National Support for Striking Downtown Detroit SecurAmerica Security Officers Continues to Grow with Backing from 2020 Presidential Candidates  

National Support for Striking Downtown Detroit SecurAmerica Security Officers Continues to Grow with Backing from 2020 Presidential Candidates     DETROIT –  Yesterday, downtown Detroit security officers walked off the job in an unfair labor practice strike to protest over …

Congratulations 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Every year, Local 1 awards college scholarships across the Midwest to members and their children because no matter our background, we all want a better future for our families!

Cleveland Janitors at ArcelorMittal Steel Mill Ratify Strong New Contract With a Path to $15/Hr!

Under the agreement, janitors will see a 60% wage increase over the five-year contract, with every worker on a path to $15 by 2023.

SEIU Illinois State Council Cheers Toni Preckwinkle’s Plan to Push for $15 Minimum Wage in Chicago by 2021

The SEIU Illinois State Council applauds Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to push for a $15 minimum wage for Chicago working families by 2021.

SEIU Local 1 Cheers Sherrod Brown’s Re-Election

SEIU Local 1 Cheers Sherrod Brown’s Re-Election Sherrod is a steadfast leader in Congress for Ohio’s working families CLEVELAND – SEIU Local 1 Executive Board Member and janitor Sandra Ellington, who works at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, released the following …

Window Washers, Chicago’s Real Life Skyline Superheroes, Continue Industry-Wide Strike for a Better Future for their Kids with Family Rally at Millennium Park

Window Washers, Children Dressed in Superhero Costumes to Rally at Millennium Park to Urge Corporate Services CEO to Invest in Chicago’s Communities CHICAGO – SEIU Local 1 window washers, joined by their families, will continue their strike Tuesday at Millennium Park …

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.