Committees

Members grow the strength, efficacy and diversity of our union through a number of standing committees. To find additional information or to get involved, click the link to your committee of interest below (under construction).

  • Committee on Political Education (COPE)
  • Health & Safety Committee (public sector)
  • Lavender Caucus (LGBTQ members)
  • Organizing Committee
  • Solidarity Committee
  • Stewards Council
  • Veterans Committee
  • Women’s Caucus
  • Workplace Safety (private sector)
  • Young Workers

 

Join us January 21!

On January 21, human service workers and educators will march in solidarity with communities most affected by the alarming uptick in acts of intolerance and violence in the wake of the November elections. We’ll stand in solidarity with women, immigrants, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQ to send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.
 
Held on the day after the Presidential Inauguration, our goal is to see hundreds of thousands of Americans from cities, towns and schools across the nation marching together for change.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 Additional details below. Contact Marcelle Grair with questions.
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Boston Globe Editorial | Mandate treatment, funding for mentally ill

Gerry Hill, father of David, an Eastham man suffering with mental illness who was shot and killed by police.

Gerry Hill, father of David, an Eastham man suffering with mental illness who was shot and killed by police.

NANCY CHIERO WAS as devoted as she was patient with her son Lee. The 35-year-old Uxbridge man had spent his life struggling with psychotic delusions, which would periodically send him to the emergency room for a prescription for medications. Those brought a brief respite, but Lee, who lived in his mother’s basement, would soon cycle off the meds and the visions would return. In 2007, caught in the grips of paranoia, he pushed her down the stairs and fatally stabbed her in the eyes — capturing the murder on videotape.

The story of the Uxbridge mother and son is emblematic of the state’s failed policies for treating those with serious mental illness. In a powerful series called “The Desperate and the Dead,” the Globe’s Spotlight team chronicled decades of tepid response, persistent underfunding, and governmental neglect that has thrown mentally ill patients into the streets and left families, police, and ER doctors with an enormous burden of care.

Since 2005, the series reported, more than 10 percent of all state homicides in which a suspect is known were allegedly committed by people with a history of mental illness or its clear symptoms. The Globe built a first-ever database of such cases; the numbers show that over the past 11 years at least 139 people in Massachusetts have died violently at the hands of a person with a diagnosed mental illness, or strong signs of one.

The arc of mental health care was supposed to be different, especially in the Bay State, where Frederick Wiseman’s shocking 1967 documentary, “Titicut Follies,” exposed humiliations inflicted on patients at Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane and prompted pledges for change. State officials moved to shut down mental hospitals, with the aim of placing patients in more humane community clinics. The number of inpatient psychiatric beds in the state declined to 671 as of last year, from a peak of 23,560 in 1953, according to Spotlight.

But that robust system of community care never materialized. State officials slashed funding for inpatient mental health care by more than half from 1994 to 2013, at the same time that some treatment was being farmed out to private companies and nonprofits. But nearly a third of community mental health providers in Massachusetts reported closing clinics from 2013 to 2015, including the sort of intensive programs that could have benefited Nancy Chiero and her son.

Closing the gaps left by the legacy of deinstitutionalization is, front and center, an essential job of government. Cities like San Antonio provide a model, with aggressive funding of a system to handle psychiatric and substance abuse crises and move people from jails and ERs into treatment, Spotlight reports. There are other signs of progress in Massachusetts: In 2015, the state received nearly $1 million in federal seed money intended to establish pilot community clinics. And Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has put $41 million into MassHealth reimbursement rates — as private insurers seem to be fleeing in droves.

Finally, change is needed in state law in order to protect families, friends, and the public from mentally ill patients who pose a danger to others. Massachusetts, with its strong support for civil liberties, is one of only four states without a law that allows courts to compel patients with a history of noncompliance to undergo treatment. Such “assisted outpatient treatment” laws have led to better health outcomes in other states: patients are escorted to settings where they receive required medications. And while psychiatric medications can cause unwanted side effects — and research sometimes seems stuck in another era — they can also be effective in quelling symptoms.

It’s important to note that the vast number of those with mental illness are not violent, and feel stigmatized by any broad-brush approach. But legislators could couple the law with more funding for community clinics, as well as education and training. It could ultimately help patients like Lee Chiero and those who love them.

Read the full editorial from The Boston Globe.

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SEIU’s Henry: Trump Dept of Labor nominee Puzder dead wrong for America’s working families

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Mary Kay Henry, SEIU President

WASHINGTON—SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s intended nomination of Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, to be Secretary of Labor:

“With the intended nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor, President-elect Trump has once again shown how out-of-touch he is with what working Americans need. Working families, including those who elected him, issued a mandate for economic change because they are sick and tired of working longer and harder than ever but still struggling to build a better future for their families. Puzder has proven he doesn’t support working people: he opposes raises to the minimum wage, even though every time Americans have been called to vote for raises on the ballot, they always do.

“Throughout his career, Andrew Puzder has shown he does not believe in the dignity of all work and has used his position to line his own pockets at the expense of workers. In 2012, Puzder made $4.4 million, a full 291 times more than the average food worker. He doesn’t support measures that would help families who work hard build a better life, such as the overtime rule, which would put more money in the pockets of millions of workers for the extra work they do. He wants machines to replace workers because robots ‘never take a vacation’ – even though robots can not ever replace the work that people do. He has stood with Republican congressional leaders who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act – even though his underpaid workers and millions of working Americans depend on it for healthcare.

“Working Americans aren’t fooled by the anti-worker Trump-Puzder vision for America. They know it threatens their ability to have a voice and to provide for their families. That is why millions of American workers continue to come together through the Fight for $15 movement to make President-elect Trump and his administration deal with our economic reality. Together, workers in the Fight for $15 movement have made the kind of economic change America is crying out for by paving the way for 20 million people to get a raise. SEIU members will not back down, we will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism and we will not stop until all work in valued and every community in America has the opportunity to thrive.”

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MacKinnon & Tousignant: What comes next for our union?

Join fellow SEIU members and community allies January 6 for a strategy session to determine our next steps

Dear Friends,

There’s no point in sugar-coating it. We were disappointed with much of the results on November 8. And regardless of how you voted, there’s no doubt the outcome of at least one race or ballot initiative bothered you too. With so many important issues at stake and so many mixed messages sent by voters across the country, we have a lot to think about in the wake of the 2016 election. 

One thing is for certain: change is coming, and it’s up to us to make sure our work continues and our communities stay strong in the face of whatever comes next

So we have to ask ourselves: What kind of state and country do we want to live in? What action are we willing to take to protect the things we value and make change where it’s needed? 

No matter what challenges we may face, know that this union will continue to stand up for human service workers, educators and the communities we live in — particularly those who who have been targeted by the disturbing rhetoric of this campaign. We will stand in support of those who feel threatened — whether due to their gender identity, orientation, faith, ethnicity or immigration status. We will stand for public and private sector workers whose right to collectively bargain will no doubt come under attack. We will stand with those fighting for a clean environment, criminal justice reform, economic equality and many other important causes. 

In short, we will stand together because we are stronger together.
And we’d like to invite you to an upcoming event where we will begin to chart our course forward:  


LEGISLATIVE & ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY TRAINING

Friday, January 6
9:00AM to 5:00PM
(meals and translation services provided)

293 Boston Post Road West | Marlborough, MA

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Join fellow SEIU members and community allies for a two-day ‘Legislative and Electoral Accountability Training’ January 6th at our office in Marlborough. With the 2016 elections behind us, we now turn our attention to holding elected officials of both parties at all levels of government accountable to an agenda that puts working families first.  

We will train attendees on the budget and legislative process, learn best practices on motivating colleagues to take action, hear from elected officials from both major parties, and have an open discussion to help determine issue priorities for the coming year and beyond. 

 Members will need to use their own time off (personal, vacation, flex, etc.), though our union will be reimburse for lost time/compensation and travel. Translation will be available. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP today. 



