Federal Court Sides with Workers and Immigrants in Legal Action Against Trump Threat to Withhold Funding
Executive Order To Withhold Funding From "Sanctuary Cities" Ruled Unconstitutional
Last week, a federal court ruled that President Trump’s Executive Order threatening to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” is unconstitutional. The City of San Francisco filed a lawsuit against the Executive Order and SEIU 1021 members filed a formal brief in support of the lawsuit.
AHS tried to force RNs, LVNs, and CNAs at the Fairmont Skilled Nursing Facility to do a Schedule Rebid. Management’s plan included a reduction in total patient care hours, and would turn many full-time workers into part-time or temporary. Today members at the Fairmont Skilled Nursing Facility protested the rebid and many workers refused to sign on to the scheme to cut care and cut worker hours.
On August 16 at 9 AM, SEIU members will be flooding The Secure Choice Board meeting at the California Treasurers’ office in Sacramento to protest high fees in our secure retirement fund. High fees that cheat workers out of retirement savings are one more way Wall Street has rigged the economy against working people. On August 16, workers have a chance to fight back and secure a better future for all Californians.
All current SEIU 1021 members are invited to attend our 2018 member convention. The two-day event includes inspiring speakers –trailblazers and activists recognized for their visionary and creative leadership. Even with a jam-packed schedule of workshops and delegate discussions, there will be room for fun and networking.
Solidarity and Member-Led Actions Lead to Greater Safety Measures at the City of Berkeley
After a tremendous show of solidarity from their fellow City of Berkeley coworkers, community leaders, and members of other unions, a citywide strike was averted in the late hours of Friday, June 15.
Days leading up to their contract expiration, Berkeley workers held actions almost every day, often drawing hundreds of workers and their families to rallies. From solid waste workers, analysts, parking enforcement officers, clerical staff to librarians and public nurses, workers came out in full force and assembled picket signs in the city hall lobby. They brought together local elected leaders, members from IBEW, AFSCME 3299, Local 1, and IAFF 1277, and fellow SEIU 1021 members from other chapters to join them in a fight for a fair and equitable contract.
Berkeley Citywide Strike Looms
To Date, More than 900 City of Berkeley Workers Have Authorized A Strike
(Berkeley, CA)—More than 400 hundred Berkeley city workers voted to authorize a strike if city administrators fail to reach an agreement with clerical and maintenance workers over safer working conditions and cost-of-living allowances. More than 400 librarians, public nurses, mental health professionals, and city planners and attorneys represented by SEIU 1021 voted on June 14 to join clerical and maintenance workers in a strike if necessary.
Bay Area Elected Leaders Pledge Support for Working Families Against Billionaire-Backed Assault
SEIU members are calling their US Senators to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Working people know all too well how important the Supreme Court is to upholding key American values,” said SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry. “In just the last few weeks it attacked the rights of working people in the Janus case and enshrined discrimination against immigrants by ruling in favor of the Muslim ban. Judge Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded elitist who would further rig our economy and democracy against working Americans.”
August 16: Demand That Wall Street Lower Management Retirement Fees
Attend CalSavers Board Meeting at the CA Treasurer's office in Sacramento
SEIU members will be attending CalSavers Board meeting at the California Treasurers’ office in Sacramento to protest high management retirement fees. High fees that cheat workers out of retirement savings are one more way Wall Street has rigged the economy against working people. On August 16, workers have a chance to fight back and secure a better future for all Californians.
Here are three ways SEIU members can defend retirement security for all:
Last September 2017, SEIU 1021 Education Industry members called on Governor Jerry Brown to bridge the compensation gap during the summer break. Many of our members who work in K-12 do not get paid while school is out for summer. The 2018-19 state budget signed by Governor Brown includes $50 million dollars for a Summer Bridge Fund for classified employees.
In September 2016, Ms. Rob was called in to a meeting by her supervisor. “I asked my supervisor if I should be concerned of any disciplinary action, so I could secure a union steward, and my supervisor told me ‘no’,” said Ms. Rob.
Despite her supervisor’s assurance, Ms. Rob was disciplined at that meeting and she was denied her right to have a union representative.
“It serves our local community to have county workers live locally. When disaster hits, we are there to open the local assistance centers, staff the shelters, clear the roads, answer the call-center phones, and help keep residents’ children and animals safe,” said Janie Camacho in her testimony to The Alliance for A Just Recovery Forum. “We like to do this. And we like to live here. But it is getting too expensive for us to stay.”
The 2018 Green California Advocacy Day will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in Sacramento, followed by a celebratory awards reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This is the environmental community’s annual opportunity to come together and deliver a clear, compelling and consistent message about our priorities to legislators and their staff.
And this is where you come in — we will be fielding teams to meet with dozens of legislative offices on August 8 and our air, land, and water need your voice and powers of persuasion!
SEIU members, leaders react to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court
Take Action: Contact Your Senators to #SaveSCOTUS
Last week on the steps of the Supreme Court and at rallies across the country, SEIU members joined activists to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.