted.