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Brown: Don’t forget the other strike

***FOR POSSIBLE FILE ART USE ON O'HARE/AMERICAN AIRLINES*** 07-26-05 Terminal 2, O'Hare Int'l Airport -  Baggage handlers unload bags from an American Airlines flight at O'Hare Int'l Airport Tuesday in Chicago. Photo by John J. Kim/Sun-Times

There’s a second one-day strike this week that differs from the one you already know about in several key ways, including that this one might actually accomplish something.

The workers who were scheduled to walk off their jobs at O’Hare Airport late Wednesday and continue through Thursday aren’t expected to cause nearly as much disruption as the teachers shutting down Chicago Public Schools on Friday.

In fact, there’s a question of whether even airport-goers will notice the strike if they don’t happen across the demonstration planned for 8 a.m. between O’Hare Terminals 2 and 3.

But for the hundreds of low-wage security officers, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors and passenger attendants expected to participate in the O’Hare job action, the effort has the potential to be a life-changer.

Read the full story over at the Chicago Sun-Times!

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Illinois Residents: Get Covered Today!

Now the is the time to get health insurance coverage!

  • The Affordable Care Act is only for workers who do not have insurance. If you are covered through a plan provided by your employer or through another means, please ignore this message.
  • The ACA is a federal law and everyone needs to be covered. 
  • There are several ways to sign up
    • Call Get Covered IL at 866-311-1119 to make an appointment with an assistant near their home.
    • Visit: GetCoveredIllinois.gov to make an appointment
    • Go in person to the following locations
      • Thompson Center (Food Court) – 9:30 am – 4 pm (CFL-WAC is there on Tuesdays and Fridays through Jan. 31)
      • Harold Washington Library (Main Lobby) – 10 am – 4 pm (CFL-WAC is there on Wednesdays through Jan. 31)

Local 1 is committed to serving its members. We do not have the ability to sign up members. Workers must sign up via one of the ways described above.

If you have any questions, please call Daisy Navar at 312-233-8767

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Trabajadores de Chicago se suman a la lucha por $15

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Low-Wage Workers March In Downtown Chicago and Push For Fight For $15 Political Agenda

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Labor, Faith, Justice, and Environmental Leaders Join Forces to Demand Action on Climate Change in Chicago

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Enviros, Labor Leaders And Religious Figures Rally In Chicago For Climate Justice

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CPS to lose more custodians later this month

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SEIU Local 1 Member Newsletter – Summer 2015

Newsletter2Stay informed on what is happening across your local.

“Our recent wins are exciting, and proof that SEIU Local 1 members are leading the way for working families. The economic gains we make in our contracts not only help SEIU Local 1 members’ families live a better life, but they also promise a better future for our country.”
– Tom Balanoff, SEIU Local 1 President

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SEIU Local 1 Awards 16 College Scholarships

2015 Scholarship Winners and their Parents, all SEIU Local 1 Members

2015 SEIU Local 1 Scholarship Winners and their Parents

Unions help working families fulfill their dreams in many ways. One way SEIU Local 1 does this is by providing yearly college scholarships.

SEIU Local 1 recently awarded almost $40,000 in scholarships to sixteen members’ children, including a grand prize scholarship of $10,000.

Every year, SEIU Local 1 awards college scholarships to members and their children. These scholarships enable recipients to pursue their educational goals at colleges, universities, labor study programs and technical schools. Scholarships are funded by SEIU Local 1’s annual golf outing.

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CPS Custodians Win Raises, Sick Days

CPSContractVote2015_MG_1583 smallSEIU Local 1 members who clean Chicago Public Schools won a new three-year contract that ensures annual wage increases and protects fully employer-paid healthcare over the next three years for more than 1,400 janitors and their families. The janitors also secured two additional paid sick days, ensuring healthier Chicago families and schools.

Watch this video to witness our inspiring campaign and victory: www.seiu1.org/RaiseAmerica.

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