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”
Category Archives: SEIU Int’l News
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”
Fight for $15 on April 14
On Thursday, April 14, SEIU members and allies will support thousands of actions in cities across the country to raise awareness of the minimum wage issue. There are several actions planned throughout the day in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Find one you can support!
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”
California Becomes First State to Agree to $15 Minimum Wage
Three-and-a-half years after 200 fast-food workers walked off their jobs in New York City, sparking a national movement for $15/hr and union rights, the Fight for $15 won its biggest victory yet when Gov. Jerry Brown reached a deal with state legislators Monday to make California the first state to pass a $15/hr minimum wage.
SEIU 2015 in Review
SEIU represents roughly two million workers across America. 2015 was a remarkable year when our movement made great progress on our journey to a just society, where all work is valued, and all people respected.
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”
The Real Faces of Immigration Reform
Last Tuesday, a smart, bipartisan bill for comprehensive immigration reform moved ahead toward a full vote in the Senate — and that vote could happen in just a matter of weeks. Unlike six years ago, anti-immigrant conservatives have so far been unable to derail reform. If there was ever a time to get off theContinue reading “The Real Faces of Immigration Reform”