Even if these specific dates don’t work for you, there are a host of ways you can become more involved in our union and its initiatives:

  • If you’d like to join our efforts to win strong contracts and build more power in our worksites, please contact Shanna Weston.
  • If you want to help fellow workers organize and form new unions, contact Joao (John) Baptista.
  • If you want to play a part in growing our legislative and political strength on key issues, contact Chris Condon.

Needless to say, this is a critical time for human service workers, educators and the populations we serve. Our combined energy, strength and vision is more important than ever — so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your thoughts and ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for all you do!

Sincerely, 

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Susan Tousignant
President
Peter MacKinnon
President-Elect

 

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Save the Date: Major ‘RaiseUp’ Legislative Announcement November 29!

Through our Raise Up Massachusetts coalition, human service workers and educators have been on the front lines of the fight to tackle income inequality and build an economy that works for everyone. Together, we won an historic increase in the minimum wage, earned sick time benefits for all MA families, and launched a campaign to amend the state constitution to invest in education and transportation by making millionaires pay their fair share.

The November election has demonstrated that our work at the state level in Massachusetts is more important than ever — and we’re ready to make a major legislative announcement regarding the next step in our historic effort.

Join us Tuesday, November 29, at 1:30PM at the Grand Staircase on the 2nd Floor of the Massachusetts State House for this important important announcement.

What: Raise Up Massachusetts Legislative Announcement and Rally
When: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:30PM
Where: Grand Staircase, 2nd Floor, Massachusetts State House

On the 29th, working families from across the Commonwealth will come together to rally for a landmark bill we plan to file in the next legislation session. Join Raise Up Massachusetts as we hold our legislators accountable to all workers in the Commonwealth.

Join with hundreds of workers from across Massachusetts as we stand together as one movement for a better Commonwealth.

In Solidarity,

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Susan Tousignant, President

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Vote ‘No On 2’ to Save Our Public Schools

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The election is just a few days away and public school students across Massachusetts need your help!

As you may know, parents and educators are in locked into a fight with out-of-state billionaires who are trying to take over our public education system by passing Question #2 on Tuesday’s ballot. Local 509 is standing with thousands of concerned teachers and parents in asking that you VOTE NO ON QUESTION #2 so we can maintain our public schools and say no to unaccountable charter initiatives.

Pulls show a dead-even campaign on Question 2 with momentum on our side, so every conversation, door knock and phone call makes a big difference! Join Senator Elizabeth Warren, Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and over 200 school committees from across the state in voting NO on Question 2.  

Want to take action in the final days of this campaign? Contact Deputy Political Director Calvin Feliciano to get involved!

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2016 General Election Endorsements

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Here’s just a few of our most important legislative priorities:

Increase Funding at the Department of Children and Families
Keep at-risk kids safe from abuse and neglect by supporting the funding increases needed to hire additional DCF social workers to reduce caseloads for front-line social workers and investigators.

Keep Health Insurance Costs  from Increasing for State Workers
Allow state employees to continue to pay the same premium share through the GIC, which potentially saving our families upwards of $2,000 a year in increased health insurance costs.

Increase Access to Early Ed with a Living Wage for Providers
Upwards of 40,000 kids remain on a wait list for affordable child care and early education opportunities in MA. Meanwhile, family child care educators who provide these essential services struggle to make ends meet.  We must continue to fight for appropriate funding to reduce this wait list and support the efforts to increase provider salaries to $15 an hour.

Pass the “Millionaires Tax” to Invest in Transit and Education
To generate the revenue needed to make improvements to our crumbling infrastructure and ensure that every child in the Commonwealth has access to a quality public education from pre-k to college, we must tax millionaires in Massachusetts at a higher rate.

Support Paid Family and Medical Leave
Right now 1.2 million workers in Massachusetts risk losing their jobs if they need to take time off to recover from childbirth or take care of a sick family member with a serious illness. Supporting the passage of Paid Family and Medical Leave in MA could help right this wrong.

Ballot Initiative Endorsement: Vote ‘NO’ on Question 2

SEIU Local 509 is standing with thousands of concerned teachers and parents in asking that you vote ‘no’ on Question 2 to maintain our public schools and block unaccountable charter initiatives.
Click here to learn more about this ballot initiative and its impact on our communities.

