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Service Employees International Union

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a labor union representing almost 1.9 million workers in over 100 occupations in the United States and Canada. SEIU is focused on organizing workers in three sectors: healthcare (over half of members work in the healthcare field), including hospital, home care and nursing home workers; public services (government employees, including law enforcement); and property services (including janitors, security guards and food service workers).

SEIU
Service Employees International Union
FoundedApril 23, 1921; 100 years ago (1921-04-23) (as BSEIU)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
Location
Members
1,893,775 (2014)
Key people
Mary Kay Henry, International President
AffiliationsCtW, CLC
Websiteseiu.org

SEIU has over 150 local branches. It is affiliated with the Change to Win Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress. SEIU's international headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. and it is one of the largest unions in the country.

The union is known for its strong support for Democratic candidates. It spent $28 million supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. In 2012, SEIU was the top outside spender on Democratic campaigns, reporting almost $70 million of campaign donations, television ads and get-out-the-vote efforts in support of President Obama and other Democrats. SEIU is a major supporter of the Affordable Care Act and of increased minimum wage laws, including wage increases for fast food workers. The union is the primary backer of the Fight for $15.

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The SEIU was founded on April 23, 1921 in Chicago as the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU); its first members were janitors, elevator operators, and window washers. The union's membership increased significantly with a 1934 strike in New York City's Garment District. In order to reflect its increasingly diversified membership, in 1968 the union renamed itself Service Employees International Union. In 1980 through 1984, most of the SEIU's growth came from mergers with four other unions, including the International Jewelry Workers Union and the Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union.

In 1995, SEIU President John Sweeney was elected president of the AFL–CIO, the main confederation of labor unions in the United States. After Sweeney's departure, former social worker Andrew Stern was elected president of SEIU. In the first ten years of Stern's administration, the union's membership grew rapidly and the SEIU became the largest union in the AFL-CIO.

In 2003, SEIU was a founding member of the New Unity Partnership, an organization of unions that pushed for a greater commitment to organizing unorganized workers into unions. In 2005, SEIU was a founding member of the Change to Win Coalition, which furthered the reformist agenda, criticizing the AFL-CIO for focusing its attention on electoral politics, instead of encouraging organizing in the face of decreasing union membership.[citation needed] These differences boiled over on the eve of the 2005 AFL-CIO convention, as the SEIU and Teamsters announced that they were disaffiliating from the AFL-CIO. The Change to Win Federation held its founding convention in September 2005, where SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger was announced as the organization's chair.

In the following decade, several Change to Win members disaffiliated and re-joined the AFL-CIO, leaving SEIU, the Teamsters, and the United Farm Workers as the remaining members. The SEIU's decision to break away from the AFL-CIO is considered controversial by some labor experts. After the disaffiliation, the SEIU continued to experience significant growth in membership. Stern stepped down as president of SEIU in 2010, and was replaced by Mary Kay Henry, a long-time organizer and staff member at the union, and its first female president.

Presidents of SEIU

Under the Stern and Henry presidencies, SEIU has organized workers in a number of industries. In some cases, these organizing drives have been built around nationwide campaigns, like the earlier Justice for Janitors campaign. SEIU has organized large numbers of home care attendants in Oregon, Missouri, and Wisconsin, among other states, in some cases working together with other unions.

Since 2004, the union has seen success organizing workers in Texas, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona in particular. Over 5,000 janitors organized with SEIU in Houston, Texas in 2005, which was especially significant due to the size of the campaign and its location in an area with low union density. In Florida, a high-profile strike at the University of Miami which lasted nine weeks and included a hunger strike, ended with the union winning representation of 425 janitors on campus. This victory was shortly followed by another 600 workers at North Shore Medical Center, also in Miami, voting to join the SEIU in early 2006.

One of the major potential areas of union growth in the United States is organizing workers usually hitherto considered "unorganizable," especially low-wage service sector workers, in what is often called "social movement organizing." SEIU has played a major role in the fast food worker strikes from 2012–2014 and has contributed more than $15 million to workers' centers and community organizations to organize them. The motto for the campaign is "$15 and a union," reflecting the call to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour and the unionization of fast food workers. SEIU has recently[when?] begun supporting lawsuits filed by fast food workers to the National Labor Relations Board, calling for McDonald's to be named a joint employer of the restaurants run by its franchisees, a move which would make it substantially easier to unionize McDonald's employees. Adjunct faculty at colleges and universities have been part of a similar campaign.

In June 2004, SEIU launched a non-union-member affiliate group called Purple Ocean as a mechanism to mobilize non-SEIU members in support of the union's agenda. Purple Ocean members do not have voting rights within the SEIU.

