News from Service Employees International Union A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages.

Latest

Jul 11, 2017, 14:00 ET SEIU: Over a Thousand Contracted Airport Workers to Strike at United & American Airlines' Largest Hubs

Over a thousand baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants, and skycaps are ready to strike at Philadelphia International Airport,...


May 24, 2017, 07:39 ET Just weeks after Congress questions United Airlines for dragging customer off plane, Contracted Airport Workers Grill United Airlines at Shareholders Meeting for Squeezing Working People and Taxpayers as Much as Passengers

SEIU issues the following statement: During United Airlines' (UAL) annual shareholders meeting, contracted airport workers from the carrier's...


May 15, 2017, 16:38 ET Michigan Senate Budget Recommendation Will Hurt Corrections Staff and Inmates

SEIU One Voice Campaign issued the following statement on the Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections proposed budget cuts: "The...


Apr 10, 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...


Apr 04, 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...


Apr 03, 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...


Mar 21, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


Nov 22, 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...


Nov 14, 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...


Oct 21, 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...


Sep 28, 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...


Aug 23, 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...


Jun 08, 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...


Feb 17, 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...


Jan 18, 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,...


Sep 29, 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...


Dec 11, 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...


Nov 07, 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...


Jun 26, 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...


Jun 05, 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...


May 31, 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...


May 08, 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...


Feb 28, 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...


Feb 12, 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,...