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April Verrett Unanimously Elected as Secretary Treasurer of SEIU International Board
June 30, 2022
The Service Employees International Union’s International Executive Board voted unanimously June 24, to elect April Verrett as secretary-treasurer and Joseph Bryant as executive vice president, adding two dynamic young leaders to President Mary Kay Henry’s leadership team as SEIU intensifies its growing “Unions for All” effort. ... read more »
“Cease and Desist”: Cal Workers Union Pushes Back on New State Vaccine Requirement
August 5, 2021
The letter claims that the lack of communication between the state and SEIU prior to the implementation of the mandate is the reason for their complaint. ... read more »
We’re Not Waiting for the Next George Floyd Moment
May 27, 2021
George Floyd's horrific murder one year ago has ushered in a new era of accountability where it's not enough to simply say "Black Lives Matter." It's time to show it in our actions and decisions. ... read more »
Non-Profit Organizations Discuss Budget Plan that Address Highly Impacted Communities: Making Los Angeles Whole
March 18, 2021
The voice of South L.A. was amplified by community leaders on March 10, at the “Making Los Angeles Whole” round table discussion. They spoke candidly about the means of a financial arrangement for the anticipated $1 billion dollars coming from federal assistance. ... read more »
March 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade has been providing much needed resources and assistance to the African American community and all people of need and support for over 50 years.   Their mission of self-help and determination has never been more apparent and needed than through their work over the past year in helping the community navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Essential Workers, Others at High-Risk Push Back on State’s Age-Based Vaccine Rollout
February 4, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been a complex puzzle for California’s state and local governments so far, with efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible coming up against a limited statewide supply, technology issues with appointments, and protests from anti-vaxxers. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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