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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,...


Jan 29, 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...


Dec 12, 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...


Nov 23, 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...


Sep 11, 2012, 07:00 ET Officers Call for 1.1 Million Good Jobs In the Nation's Security Industry

As security professionals from across the globe gather today—the 11th Anniversary of 9/11—in Philadelphia for the ASIS International...


Sep 06, 2012, 06:00 ET SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Participates in "Envisioning Prosperity" panel at New Media Big Tent

Ari Melber from The Nation moderates a panel on what an America for the 99% would look like. Can we achieve an economy that prioritizes the...


Sep 05, 2012, 06:00 ET SEIU and Families USA Host Health Care Visionaries to Spotlight Gains, Political Threats to President's Health Care Law at DNC Forum

SEIU Agenda Below Note to editors and reporters: Interviews can be arranged with SEIU leaders and members at the DNC Convention as delegates or...


Sep 04, 2012, 15:36 ET Excerpts of SEIU President Mary Kay Henry's Convention Remarks

Ms. Henry will focus on what's at stake for working people this election and the stark difference between President Obama's inclusive vision for...


Sep 04, 2012, 08:14 ET SEIU President Mary Kay Henry to Address Convention This Evening

SEIU Agenda Below Tonight, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry will address delegates to the Democratic...