In November 2009, the SEIU and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) competed for the right to represent 10,000 home health-care workers in Fresno, California. After the SEIU won the right to represent the workers, the NUHW charged the SEIU with changing ballots and threatening to report a worker to immigration officials. The NUHW asked that the election be invalidated and a new one ordered due to what it said was evidence of intimidation.

In 2012, SEIU, the American Federation of Teachers and AFSCME agreed on a politics-only alliance for the 2012 national election campaign. In 2016, AFSCME and SEIU announced an extension of that agreement, leading to speculation about a possible future merger.

In July 2020, three SEIU members, Felix Thomson, Julia Wallace, and Mark Ostapiak, published an article in the media and organizing forum Labor Notes describing their participation in a campaign to disaffiliate police unions from the SEIU. This was part of a campaign of organizers attempting to remove police unions from the broader labor movement, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and riots that took place in May and June of the same year.

Sodexo

In 2009, the union launched a nationwide campaign against Sodexo, criticizing the company's labor standards. The union's strategy, which was ultimately unsuccessful, involved organizing student groups to pressure administrators at universities to kick Sodexo out of school cafeterias unless the company permitted unionization. Sodexo USA filed a civil lawsuit against SEIU under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act on March 17, 2011. In the complaint, Sodexo alleged that SEIU engaged in blackmail, vandalism, trespassing, harassment, and lobbying law violations, referring to the "Clean Up Sodexo" campaign as "old-fashioned, strongarm tactics" and SEIU behavior as "egregious" and "illegal."

During the trial, it was revealed that in 1988, the SEIU had co-written a manual detailing how "outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders, investors, stockholders, customers, clients, patients, tenants, politicians, or others on whom the employer depends for funds." Tactics recommended include references to blackmail and extortion, accusations of racism and sexism, targeting the homes and neighborhoods of business leaders for demonstrations, and also explicitly stated that at times it is necessary to "disobey the law." Following the court discovery of this document, a settlement was reached where Sodexo withdrew the lawsuit and SEIU terminated its public campaign focused on Sodexo.

Political donations

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, since 1990 the SEIU has been the nation's top organization contributing to federal campaigns, donating $232,694,670, 99% of which went to Democrats. Over that same period, the National Education Association was the second highest organizational political donor, contributing $96,992,506, 97% of which went to Democrats. Since 1998, the SEIU has spent $19,676,660 in additional money on lobbying.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

SEIU's largest local union is 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. With a membership of roughly 300,000, it claims to be the largest local union in the world. It represents workers in various parts of New York state, chiefly in New York City, Syracuse, and Buffalo, with additional members located in and around the Canton-Potsdam and Plattsburgh areas of northern New York, as well as Maryland, Washington, D.C., Florida, and Massachusetts.

United Healthcare Workers West

SEIU Local 2005 United Healthcare Workers West (UHW West) is a large (150,000 member) local union based in Oakland, California. In August 2008, the international union announced plans for a hearing to consider trusteeing UHW West. On January 27, 2009, SEIU placed UHW West under trusteeship and dismissed 70 of the local's executives, including president Sal Rosselli. Rosselli and other ousted leaders reformed under the name National Union of Healthcare Workers and pushed for UHW West members at 60 facilities to vote to decertify SEIU. As of 2012, NUHW only represents 6 former SEIU-UHW facilities.

In early 2013, NUHW affiliated with the California Nurses Association. Also, in early 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered that the results of the 2010 Kaiser Permanente union election (a vote by nearly 45,000 Kaiser-Permanente employees choosing between NUHW and SEIU-UHW) be overturned based on evidence of collusion between SEIU-UHW and the employer. The second election was won be SEIU-UHW, by a vote of 18,844 to 13,101.

Local 32BJ

Main article: SEIU 32BJ

SEIU 32BJ is a politically outspoken building services local based in New York. 32BJ represents over 170,000 property service workers, and is part of SEIU Justice for Janitors, Stand for Security and Multi Service Workers campaigns.

In 2010, SEIU 32BJ's Thomas Shortman Training Fund was awarded a $2.8 million grant by the Department of Labor, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aiming to create jobs in expanding green industries over the following two years. The program (1,000 Green Supers) was intended to help train 2,200 New York City building superintendents in energy efficiency.

Local 87

One of the first SEIU locals was Local 87, a local union that traces its origins back to the 1920s, when it was known as Local 9 of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU). It was originally led by George Hardy. Around 700 janitorial members of the local launched a walk-off on March 24, 2021, striking in favor of workplace safety measures including "sexual harassment safeguards", of fair pay, and of seniority rights. The strike follows 8 months of contract negotiations, 27 deaths to COVID-19 among union members, and 3000 members laid off since the start of the pandemic.

