News From: SEIU

by Brian Young | on Jan 16, 2017

Mend it, don't end it

Across the country, Americans are fearful that about the Republicans’ repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.  After a week of Republicans setting the stage to...

by Press and Media | on Dec 21, 2016

2016: The Year of the Increased Wage

A roundup from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) shows that 21 states, cities and counties approved minimum wage increases in 2016. That includes seven states - Arizona, California, Colorado...

by Brian Young | on Dec 16, 2016

Another Fight for $15 Victory

Airport workers at New York City’s three largest airports, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark have won recognition for their union as well as a raise to $15 an hour.The 8,000 subcontracted workers mark...

Dozens Arrested in US Minimum Wage Protests
by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 29, 2016

The Fight for $15 Strikes Again

Through the rain in New York, thousands of fast food, airport workers, Uber drivers, messengers and more, held a one day strike to call for higher wages and the right to organize a union. The...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 16, 2016

1,000 new SEIU Members

After years of hard work and organizing, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has announced that employees of AirServ have gained union recognition.AirServ, which is a Delta Subcontractor...

by Brian Young | on Aug 12, 2016

Not so rich in Richmond

Just a few years ago, the Fight for $15 was seen as a pipe dream.  People laughed at the idea that burger flippers and retail workers should be paid a living wage.  Over time, feelings have...

by Brian Young | on Jul 26, 2016

Setting the union tone

Last night in the city of brotherly love, the Democratic National Convention kicked off.  Many elected officials and party activists spoke about why they are voting for Hillary and why Donald...

by Brian Young | on Jun 14, 2016

Staying strong and vigilant

Every June the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community celebrates Pride month.  A month where, across the nation, parades are held, discussions are had and those in the LGBT...

by Press and Media | on Jun 10, 2016

Where the wages are being raised

Once again some great coverage from the gang over at Politico, they titled this "Wage Watch" - Kris LaGrangeMIAMI BEACH RAISES MINIMUM WAGE. Miami Beach became the first city in Florida to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 06, 2016

Replacing the replacements

When workers go out on strike, companies hire replacement workers, also know as scabs, to work during the labor dispute.  In most cases these scabs are temporary workers who leave once the...

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