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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.
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:
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.”
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
“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.”
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.
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
Advocating for Justice in Our Courts
This spring court workers flooded the halls of our state capital to advocate for those seeking justice.
As court workers and advocates for our communities, we know access to justice is directly tied to income. In the trial court system, when court reporters are not provided, only the wealthy can afford to hire a reporter. Low-income workers, juggling multiple jobs, are unable access justice due to restricted public hours and closed facilities. People who cannot afford money bail often sit awaiting a court date resulting in a loss of income to their household.
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
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!
Bay Area Elected Leaders Pledge Support for Working Families Against Billionaire-Backed Assault