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Toledo Janitors and Community Allies Join Nationwide ‘Justice for Janitors’ Rallies

Dozens of SEIU Local 1 janitors and their community allies rallied to mark the 28th anniversary of the Justice for Janitors movement and to demand good jobs at the PNC Bank Building.

Local 1 janitors in Detroit rally for ‘One Detroit’

In a sea of purple signs and T-shirts Local 1 janitors in Detroit today kicked off their contract campaign and the One Detroit movement.

Hundreds of Chicago Window Washers Vote Overwhelmingly to Strike

SEIU Local 1 window washers have voted overwhelmingly to strike, if necessary.

Janitors at Express Scripts Win Higher Wages, Better Benefits and a Brighter Future with SEIU Local 1

After coming together, janitors at Express Scripts win a better future with SEIU Local 1.

Local 1 Rallies on May Day

On May 1, Local 1 joined hundreds of labor, community and faith allies across the Midwest to mark May Day, or International Workers’ Day.

Washington University Graduate Student Workers Rally at Distinguished Alumni Event

Washington University graduate workers, students, faculty and community allies recently rallied at the University’s 2018 Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.

City Building Custodians in Chicago Ratify Strong New Contract

On April 28, Local 1 city building custodians in Chicago ratified a strong new contract that guarantees good annual raises, better benefits and a stronger retirement.

On Equal Pay Day, Milwaukee Security Officers Announce They’ve Joined Local 1!

On Equal Pay Day, dozens of labor and community allies rallied outside Milwaukee City Hall in support of pay equality and to welcome local security officers into their union, SEIU Local 1.

10,000 Local 1 Chicagoland Janitors Overwhelmingly Ratify Strong New Contracts, Win Good Raises and Better Benefits

By coming together, Local 1 janitors won financial security and a better future. Now they’re supporting CPS custodians who are fighting for the same.

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer Joins SEIU Local 1 Janitor for Day-in-the-Life

Janitors, healthcare workers, public employees and more are coming together to lift wages for all Detroit working families

SEIU Illinois State Council Endorses J.B. Pritzker for Governor

SEIU members are ready to defeat failed Governor Bruce Rauner and elect J.B. Pritzker in November!

Local 1 Celebrates The Women Who Make Chicago Work!

On International Women’s Day, hundreds of Local 1 women janitors and custodians who clean our Chicagoland offices, schools and public buildings rallied with their allies as #WomenRise for good jobs and a strong new contract!

Hundreds Of Local 1 Janitors Kick Off Their Campaign For Strong New Contracts!

Hundreds of Local 1 members from across the Midwest came together in Chicago for their leadership convention.

Chicago Airport Workers Grow Their Movement To Join Local 1!

Worker leaders at Chicago O’Hare International Airport continue to reaffirm their commitment to a better future with SEIU Local 1.

Congratulations CRE Graduates!

Twenty Local 1 building engineers, representing six different management companies, were the first group to graduate from the one-year Certified Residential Engineers training program!

Officers at DePaul continue their fight into 2018!

The fight isn’t over! Be on the lookout for updates in January 2018 as Guardian Officers at DePaul continue their fight for a voice on the job and a better future for their families.

St. Louis Lambert Janitors Ratify Strong New Contract

Local 1 janitors come together to fight for a brighter future and a better airport for all St. Louis working families.

O’Hare Airport Worker Fights Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Mohammad Al Zayed, a Syrian refugee and janitor at O’Hare Airport, talked to the Associated Press about how the Trump administration’s travel ban would impact him and his family.

Supporting Our Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico

25,000 SEIU members and their families are struggling in the aftermath of the most devastating storm to hit Puerto Rico in a century, and SEIU Local 1 members stand with them as they recover and rebuild. More than a week after …

Jel Sert Workers Win!

After months of coming together and showing their strength at the negotiation table, nearly 1,000 Jel Sert operators, mechanics, janitors, and clerks overwhelmingly ratified a strong new contract that provides financial security and a brighter future for themselves and their families.