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Research Your Elected Officials and Their Votes
The following guides give tools to research your elected officials and their votes. Take action by writing to them or calling their office to make your voice heard.

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Research your elected officials (Project Vote Smart).
Track key votes in Congress (GovTrack).
Guide on Writing a Letter to the Editor (ACLU).
Find your elected officials and their contact information (LWV).
Tips on Writing to Your Elected Officials (ACLU).

Vote “YES” on Issue 1 for Fair Districts (OH)

Issue 1 has been endorsed by the members of SEIU District 1199, in addition to the Ohio Democratic Party, the Ohio Republican Party, civic groups, and citizens from across Ohio. Issue 1 is on the May 8th primary ballot.  New maps will …

Observing Workers Memorial Day in 2018

This Workers Memorial Day, on April 28th, we recognize workers that fought for safety protections and those who lost their lives or were injured at work. Many members of SEIU District 1199 work in occupations with potential for injury. In …

Voter Guide – Endorsed Candidates for 2018

The members of SEIU District 1199 are proud to endorse the following candidates and issues for upcoming primary elections. In West Virginia and Ohio, primary elections will be held on Tuesday, May 8th. In Kentucky, the primary will be held on …

Ohio’s Working Families Need Richard Corday As Governor

SEIU goes “All In” in support of Cordray, plans aggressive get-out-the-vote effort. COLUMBUS, OHIO – After month of interviews, questionnaires and two candidate forums, the members of the Service Employees International Union District 1199 are proud to endorse Richard Cordray …

SEIU District 1199 Endorses Sherrod Brown For U.S. Senate

The original statement from Team Sherrod with Senator Sherrod Brown’s campaign can be found here.   COLUMBUS – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 WV/KY/OH endorsed Sherrod Brown for reelection to the U.S. Senate. SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH represents nearly …

A Report on Memphis by Member Leader Adreana Tartt

As an African American female raised by a father who was a local civil rights leader fighting within his workplace for workers’ rights, I felt like I was on sacred ground. It was a reflection and pilgrimage of sorts to hear …

Parole Officers Union Appalled By Inaction On Reagan Tokes Act

Parole Officers Union Appalled By Inaction On Reagan Tokes Act SEIU District 1199 says without SB202, SB 201 does little to keep our communities safe. COLUMBUS, OHIO – In response to the passage of Senate Bill 201 by the Ohio …

Adult Parole Authority Lobby Day in Columbus

On Wednesday, May 16th, the union will be holding an Adult Parole Authority Lobby Day for SEIU District 1199 members.  We will provide lunch and refreshments for all Parole Officers that attend. We will focus on two issues:  Reagan Tokes Act (HB365/SB202)  …

We Rise – Show Your Support For Unions

A decision in the Janus case is coming soon. Let’s show that no court decision will keep us from standing united. Working people are sticking together in their Unions. 

Victory Report: ResCare Members Are United for Good Jobs & Quality Care

ResCare members work diligently each day with their consumers and stand united for good jobs and quality care. Some of the recent outcomes achieved by ResCare members standing together are detailed below.  Greenbrier County (WV): A member with ResCare was terminated from …

We Rise – Update Your Membership in 2018

This year, we are asking members to submit an updated membership card. Most importantly, updated membership helps to ensure that our chapters and Union remain strong. We are stronger together! The membership form is now available online and it is …

Rainbow Terrace Apartment Fire Donation Drive in Cleveland

Members and staff in Cleveland are currently collecting donations for families impacted by the fire at Rainbow Terrace Apartments. On March 26th, the fire destroyed the possessions of residents and left 30 families displaced.  What: Rainbow Terrace Fire Donation Drive …

SEIU District 1199 Members at The Brier Unify and Ratify Strong Contract

Health care workers at The Brier, a long-term care facility in Ronceverte, West Virginia, work diligently to provide quality care to residents. This week, they ratified a new contract, that will provide additional benefits and help ensure a strong workforce at their …

Victory Report: SEIU District 1199 Member With Cleveland Area Health Care Employer Wins Back Job

Recently, a dedicated employee in the Cleveland-area was placed on unpaid leave. He reached out to his Union and multiple issues were discovered with the way the issue was approached by the employer. Working together, the Union helped the employee show …

SEIU District 1199 Submits Comments on Medicaid Work Requirements

Today, SEIU District 1199 submitted comments to the Ohio Department of Medicaid on proposed work requirements for Medicaid. The comments share the concerns of other advocacy groups, consumers, and policy experts. Medicaid work requirements would be counterproductive and increase costs …

SEIU District 1199 Member Leader Speaks at Statehouse on Minimum Wage Bill

Columbus (OH) – Today, three legislative leaders announced at a press conference a proposal to incrementally increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.  SEIU District 1199 member leader Chaundra Kidd, a health care worker from Cleveland, spoke about the importance …

Victory Report: ResCare Union Members of SEIU District 1199 Stand United

Members of SEIU District 1199 who work for ResCare in Ohio and West Virginia provide vital health care services. The Member Resource Center has worked with ResCare members to win many victories since the start of the year. These victories …

Working People’s Day of Action and Rally for Good Union Jobs

Day of Action highlights how SEIU members are ready to stick together in their Union COLUMBUS, OH – Despite heavy rain, thousands of workers rallied outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday, February 24th to send a message to state …

Working People’s Day of Action – Together We Rise (Video)

SEIU District 1199 Members at the Putnam County Aging Program Reach New Contract

The Putnam County Aging Program offers vital services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. The agency serves Putnam County, West Virginia, in addition to the surrounding area. Dedicated staff with the agency recently unified in negotiations and reached a strong …