SEIU Local 1 represents more than 36,000 members in the building services industry – including more than 6,000 residential workers; however, a portion of this industry does not enjoy the benefits of a union. We must build our strength by showing these workers how their lives can improve with the Union Difference. We are currently working to organize residential workers throughout Chicago.

Local 1 has made great strides in representing residential workers throughout its history. We have been representing workers in the building services industry for MORE THAN 100 years. Our history enables us to be at the forefront of the industry and to provide our current and future members the best representation possible.

The SEIU Local 1 residential contract is strong. Among other items it provides security in:

  • Wages
  • Benefits
  • Job retention

It allows members to be part of a stable workforce, and creates opportunity by providing training and advancement for janitors to increase their skills and promote to maintenance workers.

To learn more, contact: Efrain Elias at: 877-233-8880.


Coming Together for a Better Residential Contract

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Coming Together for a Better

Residential Contract

More than 40 SEIU Local 1 Chief Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Maintenance Mechanics and Residential Janitors came together to start  their campaign for a better contract and higher wages. Local 1 members came together to discuss better bargaining strategies in preparation for the start of contract negotiations on July 11th.

With our contract set to expire on November 30th, it’s important we stand together and get involved to win at the bargaining table. We can win the raises we need and a more secure retirement if EVERYONE participates.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, we want to hear your voice! Click here and let us know what you want to see out of your new contract.  

And mark your calendars: Don’t forget attend our campaign kickoff on June 28th, 1340 W. Washington, Chicago 5PM!  

Efrain Elias
Residential Division Director
SEIU Local 1

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