State Representative Endorsements

Our Committee on Political Education (COPE) has endorsed the following people for State Representative based on their exemplary record of supporting 85% or more of our legislative priorities.

Full Title District 509 Voting Record
Rep. Denise Provost TWENTY-SEVENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Gerry Cassidy NINTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Hank Naughton TWELFTH WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Jose Tosado NINTH HAMPDEN DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Josh Cutler SIXTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Liz Malia ELEVENTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Mary Keefe FIFTEENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Mike Day THIRTY-FIRST MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier THIRD BERKSHIRE DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Cory Atkins FOURTEENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 96 %
Rep. Jared Parisella SIXTH ESSEX DISTRICT 94 %
Sen. Ken Gordon TWENTY-FIRST MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 92 %
Rep. Jim Cantwell FOURTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 91 %
Rep. John Rogers TWELFTH NORFOLK DISTRICT 90 %
Rep. Tom Stanley NINTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 90 %
Sen. Evandro Carvalho FIFTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT 88 %
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell FIFTEENTH ESSEX DISTRICT 88 %
Rep. Tom Calter TWELFTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 88 %
Rep. Rady Mom EIGHTEENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 86 %
Rep. Danielle Gregoire FOURTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT *
Aaron Kanzer SECOND BARNSTABLE DISTRICT *
Brian Murray TENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT *
Chynah Tyler SEVENTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT *
Rep. David Viera THIRD BARNSTABLE DISTRICT *
Dylan Fernandes BARNSTABLE, DUKES & NANTUCKET DISTRICT *
Estele Bourges THIRD BRISTOL DISTRICT *
Jack Patrick Lewis SEVENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT *
Jen Migliore NINTH ESSEX DISTRICT *
Joan Meschino THIRD PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *
John Mahoney FIRST PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *
Kara Nyman FIFTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *
Michael Toole FIRST BRISTOL DISTRICT *
Rep. Moses Dixon SEVENTEENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT *
Rep. Natalie Higgins FOURTH WORCESTER DISTRICT *
Paul Jacques FOURTH BRISTOL DISTRICT *
Rosemary Sandlin THIRD HAMPDEN DISTRICT *
Sara Hewins SECOND PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *

 

State Senator Endorsements

Local 509 COPE has also endorsed the following people for State Senate based on their exemplary record of supporting 85% or more of our legislative priorities.

Full Title District 509 Voting Record
Sen. Barbara L’Italien SECOND ESSEX & MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Jamie Eldridge MIDDLESEX & WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Jason Lewis FIFTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. John Keenan NORFOLK & PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Stan Rosenberg HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN & WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Mike Moore SECOND WORCESTER DISTRICT 93 %
Sen. Katie O’Connor Ives CAPE & ISLANDS DISTRICT 92 %
Sen. Marc Pacheco FIRST PLYMOUTH & BRISTOL DISTRICT 91 %
Sen. Anne Gobi WORCESTER, HAMPDEN, HAMPSHIRE & MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 89 %
Sen. Eric Lessor FIRST HAMPDEN & HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT 89 %
Sen. Partrick O’Connor PLYMOUTH & NORFOLK DISTRICT 89 %
Adam Hinds BERKSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN & HAMPDEN DISTRICT *
Sen. Don Humanson SECOND HAMPDEN & HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT *
Julian Cyr CAPE & ISLANDS DISTRICT *
Sen. Walter Timilty NORFOLK, BRISTOL & PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *

*For open seat races, the Committee On Political Education interviewed candidates to assess if they were committed to 509’s legislative priorities. In some cases, incumbents who did not meet our strict 85% cutoff rating were endorsed based on being a recent champion of some of our highest priority legislation.

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Henry: Rising Insurance Premiums Signal Next Congress Must Get Serious About Healthcare Costs

Washington, DC – SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement in response to an increase in premium rates from insurance companies for some plans offered through healthcare.gov:

“The fact that insurance companies are increasing healthcare premiums is not news to working people, but it is a warning bell for the next Congress. For six years and more than 60 repeal votes, opponents of the healthcare law have refused to share a serious, comprehensive plan to strengthen and improve it. Today, we are seeing a direct result of their inaction.