Local 721

SEIU Local 721 is Los Angeles County's largest employee union, representing 57,000 county employees in nursing, social work, and clerical roles.

Local 1000

SEIU Local 1000 (Union of California State Workers) is affiliated with the California State Employees Association (CSEA) with one other union, the California State University Employees Union, SEIU Local 2579, a non-union affiliate of managers, confidential and supervisory employees who are excluded from collective bargaining, and an affiliate of retired state employees. Yvonne Walker has been president since 2008. SEIU Local 1000 represents 95000 State Government Employees, many of whom are office and administrative workers, librarians, engineers and nurses. Local 1000 deals with issues of concern to current rank-and-file state employees, such as salaries, benefits, working conditions and contract negotiations. Local 1000 has nine bargaining units and represents a variety of state workers, including DMV employees, prison support staff (excluding uniformed guards), information technology workers, nurses and administrative staff.

In Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Local 1000, the U.S. Supreme Court found Local 1000 had used illegal fundraising during the 2005 California Special Election.

National Association of Government Employees (NAGE)

The National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) represents tens of thousands of state, federal, and municipal government employees including nurses, EMS professionals, firefighters, police and correctional officers, and military air technicians.

Local 1 Canada

Main article: SEIU Local 1 Canada
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The largest local in Canada is SEIU Local 1 Canada. It represents over 50,000 health care and community services workers in Ontario and British Columbia. Its members work in hospitals, home care, nursing and retirement homes and community services.

Total membership (US records; ×1000)

According to SEIU's Department of Labor records since 2005 (when membership classifications were first reported) about 2% of the union's membership are considered retirees, with eligibility to vote in the union. SEIU contracts also cover some non-members, known as agency fee payers, which since 2005 have numbered comparatively about one tenth of the size of the union's membership. As of 2014 this accounts for about 35,000 retirees and about 180,000 non-members paying agency fees, compared to about 1.8 million regular members.

The official repository of SEIU is the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit. The Reuther Library, the largest labor archives in North America, holds the most complete collection of primary source materials regarding SEIU with over 1,000 linear square feet of the union's records covering 105 years of history (1905-2010). The SEIU Collections include a variety of organizational, executive, photographic, and publicity materials along with many other additional record types. The relationship between SEIU and the Reuther Library began officially in 1992 and the collections have since been maintained by a dedicated SEIU Archivist on staff at the archives. Notable collections include SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records, the District 925 Records, and materials documenting the Justice for Janitors campaign from SEIU's numerous local affiliates.

Additional archival collections can be found at the Special Collections Library of the University of Washington (Building Service Employees' International Union, Local 6 Records and Service Employees International Union, Local 120 Records). The records of SEIU's United Service Workers West, including the Justice for Janitors campaign are held by the UCLA Library Department of Special Collections.

