Long Beach City Council 2nd District candidate Cindy Allen has secured the endorsement of SEIU Local 721. The endorsement further demonstrates Allen’s long-time community leadership and strong support from the hardworking men and women of Long Beach. SEIU Local 721 is the largest public sector union in Southern California, representing over 95,000 people working in hospitals, foster care, mental health, courts, law enforcement, libraries, street services, beach maintenance, sanitation, water treatment, parks services and watershed management.
SEIU Local 721 President Bob Schoonover announced the endorsement,
“SEIU 721 is proud to endorse Cindy Allen for Long Beach City Council 2nd District. Cindy is committed to standing up for working families by supporting a living wage, union rights, and health care for all. Cindy will be a strong advocate on City Council and we encourage our members to vote for her on November 3rd.”
In response, Allen said,
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of SEIU Local 721. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of workers’ rights, and we must fight to ensure our workers are paid a living wage, have good healthcare, and are able to provide for their families. I look forward to continuing to work with SEIU to stand up for working families in Long Beach. If I am elected to the City Council, I will always support the hardworking men and women of Long Beach.”
SEIU Local 721 joins a number of prominent labor unions, including the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Association of Machinists, and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, in endorsing Cindy Allen for City Council.