“As Americans are getting ready to choose a healthcare plan starting November 1, they should know that higher tax credits will be available for plans with the greatest increases. In fact, more than 8 in 10 people shopping on healthcare.gov last year received tax credits to help pay for their insurance and this year 75 percent of people will still be able to find a plan for less than $75 a month.

“The law is here to stay, but as the nation’s largest union of healthcare workers, we know it must be strengthened. Americans are beyond frustrated by a Congress that has put politics before their health and by healthcare headlines that are their daily reality, whether it’s drug company CEO’s making millions from life-saving cancer drugs, or the lack of transparency when it comes to what a doctor visit or procedure actually costs.

“The nurses, doctors and healthcare workers of SEIU know that Hillary Clinton will be a president who will come to the table with new ideas and new solutions to lower healthcare costs, and improve a law that is covering more Americans than ever before in our history. Every member of Congress should be prepared to do the same.”

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El alza a las primas de seguros indica que el próximo Congreso debe tomar en serio el costo de atención médica

WASHINGTON, D.C.— La presidenta del sindicato SEIU internacional, Mary Kay Henry, hizo la siguiente declaración en torno al aumento al costo de las primas por parte de las compañías aseguradoras para algunos planes que se ofrecen a través del portal cuidadodesalud.gov: 

“El hecho de que las compañías aseguradoras estén aumentando las primas de atención médica no es noticia para los trabajadores, pero es una advertencia para el próximo Congreso. Durante 6 años y más de 60 votos para revocarla, los opositores a la ley de atención médica se han negado a compartir un plan serio integral para fortalecerla y mejorarla. Hoy en día, estamos viendo el resultado directo de su inacción.

“Mientras que los norteamericanos se preparan para elegir un plan médico a partir del 1º de noviembre, deben saber que habrá un incremento de créditos de impuestos para los planes con los mayores aumentos. De hecho, más de 8 de cada 10 personas que compraron en el portal, cuidadodesalud.gov el año pasado recibieron créditos fiscales para ayudarles a pagar su seguro, y este año, el 75% de las personas todavía podrá encontrar un plan por menos de $75 al mes.

“La ley llegó para quedarse, pero nosotros, como el sindicato más grande de trabajadores del sector de salud, sabemos que debe ser fortalecida. Los norteamericanos están más que frustrados con un Congreso que ha puesto la política por encima de su salud y con titulares de prensa sobre atención médica que son su realidad diaria: ya sea que los ejecutivos de las compañías farmacéuticas están ganando millones con medicinas contra el cáncer para salvar vidas, o bien la falta de transparencia cuando se trata del costo real de una consulta al doctor o de un procedimiento.

“Las enfermeras, los doctores y los trabajadores del sector de salud de SEIU saben que Hillary Clinton será una presidenta que acudirá a la mesa de negociaciones con nuevas ideas y nuevas soluciones para bajar los costos de la atención médica y para mejorar una ley que está cubriendo a más estadounidenses que nunca antes en nuestra historia. Todo miembro del Congreso debería estar preparado para hacer lo mismo.”

 

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Help Ensure Our Voices are Heard in November! // Asegurar que Nuestras Voces sean Escuchadas en Noviembre!

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Political Sign Up Buttons_ENGBelieve it or not, Election Day is just around the corner — and we only have a few weeks left to make a difference as we elect a new President, send legislators to represent us on Beacon Hill, and fight to preserve public education in Massachusetts.

As part of our effort to ensure the voices of human service workers and educators are heard on November 8th, SEIU 509 members will have the opportunity to participate in our fall Political Action Program.  As in previous years, we plan to do all we can to elect state and local elected leaders who understand the issues that matter most to SEIU members and the communities we serve. We’ll also fight to protect funding for our public schools by defeating Question 2 — in addition to campaigning in New Hampshire to help defeat Donald Trump’s destructive agenda.

I hope you’ll get involved by signing up here.

