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CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS BACKS REGGIE JONES-SAWYER’S RE-ELECTION BID
October 20, 2020
In the latest powerful testament to his wide-ranging coalition of support from prominent local elected officials in his re-election campaign for Assembly District 59, today California State Assemblyman and Founder of the California Progressive Caucus Reggie Jones-Sawyer earned a highly-coveted endorsement from U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters. ... read more »
BERNIE SANDERS CALLS OUT DECEPTIVE PRO-EFREN MARTINEZ MAILER
October 15, 2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Calls CA Prison Guard PAC Liars For Insinuating His Support of Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s Opponent After the California Correctional Peace Officers Association PAC sent out a mailer earlier this week that misleadingly insinuated that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders supports Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer's opponent in the race for AD-59, Efren Martinez, today Senator Sanders sent out a tweet denouncing the deceptive mailer and calling on Martinez to condemn the deceitful efforts being made on his behalf. ... read more »
California State Bar Shaken by Personnel Issues Involving Two Black Women
September 17, 2020
In less than one month, the State Bar of California has been roiled in high-level personnel snafus involving two prominent Black California women.  ... read more »
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Statement on Mayor Garcetti’s Announcements During Ongoing Protests
June 4, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last night that the City would cut the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $100-$150 million, responding to the demands of tens of thousands of Los Angeles residents who have protested and advocated this past week. By showing up together for Black lives, we have made this possible. ... read more »
STATEMENT FROM APRIL VERRETT PRESIDENT OF SEIU LOCAL 2015
April 23, 2020
  “The data that was recently shared on the persistent, growing and deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in California nursing homes is a clarion call to action for all of us. ... read more »
California’s Largest Union SEIU 2015 Calls on Federal Government for Immediate Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
April 9, 2020
Without proper personal protective equipment (PPE) frontline workers are being put in harm’s way and putting their own health at risk ... read more »
SEIU California Applauds Governor’s Executive Order on School Funding During COVID-19 Closures
March 13, 2020
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Max Arias, executive director of SEIU Local 99 and SEIU California executive board member, after Governor Newsom signed an executive order that will keep dollars flowing to schools closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order means schools closed to protect communities’ health can safely safely serve meals, deliver online instruction, and support special education and other crucial student needs. ... read more »
Rideshare Drivers, Union Form Alliance in Support of AB5
September 5, 2019
Over 100 Uber and Lyft drivers formed a caravan on August 25, embarking on a three day trip to Sacramento in support of AB5, a bill that would redefine independent contractor status in California.  Members of two unions, the Mobile Workers Alliance and Gig Workers Rising, joined the drivers; the group also stopping to rally at Uber headquarters in San Francisco and returning home on August 28. ... read more »
Black Workers, Labor Unions and Justice
March 21, 2019
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  ... read more »
Nation’s Largest Long-Term Care Union Welcome April Verrett As Its New President
January 10, 2019
The members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2015, the nation’s largest long-term care union representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California, are celebrating the new year with the start of April Verrett as their President.    ... read more »
NATION’S LARGEST LONG TERM CARE UNION WELCOMES APRIL VERRETT AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT
January 8, 2019
The members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2015, the nation’s largest long term care union representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California, are celebrating the new year with the start of April Verrett as their President. ... read more »
Will a New Consumer Bureau Director Heed the Agency’s Mission?
December 20, 2018
In her first news conference as a Senate-confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Kathleen Kraninger’s remarks sounded a lot like Mick Mulvaney, her former boss at the Office of Budget and Management (OMB). ... read more »
Laphonza Butler Announces Planned Departure From SEIU
October 25, 2018
This week Laphonza Butler, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 and a Vice President of SEIU International, announced she will be leaving the organization at year’s end. ... read more »
Laphonza Butler President of SEIU Local 2015, Appointed Budget Director to University of California Board of Regents
August 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO, CALIF – .Gov. Jerry Brown appointed the head of California’s largest union and three others Monday to the University of California Board of Regents, which sets tuition and other policy for the university system. ... read more »
Laphonza Butler Discusses Black Women’s Equal Pay Day for Fortune Magazine
August 7, 2018
Today, August 7th, is ... . This means that black women had to work all of 2017 and this far into 2018 to make as much as white men made in 2017 alone. ... read more »
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