SEIU Local 2015 – California’s Largest Labor Union – To Host Outdoor Candidate Town Hall Event Ahead of Official Union Vote and Endorsement in Local Races
SEIU 2015, the nation’s largest long-term care union representing more than 400,000 nursing home and home care workers, will host a two-day event in which local candidates, including Los Angeles mayoral candidates, will present their platforms ahead of union endorsement vote
Tuesday, February 8
8:45 AM (press call time)
9:00 AM: Mayor of Los Angeles
10 AM: Board of Supervisor District 3
11 AM: Los Angeles County Sheriff
1 PM: Mayor of Long Beach
2 PM: Los Angeles City Council District 1
Wednesday, February 9
8:45 AM (press call time)
9:00 AM: Los Angeles City Council District 13
10:00 AM: Los Angeles City Council District 3
10:45 AM: Los Angeles City Council District 5
1:00 PM: Los Angeles City Council District 15
1:45 PM: Los Angeles City Attorney
2:30 PM: Los Angeles City Controller
SEIU 2015 Los Angeles Union Hall, Outdoor Parking Lot
2910 Beverly BLVD, Los Angeles CA 90057
The candidates, including Los Angeles mayoral candidates, will attend in person, with SEIU 2015 member leaders and officers as moderators. SEIU 2015 members will attend as a Zoom audience and participate in the endorsement votes based on their voting districts.
SEIU Local 2015 will lead a two-day candidate town hall event to complete their endorsement process and provide members with insight to the candidates’ platforms and support of key issues. Candidate statements will be made at the February 8th and 9th town halls, culminating in a vote from the SEIU 2015 members attending over Zoom. The final announcement of the endorsements will be made at the SEIU 2015 Meet Our Candidates event on February 11th via Facebook Live.
SEIU 2015 members—mostly women, mostly women of color—were and continue to be heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic. They have organized tirelessly for safe care, fair working conditions, and adequate pay, including a $20 an hour wage floor, amidst the stress and trauma of COVID-19. Despite their “hero” status, care workers do not receive the pay or benefits that adequately reflect the essential and valuable nature of the job, leading to a staffing shortage with people quitting at alarming rates. Union members look forward to hearing candidates’ stances on issues related to worker and consumer safety, worker rights, and fair wages—urgent changes necessary to attract workers and fix what’s broken in the industry.
Media interview opportunities are available on site with SEIU Local 2015 representatives, including SEIU 2015 President April Verrett.