Our push for fairer workplaces and stronger communities doesn’t stop with the fall elections. We’ll need to work hard to support the allies we elect as they pursue a progressive legislative agenda in 2017 and beyond. From the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage, to making millionaires pay their fair share in taxes, to comprehensive immigration reform, to paid family and medical leave, we’ll need all hands on deck.  Sign up here to get involved in any or all of these important issues. 

The SEIU Political Action Program will launch on Thursday, October 13 and run through Election Day. So whether you’re interested in volunteering on a local campaign, getting involved in a ballot initiative, taking a trip to a presidential battleground state like New Hampshire or just staying informed of future opportunities, be sure to sign up using the online form. We’ll have updates soon on a host of events, from our upcoming member political action training to celebratory Election Night events.

This is an important political season for human service workers and educators throughout the Commonwealth and across the country. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare in the coming weeks, I hope you’ll get involved.  

Thank you for all you do!

Sincerely,
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Susan Tousignant, President

P.S. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact Bridget Quinn or Calvin Feliciano



Political Sign Up Buttons_ESPEl día de elección ya está por venir — solo tenemos un par de semanas en asegurarnos que hagamos las diferencia en lo que elijamos el nuevo presidente, los legislativos estatales quienes nos van a servir en Beacon Hill, y vamos a batallar para asegurar que preservemos la educación pública en Massachusetts. 

Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos y en asegurarnos que las voces de trabajadores sociales y de educadores sea escuchada vamos a tener un Programa Político Comenzando el 8 de noviembre. Como en años anteriores estamos planificando en hacer todo lo que podamos hacer para elegir un nuevo liderazgo. También vamos a batallar para proteger los fondos de pregunta dos y batallar contra Trump. 

Espero que se involucren y se inscríban aquí­. 

Nuestros esfuerzos por trabajos justos y comunidades fuertes no para con la elección del otoño. Vamos tener que seguir trabajando para apoyar los que nos apoyando a nosotros mientras ellos persiguen una agenda progresiva para el año 2017.  Desde nuestra batalla para un pago mínimo de $15 dólares la hora, hacer que los millonarios paguen su parte justa en impuestos, aun plan comprehensivo inmigratorio, y al tiempo pago de familia de atención médica, vamos a necesitar a todos ustedes. Inscríbase aquí para que se involucren en una de estas oportunidades.

El programa político de SEIU va a comenzar el 13 de octubre y va a continuar durante el día de elecciones. Si estas interesada en ser voluntario quieres ser parte de una campaña local y desea quedarse al día con las elecciones por favor inscríbase hoy en esta lista. 

Esta etapa electoral es sumamente importante para los trabajadores de servicios humanos y para educadores en nuestro estado. Si tienes una hora o dos por favor yo espero que ustedes se involucren.  

Gracias por todo lo que hacen.

Sinceramente,
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Susan Tousignant, Presidenta

P.D. Si tienen algunas preguntas y necesitan más información por favor contacten a Bridget Quinn o Calvin Feliciano.

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September 10: Rally to ‘Raise America’ through Fair Wages!

Raise America September 10Human service workers and educators have long been at the forefront of the fight to raise wages and improve working conditions across Massachusetts. With the support of faith leaders and community allies, we’ve won major increases in the minimum wage, secured earned sick time for more than a million working families, and set new standards in compensation and job security on college campuses and in family child care settings from Boston to the Berkshires.

This fall, nearly 15,000 janitors across New England will come together to negotiate new contracts that build on the progress made over many years to raise standards in the industry. Their struggle for fair wages comes amidst our own bargaining sessions in Higher Education and Early Childhood Education — and may set the stage for upcoming contract negotiations covering thousands of State Employees and Private Sector Human Service workers throughout the Commonwealth.

On Saturday, September 10, human service workers and educators will join janitors and service staff represented by SEIU 32BJ for a rally to ‘Raise America’. Join us at the Boston Common bandstand at 1:00pm as we bring the ‘Fight for $15’ to new heights!

‘RAISE AMERICA’ RALLY WITH SEIU 32BJ

Saturday, September 10
Gathering at 1:00opm

Boston Common – Parkman Band Stand
(underground parking in the Common Garage – 0 Charles Street, Boston)

Click here to join us and make your voice heard! 

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