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Service Employees International Union Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from SEIU Service Employees International Union SEIU is a labor union representing almost 1 9 million workers 2 in over 100 occupations in the United States and Canada 1 SEIU is focused on organizing workers in three sectors healthcare over half of members work in the healthcare field including hospital home care and nursing home workers public services government employees including law enforcement and property services including janitors security guards and food service workers SEIUService Employees International UnionFoundedApril 23 1921 100 years ago 1921 04 23 as BSEIU Chicago Illinois U S HeadquartersWashington D C U S LocationUnited States CanadaMembers1 893 775 2014 1 Key peopleMary Kay Henry International PresidentAffiliationsCtW CLCWebsiteseiu wbr org SEIU has over 150 local branches It is affiliated with the Change to Win Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress SEIU s international headquarters is located in Washington D C and it is one of the largest unions in the country 3 The union is known for its strong support for Democratic candidates It spent 28 million supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election In 2012 SEIU was the top outside spender on Democratic campaigns reporting almost 70 million of campaign donations television ads and get out the vote efforts in support of President Obama and other Democrats 4 SEIU is a major supporter of the Affordable Care Act 5 and of increased minimum wage laws including wage increases for fast food workers 6 7 The union is the primary backer of the Fight for 15 8 9 Contents 1 History 1 1 Presidents of SEIU 2 Organizing and political activities 2 1 Sodexo 2 2 Political donations 3 Local unions 3 1 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East 3 2 United Healthcare Workers West 3 3 Local 32BJ 3 4 Local 87 3 5 Local 721 3 6 Local 1000 3 7 National Association of Government Employees NAGE 3 8 Local 1 Canada 4 Composition 5 Archival and historical materials 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksHistory EditThe SEIU was founded on April 23 1921 in Chicago as the Building Service Employees International Union BSEIU its first members were janitors elevator operators and window washers 10 The union s membership increased significantly with a 1934 strike in New York City s Garment District 11 In order to reflect its increasingly diversified membership in 1968 the union renamed itself Service Employees International Union 12 In 1980 through 1984 most of the SEIU s growth came from mergers with four other unions including the International Jewelry Workers Union and the Drug Hospital and Health Care Employees Union 13 In 1995 SEIU President John Sweeney was elected president of the AFL CIO the main confederation of labor unions in the United States After Sweeney s departure former social worker Andrew Stern was elected president of SEIU In the first ten years of Stern s administration the union s membership grew rapidly and the SEIU became the largest union in the AFL CIO 14 In 2003 SEIU was a founding member of the New Unity Partnership an organization of unions that pushed for a greater commitment to organizing unorganized workers into unions In 2005 SEIU was a founding member of the Change to Win Coalition which furthered the reformist agenda criticizing the AFL CIO for focusing its attention on electoral politics instead of encouraging organizing in the face of decreasing union membership citation needed These differences boiled over on the eve of the 2005 AFL CIO convention as the SEIU and Teamsters announced that they were disaffiliating from the AFL CIO 14 The Change to Win Federation held its founding convention in September 2005 where SEIU Secretary Treasurer Anna Burger was announced as the organization s chair In the following decade several Change to Win members disaffiliated and re joined the AFL CIO leaving SEIU the Teamsters and the United Farm Workers as the remaining members 15 The SEIU s decision to break away from the AFL CIO is considered controversial by some labor experts 16 After the disaffiliation the SEIU continued to experience significant growth in membership Stern stepped down as president of SEIU in 2010 and was replaced by Mary Kay Henry a long time organizer and staff member at the union and its first female president 17 Presidents of SEIU Edit William Quesse 1921 1927 Oscar Nelson 1927 Jerry Horan 1927 1937 George Scalise 1937 1940 William McFetridge 1940 1960 David Sullivan 1960 1971 George Hardy 1971 1980 John Sweeney 1980 1995 former president of the AFL CIO Richard Cordtz 1995 1996 Andy Stern 1996 2010 Mary Kay Henry 2010 present Organizing and political activities EditUnder the Stern and Henry presidencies SEIU has organized workers in a number of industries In some cases these organizing drives have been built around nationwide campaigns like the earlier Justice for Janitors campaign SEIU has organized large numbers of home care attendants in Oregon 18 19 Missouri 20 and Wisconsin 21 among other states in some cases working together with other unions 20 Since 2004 the union has seen success organizing workers in Texas Florida Nevada and Arizona in particular Over 5 000 janitors organized with SEIU in Houston Texas in 2005 which was especially significant due to the size of the campaign and its location in an area with low union density 22 In Florida a high profile strike at the University of Miami which lasted nine weeks and included a hunger strike ended with the union winning representation of 425 janitors on campus 23 This victory was