The following statement can be attributed to SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH President Becky Williams on the announcement of Anthony Caldwell as Director for Public Affairs:
“We are pleased to announce Anthony Caldwell as our new Director of Public Affairs for SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH. Anthony has spent his career dedicated to improving the lives of working people and working to achieve greater social and economic justice. Caldwell’s experience in communications and politics matched with his depth of knowledge of the legislature have prepared him to lead in this important role.”
“SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH believes in and will fight for a just society where all workers are valued and all people are respected, where all families and communities thrive and where we leave a better and more equal world for generations to come.”
In response to this announcement, Anthony Caldwell has issued the following statement:
“I am humbled and honored to serve as the Director of Public Affairs for SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH. I look forward to advancing our vision to make poverty history by ensuring all workers have a path to $15 per hour and union rights, affordable child care, quality long-term care and we properly address racism, discrimination and injustice in our community.”
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH is the health care and social service union for West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. District 1199 represents nearly 29,000 healthcare, social service and public sector workers. The union is part of the Service Employees International Union whose 2 million members make it the largest union of health care workers and the fastest growing union in the world.