SEIU Local 1 members, joined by dozens of labor and community allies, came together on Saturday, April 28 to kick off the Indianapolis contract campaign. The leaders and allies heard stories from members regarding issues impacting Local 1 members in Indianapolis, including healthcare, poverty wages, part-time work and others. They were inspired by stories of Chicago Public Schools janitors’ recent contract victory delivered by members who traveled from Chicago for the event, along with Secretary-Treasurer Laura Garza.
Community allies in attendance included: Unite HERE Local 23; Faith in Indiana; Indiana Labor for Our Revolution; DSA; Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette; Central Indiana Jobs With Justice; Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky; Indianapolis Worker Justice Center; Poor People’s Campaign; Central Indiana United Way; and students faculty and staff from various colleges and universities. During breakout sessions, the member leaders and the outside groups, including labor allies, strategized how they were going to win in Indy and the actions needed leading up to negotiations.
Indianapolis will be holding their contract convention on June 23 at 11 a.m. on Monument Square.
Together We Rise!