shortly followed by another 600 workers at North Shore Medical Center also in Miami voting to join the SEIU in early 2006 24 One of the major potential areas of union growth in the United States is organizing workers usually hitherto considered unorganizable especially low wage service sector workers in what is often called social movement organizing 25 SEIU has played a major role in the fast food worker strikes from 2012 2014 and has contributed more than 15 million to workers centers and community organizations to organize them 26 The motto for the campaign is 15 and a union reflecting the call to increase the minimum wage to 15 per hour and the unionization of fast food workers SEIU has recently when begun supporting lawsuits filed by fast food workers to the National Labor Relations Board calling for McDonald s to be named a joint employer of the restaurants run by its franchisees a move which would make it substantially easier to unionize McDonald s employees 27 Adjunct faculty at colleges and universities have been part of a similar campaign 28 In June 2004 SEIU launched a non union member affiliate group called Purple Ocean as a mechanism to mobilize non SEIU members in support of the union s agenda Purple Ocean members do not have voting rights within the SEIU 29 In November 2009 the SEIU and the National Union of Healthcare Workers NUHW competed for the right to represent 10 000 home health care workers in Fresno California After the SEIU won the right to represent the workers the NUHW charged the SEIU with changing ballots and threatening to report a worker to immigration officials The NUHW asked that the election be invalidated and a new one ordered due to what it said was evidence of intimidation 30 31 In 2012 SEIU the American Federation of Teachers and AFSCME agreed on a politics only alliance for the 2012 national election campaign 32 In 2016 AFSCME and SEIU announced an extension of that agreement leading to speculation about a possible future merger 32 33 In July 2020 three SEIU members Felix Thomson Julia Wallace and Mark Ostapiak published an article in the media and organizing forum Labor Notes describing their participation in a campaign to disaffiliate police unions from the SEIU 34 This was part of a campaign of organizers attempting to remove police unions from the broader labor movement in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and riots that took place in May and June of the same year Sodexo Edit In 2009 the union launched a nationwide campaign against Sodexo criticizing the company s labor standards 35 The union s strategy which was ultimately unsuccessful involved organizing student groups to pressure administrators at universities to kick Sodexo out of school cafeterias unless the company permitted unionization 36 Sodexo USA filed a civil lawsuit against SEIU under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act on March 17 2011 In the complaint Sodexo alleged that SEIU engaged in blackmail vandalism trespassing harassment and lobbying law violations referring to the Clean Up Sodexo campaign as old fashioned strongarm tactics and SEIU behavior as egregious and illegal 37 38 39 During the trial it was revealed that in 1988 40 41 42 the SEIU had co written a manual detailing how outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders investors stockholders customers clients patients tenants politicians or others on whom the employer depends for funds Tactics recommended include references to blackmail and extortion accusations of racism and sexism targeting the homes and neighborhoods of business leaders for demonstrations and also explicitly stated that at times it is necessary to disobey the law 43 44 Following the court discovery of this document a settlement was reached where Sodexo withdrew the lawsuit and SEIU terminated its public campaign focused on Sodexo 45 46 Political donations Edit According to the Center for Responsive Politics since 1990 the SEIU has been the nation s top organization contributing to federal campaigns donating 232 694 670 99 of which went to Democrats 47 Over that same period the National Education Association was the second highest organizational political donor contributing 96 992 506 97 of which went to Democrats 47 Since 1998 the SEIU has spent 19 676 660 in additional money on lobbying 48 Local unions Edit1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Edit Main article 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East SEIU s largest local union is 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East With a membership of roughly 300 000 it claims to be the largest local union in the world It represents workers in various parts of New York state chiefly in New York City Syracuse and Buffalo with additional members located in and around the Canton Potsdam and Plattsburgh areas of northern New York as well as Maryland Washington D C Florida and Massachusetts United Healthcare Workers West Edit Main article SEIU United Healthcare Workers West SEIU Local 2005 United Healthcare Workers West UHW West is a large 150 000 member local union based in Oakland California In August 2008 the international union announced plans for a hearing to consider trusteeing UHW West On January 27 2009 SEIU placed UHW West under trusteeship and dismissed 70 of the local s executives including president Sal Rosselli 49 50 Rosselli and other ousted leaders reformed under the name National Union of Healthcare Workers and pushed for UHW West members at 60 facilities to vote to decertify SEIU 51 As of 2012 NUHW only represents 6 former SEIU UHW facilities 52 In early 2013 NUHW affiliated with the California Nurses Association Also in early 2013 