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10 Apr, 2017, 17:46 ET American University Graduate Student Workers Win Historic Union Election

Hundreds of research assistants and teaching assistants at American University voted overwhelmingly to join Service Employees International Union...


04 Apr, 2017, 10:58 ET Fordham University Administration Resorts to Stall Tactics and Legal Maneuvers to Block Faculty Union Effort

Fordham University contingent faculty, who have organized with the Service Employees International Union for more than a year to create a better...


03 Apr, 2017, 16:43 ET SEIU applauds Senator Bernie Sanders Introduction of the College for All Act, which will restore public higher education as a public good

The members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), including more than 120,000 tenured, tenure-track and non-tenured faculty, adjunct...


21 Mar, 2017, 14:01 ET Fordham Faculty Announce Union Election Filing

Non-tenure track faculty who have been advocating for more investment in students and instruction at Fordham University filed with the National...


01 Mar, 2017, 11:56 ET #CAMPUSRESISTANCE: Thousands rally, march, teach in, speak out nationwide in day of action opposing Trump's corporate agenda, advancing vision of higher education for public good

Across the country today (Wednesday, March 1), thousands of adjunct professors, students, other working people and allies are gathering on college...


22 Nov, 2016, 16:08 ET SEIU: New National Survey -- 42 Percent of Airport Workers Live Below the Poverty Line

There's an undeniable poverty crisis at our airports: 42 percent of airport workers live below the poverty line, a new survey of workers at the...


14 Nov, 2016, 14:32 ET After Many Years of Organizing, MSP Airport Workers Win Recognition of Union

St. Paul Airport (MSP) – After years of organizing, including many landmark victories along the way, hundreds of workers employed by Delta...


21 Oct, 2016, 12:00 ET Sea-Tac Airport Workers Win Recognition of their Union

The first airport workers in the country to win a $15 minimum wage are now the latest to declare victory in the fight for union rights. Hundreds of...


28 Sep, 2016, 14:35 ET Sea-Tac Airport Workers Vote to Strike Delta Contractor Air Serv

 Hundreds of cart drivers, wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, unaccompanied minor escorts and lavatory and water service...


23 Aug, 2016, 15:07 ET Graduate Student Employees Launch a Nationwide Drive to Organize Unions with SEIU

Following a decision from the NLRB to restore their rights, graduate student employees at private universities across the country are launching a...


08 Jun, 2016, 10:30 ET SEIU, Airport Workers Raise Concerns at United Airlines Annual General Meeting about Effects of Low-Road Subcontractors on Passenger Safety

Baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and skycaps employed by United Airlines' subcontractors Prospect Airport Services and PrimeFlight Aviation...


17 Feb, 2016, 11:53 ET Latest victory in National Fight for $15: Union security officers in Minnesota win $15 an hour, up to 50% raise

 In the latest victory for working people in the national Fight for $15, security officers have won a tentative agreement that will raise wages...


18 Jan, 2016, 18:23 ET SEIU: Dozens arrested at airport workers' MLK Day national civil disobedience

 Dozens of contracted airport workers and allies were arrested today at demonstrations in cities including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia,...


29 Sep, 2015, 15:34 ET Chicago Faculty from 19 Schools Join National SEIU/Faculty Forward Movement at Symposium

Thousands of faculty at dozens of colleges and universities have voted to join SEIU/Faculty Forward in the last two years. On Sunday, faculty from...


11 Dec, 2013, 12:10 ET Statement of Valarie Long, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union, on Westfield Malls Use of Responsible Contractors in Los Angeles

The following statement was issued by Valarie Long, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union: "The Service Employees...


07 Nov, 2013, 12:31 ET What Kind of Jobs Are Today's Veterans Coming Home To?

New Report Hails Security Industry's "Underpaid Heroes," Highlights Gains Vets are Making through Unions As America thanks those who have worn...


26 Jun, 2013, 17:01 ET To Demand Gap & Walmart Join Fire And Safety Agreement Signed By 50 Apparel Companies, Labor Rights Groups Protest At Retailers In Over 30 Cities Saturday

 United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), labor unions and community groups will hold protests at Gap and Walmart stores across the United...


05 Jun, 2013, 14:15 ET Community Groups Plan Protest at Google Shareholders Meeting June 6th

Tomorrow, dozens of activists from a coalition of community groups including Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West...


31 May, 2013, 10:00 ET Clergy Bless Security Officer Picket Signs, California Elected Officials Call on Business Leaders to Avert Walkout

 With a possible security officer strike looming in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, clergy in both regions blessed the officers' picket signs...


08 May, 2013, 11:05 ET Security Officers Union Report Sounds Alarm on Poor Industry Standards

A new study by America's largest security officers union suggests that the largely unregulated private security industry may not yet be up to the...


28 Feb, 2013, 13:36 ET SEIU, Change to Win, AFL-CIO and NEA File Amicus Briefs in Historic Marriage Equality Cases

Briefs Outline Economic Injury to Workers Inflicted by DOMA and Proposition 8  Earlier today, SEIU, as part of the Change to Win...


12 Feb, 2013, 22:21 ET Statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry: "President Obama showed incredible vision and leadership tonight by calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage,...


29 Jan, 2013, 16:50 ET SEIU Lauds President's Call for Immigration Reform with Path to Citizenship in 2013

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today congratulated President Obama for urging Congress and our nation to work together on an...


12 Dec, 2012, 12:00 ET 2,500 Philadelphia Security Officers Score Victory in National Battle for Economic Fairness

Underpaid Workers Win First-Ever Citywide Union Contract...And New Hope for a Better Life Coming on the heels of the defeat of the "1%" in...


23 Nov, 2012, 17:09 ET Statement by SEIU President Mary Kay Henry on Historic Walmart Protests Nationwide

Mary Kay Henry, president of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement as thousands of...