Local 1991 Shares Best Practices at SEIU’s International Executive Board Reception

SEIU’s International Executive Board met in Miami to review strategic plans to build a wider movement and stronger union in the 21st century.  The week-long conference included a host of committee meetings that examined a wide range of issues including racial, immigrant and environmental justice.  Local unions, including SEIU Local 1991, also had the chanceContinue reading “Local 1991 Shares Best Practices at SEIU’s International Executive Board Reception”

Local 1991 Recognized at SEIU Convention

The recent SEIU convention in Detroit marked a milestone in the continued success of Local 1991, thanks in great measure to the hard work of our active members. Local 1991 was well represented by board members Martha Baker, RN, Barbara Scollon, RN, Vicki Gonzalez, RN, Maggie Pena, BSW, Denise Glass, RN, Yolanda Tecson, RN, Carla Quigley,Continue reading “Local 1991 Recognized at SEIU Convention”

Wins for Workers’ Rights But Tough Fights Ahead

It was a very good week for working people. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court sided against the wealthy special interests behind the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association case, which threatened to effectively restrict the rights of teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and other people who serve the public to band together in a union. Why should youContinue reading “Wins for Workers’ Rights But Tough Fights Ahead”

SEIU Leads on Social and Economic Justice

SEIU is about more than individual fights for fair wages and working conditions. We are an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. Find out more.

President Proposes Investments in America’s Working Families

WASHINGTON—Following the Jan. 20 State of the Union address by President Obama, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement: “Tonight we heard from a president who won’t back down when it comes to standing up for America’s working women and men. President Obama made a powerful case for an America that provides theContinue reading “President Proposes Investments in America’s Working Families”

Immigration Reform Update

It’s been five months since the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, S. 744. Each day that the House of Representatives refuses to take up reform costs the country an estimated $37 million. House Speaker John Boehner has said that House Republicans won’t agree to go to a conference committee with the Senate bill so that the two houses can workContinue reading “Immigration Reform Update”