the National Labor Relations Board NLRB ordered that the results of the 2010 Kaiser Permanente union election a vote by nearly 45 000 Kaiser Permanente employees choosing between NUHW and SEIU UHW be overturned based on evidence of collusion between SEIU UHW and the employer The second election was won be SEIU UHW by a vote of 18 844 to 13 101 53 Local 32BJ Edit Main article SEIU 32BJ SEIU 32BJ is a politically outspoken building services local based in New York 32BJ represents over 170 000 property service workers 54 and is part of SEIU Justice for Janitors Stand for Security 55 and Multi Service Workers campaigns In 2010 SEIU 32BJ s Thomas Shortman Training Fund was awarded a 2 8 million grant by the Department of Labor 56 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aiming to create jobs in expanding green industries over the following two years The program 1 000 Green Supers was intended to help train 2 200 New York City building superintendents in energy efficiency 57 Local 87 Edit One of the first SEIU locals was Local 87 a local union that traces its origins back to the 1920s 58 when it was known as Local 9 of the Building Service Employees International Union BSEIU It was originally led by George Hardy 59 Around 700 janitorial members of the local launched a walk off on March 24 2021 striking in favor of workplace safety measures including sexual harassment safeguards of fair pay and of seniority rights The strike follows 8 months of contract negotiations 27 deaths to COVID 19 among union members and 3000 members laid off since the start of the pandemic 60 Local 721 Edit SEIU Local 721 is Los Angeles County s largest employee union representing 57 000 county employees in nursing social work and clerical roles 61 Local 1000 Edit SEIU Local 1000 Union of California State Workers is affiliated with the California State Employees Association CSEA with one other union the California State University Employees Union SEIU Local 2579 a non union affiliate of managers confidential and supervisory employees who are excluded from collective bargaining and an affiliate of retired state employees Yvonne Walker has been president since 2008 62 SEIU Local 1000 represents 95000 State Government Employees many of whom are office and administrative workers librarians engineers and nurses 63 Local 1000 deals with issues of concern to current rank and file state employees such as salaries benefits working conditions and contract negotiations Local 1000 has nine bargaining units and represents a variety of state workers including DMV employees prison support staff excluding uniformed guards information technology workers nurses and administrative staff In Knox v Service Employees International Union Local 1000 the U S Supreme Court found Local 1000 had used illegal fundraising during the 2005 California Special Election 64 National Association of Government Employees NAGE Edit Main article National Association of Government Employees The National Association of Government Employees NAGE represents tens of thousands of state federal and municipal government employees including nurses EMS professionals firefighters police and correctional officers and military air technicians 65 Local 1 Canada Edit Main article SEIU Local 1 Canada This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed March 2019 Learn how and when to remove this template message The largest local in Canada is SEIU Local 1 Canada It represents over 50 000 health care and community services workers in Ontario and British Columbia Its members work in hospitals home care nursing and retirement homes and community services Composition EditTotal membership US records 1000 66 According to SEIU s Department of Labor records since 2005 when membership classifications were first reported about 2 of the union s membership are considered retirees with eligibility to vote in the union SEIU contracts also cover some non members known as agency fee payers which since 2005 have numbered comparatively about one tenth of the size of the union s membership 66 As of 2014 this accounts for about 35 000 retirees and about 180 000 non members paying agency fees compared to about 1 8 million regular members 1 Archival and historical materials EditThe official repository of SEIU is the Walter P Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit 67 The Reuther Library the largest labor archives in North America 68 holds the most complete collection of primary source materials regarding SEIU with over 1 000 linear square feet of the union s records covering 105 years of history 1905 2010 The SEIU Collections include a variety of organizational executive photographic and publicity materials along with many other additional record types The relationship between SEIU and the Reuther Library began officially in 1992 and the collections have since been maintained by a dedicated SEIU Archivist on staff at the archives Notable collections include SEIU Executive Office John Sweeney Records the District 925 Records 69 and materials documenting the Justice for Janitors campaign from SEIU s numerous local affiliates Additional archival collections can be found at the Special Collections Library of the University of Washington Building Service Employees International Union Local 6 Records 70 and Service Employees International Union Local 120 Records 71 The records of SEIU s United Service Workers West including the Justice for Janitors campaign are held by the UCLA Library Department of Special Collections 72 See also Edit Organized labour portal Leon J Davis 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East SEIU Member Activists for Reform TodayReferences Edit a b c US Department