News From: SEIU

by Brian Young | on Jan 24, 2018

Union Victories: LA Times, Slate, SEIU, and Lambda Legal

Building off of the news that union membership held steady in 2017, the new year has already kicked off with some big union victories at well-known workplaces across the country. Union votes were...

by Brian Young | on Dec 08, 2017

3,000 City Workers on Strike in Oakland

For the fourth day, Oakland California is shut down as 3,000 city workers continue their strike in an effort to get a fairer contract.

by Brian Young | on Sep 20, 2017

SEIU Leader Runs for Iowa Governor

Over the last year, Republicans in Iowa have done everything possible to weaken unions. In Congress, their Congressman Steve King has proposed a National Right to Work law and supports a repeal of...

by Workers Indepen... | on Apr 13, 2017

Union Yes by a margin of 6-1

American University grad student workers will soon see their overwhelming vote to join SEIU Local 500 certified by the National Labor Relations Board. That union local also represents adjunct...

by Brian Young | on Mar 21, 2017

350k walk out on May 1

May 1, aka May Day, is historically a day of labor action throughout the world. Also known as International Workers Day, many countries celebrate their Labor Day on May 1. In the United States we don...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 13, 2017

Judge Gorsuch will take unions out

The balance of power on the Supreme Court will be decided in the coming weeks when nomination hearings for Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch occur. Conservative Gorsuch, will be the deciding vote on...

by Guest Post | on Mar 10, 2017

Monday Movement to Oppose Gorsuch

An interesting email from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)...   In my work as a security officer, I protect what’s important to me and my community on a daily basis....

by Brian Young | on Feb 23, 2017

Organizing Victories across the country

Lately a lot of news coming out of UCOMM Blog has been negative.  We have been covering a National Right to Work push, a case challenging fair share fees for public employees, and the chaos...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2017

General Strike February 17th

The strike is a unions last, final and oftentimes best tool for pressuring management to work with the union on their demands.  It is also the most dangerous and risky action the union can take...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 20, 2017

Your Fight is Our Fight!

Today is the eve of the Presidential Inauguration. Some people are happy, I personally don't know any but the internet says they exist so it must be true.  Here's what's happening in...