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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.

Road to the Chicago Airport Worker Ordinance: Victory is Near!

Major legislation slated for a Chicago City Council vote on September 6 would create a pathway to unionization for nearly 8,000 O’Hare and Midway airport workers and raise their wages to $13.45 an hour.

Road to the Chicago Airport Worker Ordinance: Part 4

Para leer en español, se desplaza hacia abajo / Scroll down to read the Spanish version Building off the momentum from their massive November 2016 strike, Chicago airport workers began 2017 with a ground swell of support from the public. …

Road to the Chicago Airport Ordinance: Part 3

When we last left off in “Road to the Chicago Airport Worker Ordinance: Part 2,” O’Hare Airport workers and their supporters on the Chicago City Council and at SEIU Local 1 had called attention to wage theft allegations at the airport.

Road to the Chicago Airport Worker Ordinance: Part 2

Thanks to an SEIU Local 1-backed ordinance set for a Chicago City Council vote on September 6th, 8,000 contracted service workers at O’Hare and Midway airports are close to winning a $13.45 wage and the right to join a union!

Road to the Chicago Airport Worker Ordinance: Part 1

Para leer en español, se desplaza hacia abajo / Scroll down to read the Spanish version. Have you heard the big news? Chicago airport workers are moving a HUGE step forward in their fight for $15 and union rights! Nearly …

SEIU Local 1 Members, Allies Kick Off Fight to Raise Missouri’s Minimum Wage

SEIU Local 1 members, the Kansas City AFL-CIO, Stand Up Kansas City and Missouri Jobs With Justice came together and kicked off the Raise Up Missouri campaign to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12!

When it comes to contract negotiations, SEIU Local 1 Residential members mean business

United in the fight, janitors, maintenance workers, and engineers have rallied for the past few weeks, and their strength continues to grow! Each residential rally is bigger than the last with future rallies planned in the coming weeks.

Fighting for a Better St. Louis

The following op-ed by SEIU Local 1 janitor Cynthia Sanders appeared in the June 20 edition of the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch: “Imagine receiving a raise that would change your life. Now imagine that extra money being torn away from you …

VICTORY: St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase

After an over two-year fight, the minimum wage in St. Louis city rose to $10 on May 5 and will rise to $11 dollars on January 1, 2018. If you work in St. Louis city and make less than $10 an hour, your wages should have gone up to $10 an hour.

Airport Workers Lobby at Chicago City Hall

O’Hare Airport workers know that when they come together and fight for $15 and union rights, Chicago airports can be an economic engine for the entire city and Chicago can be a better place!

Chicago Airport Workers combine their strength with workers in their #FightFor15

On March 11th, O’Hare Airport workers joined together with Chicago fast food, homecare, childcare workers, and adjunct professors at a Fight For $15 Summit to strategize and plan on how they win $15 and union rights! While they all work …

SCOTUS Rulings Uphold Freedom of Women

On June 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt case. The 5-3 ruling blocks Texas’s harmful Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws, which would have …

SEIU Local 1 Marches in 2016 Pride Parade

On June 26th, SEIU Local 1, SEIU HCII, and SEIU Local 73 came together to march in Chicago’s LGBTQ Pride Parade. We packed the float and, despite the heat, had a great time.   The parade kicked off with a …