of Labor Office of Labor Management Standards File number 000 137 Report submitted March 31 2015 Service Employees International Union 2014 LM 2 Report to the U S Department of Labor United States Department of Labor United States Department of Labor Retrieved 14 May 2015 Webb Laurel SEIU United Long Term Care Workers ULTCW peggy browning fund Retrieved 1 June 2013 permanent dead link Trottman Melanie Mullins Brody November 1 2012 Union Is Top Spender for Democrats Wall Street Journal Retrieved 14 May 2015 Higgins Sean September 26 2013 SEIU unionists strike over Obamacare related cuts Washington Examiner Retrieved 14 May 2015 Bergman Ben February 10 2015 Unions Have Pushed The 15 Minimum Wage But Few Members Will Benefit NPR Retrieved 14 May 2015 Finnegan William Dignity Fast food workers and a new form of labor activism www newyorker com Conde Nast Retrieved 8 September 2014 Devaney Tim 2017 04 03 SEIU spent 19M on Fight for 15 TheHill Retrieved 2017 04 22 Chiaramonte Perry 2017 03 31 SEIU s Fight for 15 may be on chopping block despite spending 90 million Fox News Retrieved 2017 04 22 Turner Lowell Cornfield Daniel 2007 Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds Local Solidarity in a Global Economy Cornell University Press p 240 ISBN 9780801473609 Craig Clyde 2008 Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals Aspen Publishers Online p 8 ISBN 9780735562332 Lum Belinda 2008 Immigrants and Los Angeles Labor Unions Negotiating Empowerment Politics and Citizenship p 106 ISBN 9780549973089 Moody Kim 1988 An Injury to All The Decline of American Unionism Verso p 213 ISBN 9780860919292 a b Edsall Thomas B July 26 2005 Two Top Unions Split From AFL CIO Others Are Expected To Follow Teamsters The Washington Post Retrieved 2009 08 12 Hananel Sam Retail workers union to rejoin AFL CIO Archived December 3 2013 at the Wayback Machine Associated Press Aug 8 2013 Halloran Liz April 14 2010 Departing SEIU Chief Stern Grew Split Big Labor NPR Retrieved 16 September 2016 McDonnell Patrick J SEIU Picks First Female President Los Angeles Times May 9 2010 State Government Statesman Journal Oregon s mid Willamette Valley Gannett dead link Adult foster care workers receive raise Portland Business Journal Portland Oregon American City Business Journals August 6 2008 Retrieved 2009 08 12 Adult foster home care providers reached a one year agreement with the State of Oregon after seven months of bargaining becoming the first such workers in the U S to win a union contract The program aims to support the home based caregiving a lower cost alternative to institutional care that has lost many providers in recent years due to low rates and tough working conditions The settlement covers about 2 000 professional caregivers who serve up to five clients and another 1 500 individuals who care for relatives in the Medicaid funded adult foster care program The workers are represented by Local 503 of the Service Employees International Union a b Lieb David 2010 05 05 In home care workers opt for union representation Business Week Associated Press Archived from the original on 2010 05 09 Retrieved 2010 08 21 Wahlberg David 2010 05 06 Home care workers vote to join union Wisconsin State Journal Retrieved 2010 08 21 Steven Greenhouse Janitors Union Recently Organized Strikes in Houston New York Times November 3 2006 Steven Greenhouse Walkout Ends at University of Miami as Janitors Pact Is Reached New York Times May 2 2006 NLRB Election Report Cases Closed February 2006 PDF Washington D C National Labor Relations Board March 10 2006 Archived from the original PDF on July 13 2007 Retrieved 2007 04 07 Clawson Dan The Next Upsurge Labor and the New Social Movements Ithaca N Y Cornell University Press 2003 ISBN 0 8014 8870 2 Tait Vanessa Poor Workers Unions Rebuilding Labor from Below Cambridge Mass South End Press 2005 ISBN 0 89608 714 X Fantasia Rick and Voss Kim Hard Work Remaking the American Labor Movement Berkeley California University of California Press 2004 ISBN 0 520 24090 1 Bruce Horovitz Yamiche Alcindor Chris Woodyard Calum MacLeod Kim Hjelmgaard Fast food workers rally for higher wages USA Today CS1 maint uses authors parameter link Greenhouse Steven 27 July 2014 Fast Food Workers Intensify Fight for 15 an Hour New York Times Retrieved 28 July 2014 Adjunct faculty ratify first union contract with Maine Community Colleges System Bangor Daily News January 21 2014 Retrieved 15 June 2015 Inez May Rivas Lynn 2007 Built to Last Preventing Coalition Breakdowns p 126 ISBN 9780549528920 Former SEIU staff blow the whistle on SEIU s illegal Fresno campaign National Union of Healthcare Workers 2009 11 12 Archived from the original on 2010 01 21 Retrieved 2010 02 03 Maher Kris 2009 11 12 New Salvo Fired as Unions Battle Over Workers Wallstreet Journal Retrieved 2010 02 03 a b PAI August 1 2016 Labor News gt Two massive unions SEIU and AFSCME announce partnership potential merger People s World Archived from the original on August 3 2016 Retrieved August 23 2016 Greenhouse Steven and Scheiber Noam 2 Big Labor Unions Share Efforts to Gain Power and Scale The New York Times May 5 2016 Thomson Felix Wallace Julia Ostapiak Mark 10 July 2020 Why and How SEIU Members Are Calling on Our Union to Expel Cops Labor Notes Retrieved 12 July 2020 Those of us in social services health care and city and county jobs that protect and nurture the common good are once again the first to be threatened when the economy goes bad while police budgets drawn from the same small pot of public money only seem to grow And as these austerity threats increase we know who will be called on to evict us from our homes or to confront us physically on the picket line Law