Issues & Legislation
SEIU California Endorses CA Schools and Local Communities Funding Act for November 2020
Closes a tax loophole for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations to restore California’s schools, community colleges, health clinics, and vital local services
Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU Local 1021 and SEIU California, on the Governor’s proposed budget:
“California’s budget choices have profound effects on the lives of Californians, and we welcome a budget that builds a foundation for every Californian’s success. This budget is a strong statement that California can and must do better than a status quo of poverty, hunger, sickness and housing insecurity.
Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU Local 1021 and SEIU California, on the inauguration of Gavin Newsom as Governor of California:
“The 700,000 members of SEIU California work every day to realize the promise of California for all who call the Golden State home and we are encouraged that the inauguration of Governor Newsom is a step forward for our vision of equality, inclusion, justice, health and economic opportunity.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from SEIU California and SEIU 1021 President Roxanne Sanchez on the decision in Texas v. US:
SF Public Service Workers Coalition Urges City Leaders to Invest $415 Million Revenue to Address Income Inequality
In response to yesterday’s announcement that the City of San Francisco will be refunded at least $415 million in property tax revenue from the State of California, a coalition of unions representing 25,000 San Francisco city workers has released the following statement:
As working families are gearing up for the holiday season, a billionaire-funded group called the “Freedom” Foundation has launched a campaign to spread misinformation to weaken unions.
Instead of spreading holiday cheer, they are trying to convince workers to weaken our union by telling people to not be members.
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.
SEIU California Ballot Measure Endorsements:
To Increase Affordable Housing Opportunities, Members Say: YES on 2 and 10 and NO on 5
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in California today announced its positions on ballot measures for the November 2018 General Election. The 700,000 member organization of California’s working people took the following positions:
Proposition 2: YES
Proposition 5: NO
Proposition 6: NO
Proposition 8: YES
Proposition 9: NO
Proposition 10: YES
Proposition 11: NO
SEIU California Endorses Four Congressional Candidates Ready to Stand Up for American Values, Keep Families Together
California Families Deserve Better than Republican Representatives Standing by Trump, while Immigration Officials Take Children from Parents
Sacramento, CA – As the mass separation of children from their parents and incarceration of immigrant families on United States military bases rages on, SEIU California released the following statement from Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU California and SEIU Local 1021, calling for a change in leadership in key California districts now represented by Republicans who are standing by President Trump and allowing child cruelty to happen on their watch.
On June 14, SEIU filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief in defense of the Affordable Care Act in Texas vs. United States. A group of 20 Republican Attorneys General, led by Texas, is seeking a preliminary injunction to overturn the ACA. Last week, the Trump Department of Justice announced that it will not defend the attack. Our brief is in support of a group of Attorneys General, led by California AG Xavier Becerra, who intervened to defend the ACA.
From the Bargaining Table to County Government: Ben Stopper Working Tirelessly For Greater Funding of Public Services
1021 member Ben Stopper decided to run for political office when arts and music programs at his kids’ schools were being cut. The longtime Calavares County resident is running for County Board of Supervisor to represent the District 5 communities of Milton, Jenny Lind, and Rancho Calaveras.
Supporters of social and economic justice have been on high alert since the election, beating back attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties as well as attempts to dismantle our education and healthcare systems. But extremists in Washington also have the environment in their crosshairs, and working people need to join together to protect our water, our air, and our health against corporations who are putting profits over people.
Jan. 24 SF Retirement Board Feels the Heat from City Workers and the Public
Members of SEIU 1021’s Environment Justice Workgroup joined over 100 people from community groups and other unions at the January 24 SF Retirement Board meeting. Together we urged the Board to invest our retirement funds responsibly.
The Board did not vote for full divestment with a time deadline from coal, oil and gas investments, instead voting for “engagement” and a “phased divestment” of our retirement from the riskiest and dirtiest funds.
For Head Start substitute teacher, Claudia Campbell, going back to school to get her degree seemed impossible:
“I’ve had my own children, and have taken care of others, but I’ve never had the education behind it,” Campbell said.
That is until the SEIU Early Educator Training Center, SEIU Local 1021, and the YMCA of the East Bay joined together to create an apprenticeship program that supports and uplifts Early Childhood Educators.
Join us for a rally and hearing to call out greedy hospitals and prescription drug companies. The fightback to protect affordable healthcare continues!
SEIU 1021 members showed up in force at the Richmond City Council meeting on July 11th to advocate passing a $15 minimum wage ordinance. After hearing from our members and other individuals who testified, the Richmond City Council unanimously supported an ordinance to increase the city’s minimum wage.