On September 8, 2012, over 200 SEIU Local 721 Stewards came together to celebrate their hard work and dedication to our union. Stewards celebrated with dinner, dancing and an awards ceremony for Stewards with outstanding service, dedication and passion for protecting workers on the job.
Join the SEIU Local 721 Latino Caucus for a Latino Heritage Celebration!
Latino Heritage Celebration
September 15, 2012
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
SEIU Local 721 Auditorium
1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90017
At the JIMEE meeting, we presented nine cost savings initiatives under consideration for further action. There was no consensus on which ones were the JIMEE Committee's top priority. However, it appeared that modifying CAP rates, backfilling critical positions and using a peer review team during design are near the top of the list.
During our last committee meeting we were able to agree on two cost saving initiatives:
• using an experienced peer review team to examine design documents (plans and specification) in early stages of project development to avoid costly design field changes
• developing a city-wide project delivery manual
Join SEIU Local 721, El Centro Del Pueblo, Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, and Los Angeles Councilmember Eric Garcetti for a town hall meeting to discuss recent hate crimes in Echo Park and call for acceptance, tolerance and education in the community.
Tuesday, June 26
El Centro Del Pueblo
1157 Lemoyne Street, 90026
RSVP by calling 213-200-6161 or emailing email@example.com
On June 13, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to amend the Foreclosure Registry Ordinance. This amendment will help the city enforce the ordinance that could bring in millions of dollars in revenue for the city by fining banks for the devastation they cause our neighborhoods.
After months of SEIU 721 members hosting and attending dozens of COPE Endorsement Town Halls all over Southern California, and volunteering their time at phone banks, precinct walking and other activities, the California Primary was held Tuesday, June 5.
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.
The April meeting proved to be a productive one with many cost saving opportunities presented and explored by members. In fact one of the proposals submitted to the blog could yield cost savings and provide critical training for members in MOU 8 and 17.
The Los Angeles Sanitation Department will be hosting a series of summertime open houses. Bring the kids and let them climb on a trash truck and meet the men and women who collect refuse in the City of Los Angeles. Dates are below. For more information, call (800) 773-2489.
The Coalition of LA City Unions has provided Mayor Villaraigosa with alternatives to the drastic layoffs that will lead to reduction of vital services and hardship for the working families of the City of Los Angeles.
SEIU 721 and the Coalition of LA City Unions that represent Los Angeles City workers have spent the last three years in partnership with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to help during these tough economic times. Contracts were negotiated in good faith, but now the Mayor has turned his back on those promises and has threatened layoffs, pay and benefit reductions, and privatization of city services. We have presented alternatives to save our city, the Mayor just isn't paying attention.