enforcement officers are not our union brothers and sisters they are enforcers of our oppression Black Brown and Native people trans and queer people women youth and people with disabilities have all been targeted This is the moment for us as rank and file members to make clear that the priorities of our union should be the well being of our fellow members and our common humanity and that SEIU must make a tangible commitment to anti racism by fighting to defund the police and expel police affiliates Smith Ben January 18 2010 SEIU to hit Sodexo at mayors conference Politico Retrieved 15 June 2015 Gaus Mischa SEIU Settles Sodexo s Racketeering Suit with Organizing Gains Uncertain Labor Notes November 14 2011 Fleischer Chris October 18 2014 Savvy Service Employees International Union keeps light on Pittsburgh Tribune Review Retrieved 16 September 2016 Food Service Giant Sodexo Files RICO Suit Against SEIU The Blog of LegalTimes 2011 03 18 Retrieved 2011 05 06 Sodexo Inc v Service Employees International Union et al Justicia com Dockets and Filings 2011 03 17 Retrieved 2011 05 06 Orchart Alexandra A A 25 February 2013 SEIU Education Department Records PDF Detroit MI Walter P Reuther Library retrieved 3 May 2017 Lane Moe 18 July 2011 The Hysterically Outdated SEIU Intimidation Manual RedState Retrieved 3 May 2017 Orchart Alexandra A A 3 March 2014 SEIU Adair Damman Papers PDF Detroit MI Walter P Reuther Library retrieved 3 May 2017 SEIU AFL CIO Canadian Labour Congress 1988 Contract Campaign Manual Retrieved 3 May 2017 Exhibit 8 filed with the court on 17 March 2011 Vernuccio Vincent 2011 07 15 Labor s new strategy Intimidation for dummies Washington Times Retrieved 3 May 2017 SEIU and Sodexo Reach Amicable Settlement PR Newswire 2011 09 15 Maher Kris SEIU to End Sodexo Campaign Wall Street Journal September 15 2011 a b Top Organization Contributors OpenSecrets org Center for Responsive Politics Retrieved 9 June 2016 Organizations Service Employees International Union OpenSecrets org Center for Responsive Politics Retrieved 9 June 2016 SEIU Takes Over West Coast Union San Francisco Chronicle January 28 2009 Steven T Jones Union Showdown San Francisco Bay Guardian January 28 2009 George Raine Ousted SEIU Leaders Push Decertification Vote San Francisco Chronicle February 3 2009 http www nuhw org ourworkplaces permanent dead link Steve Early SEIU Wins Again at Kaiser But Militant Minority Grows Labor Notes May 16 2013 https 3A 2F 2Fwww providencejournal com 2Fnews 2F20190129 2Flowest paid shutdown workers arent getting back pay amp psig AOvVaw0etlkvqOFH1A2G dAA2Iyl amp ust 1549132424071878 permanent dead link Archived copy Archived from the original on 2010 02 03 Retrieved 2010 02 16 CS1 maint archived copy as title link ETA News Release US Department of Labor announces 100 million in green jobs training grants through Recovery Act 01 06 2010 Archived from the original on 2017 05 13 Retrieved 2010 02 16 無添加 酵素ドリンクのおすすめ人気ランキング 1000supers com 9 September 2017 Retrieved 2 April 2018 Inventory of the George Hardy Photograph Collection No 14 Cook Joan September 18 1990 George Hardy 79 Pioneer Leader Of Service Worker Union Is Dead The New York Times Retrieved May 23 2010 Hernandez Lauren 24 March 2021 700 janitors to walk off job sites in S F We are literally going to strike to stay alive San Francisco Chronicle Retrieved 25 March 2021 Sewell Abby November 20 2015 Largest L A County employee union votes to approve contract including 10 raise Los Angeles Times Retrieved 25 March 2019 Raine George 2008 05 24 SEIU elects first black woman president San Francisco Chronicle Wiliams Juliet November 16 2016 California s largest public employee union authorizes strike Mercury News Association Press Supreme Court 2011 Term Leading Cases 126 Harv L Rev 186 2012 PDF harvardlawreview org Retrieved 2 April 2018 Our Union Who We Represent NAGE SEIU National Association of Government Employees Service Employees International Union Retrieved 7 October 2020 a b US Department of Labor Office of Labor Management Standards File number 000 137 Search Westerman Casey Archivist Spotlight SEIU Archivist Alexandra Orchard Walter P Reuther Library Retrieved 11 November 2014 About Us The Reuther s Mission Values and Vision Statements Walter P Reuther Library Orchard Alexandra Collection Spotlight SEIU District 925 Records SEIU org Archived from the original on 2015 03 25 Building Service Employees International Union Local 6 records Special Collections UW Libraries Service Employees International Union Local 120 records Special Collections UW Libraries Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West records ca 1935 2008 Further reading EditFink Leon and Brian Greenberg Upheaval in the Quiet Zone 1199 SEIU and the Politics of Healthcare Unionism 2nd ed 2009 Fletcher Bill and Fernando Gapasin Solidarity Divided The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice 2009 Lopez Steven Henry Reorganizing the Rust Belt An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement 2004 focus on SEIU in Pittsburgh Plumer Bradford Labor s Love Lost New Republic April 23 2008 Vol 238 Issue 7 online in Academic Search Premier focus on conflict between Stern and Rosselli George E Flood Papers 1933 1960 25 cubic feet 1 box External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to SEIU Official website SEIU Collections at the Walter P Reuther Library at Wayne State University SEIU archives at UCLA Library Labor Archives and Research Center Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Service Employees International Union amp oldid 1047075146, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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