Issues & Action

SEIU 1199 releases new radio ad, highlights failures of Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration

CLEVELAND, OHIO –The Service Employees International Union District 1199 today released a new radio ad highlighting the multiple failures of Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration.  The ad specifically airs frustrations of Cleveland residents over a record homicide rate, the high level of poverty, …

FY 18-19 Biennial Budget Analysis

FY 18-19 Biennial Budget Analysis Governor’s Blue Book Recommendations *The Blue Books contain primarily fiscal and funding recommendations for state agencies. The bulk of the policy recommendations will be revealed in the coming days and weeks.*   Local Government .4% …

SEIU Endorses Jeff Johnson For Mayor Of Cleveland, Launches Grassroots Justice Team

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Service Employees International Union District 1199, representing nearly 30,000 members, today endorses Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson to be the next Mayor of the City of Cleveland.  “Councilman Johnson has demonstrated a real commitment to the …

Call Your Member of Congress to Save the Affordable Care Act! 1-866-426-2631

Call your Member of Congress NOW and tell them: Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan in place to ensure access to healthcare for all Americans. Don’t forget to share your own experience of why access to …

Working Families Know Right-to-Work Is Wrong for Kentucky, Lawmakers Urged to Vote No on HB1, HB3

ASHLAND, KY – Members of the Service Employees International Union in Kentucky are speaking up and taking action against a pair of anti-worker laws proposed by the Republican-controlled state legislature. Working people and their families have seen the devastating impact …

Working people in America need care, not chaos.

Some Republicans in Congress are rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan to replace it. Their actions would put families, patients and consumers, and communities we fight for every day at risk, including: 22 million hardworking Americans …

Ohio Senators plan to reduce and possibly privatize state agencies; set expiration dates for all state departments.

Ohio Senators plan to reduce and possibly privatize state agencies; set expiration dates for all state departments. On Friday, the Ohio Senate announced plans to fast-track Senate Bill 329, a bill that would require the legislature to periodically review state …

Happy Labor Day: When working people stick together and take action together, we win.

When working people stick together and take action together, we win. Through collective action, workers have changed the national debate around inequality in this country and what families need to get ahead. More than 20 million workers have won higher wages through …

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Fight for $15 Moves One Step Closer to Victory

Through a vote of the people, nearly 100,000 working people in Cleveland could see a raise.   CLEVELAND, OHIO – Over 600 working women and men fighting for $15 and union rights joined SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH members in Cleveland to send …

Executive Board Approves Social Justice Committee Resolution For Stronger Protections Against Gun Violence in America

We know that hate crimes target people based upon race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, and our Social Justice Steering Committee unanimously proposed a resolution to the full Executive Board of our Union to show our solidarity in support …

Knowledge Is Power: Law & Rule Changes That Could Impact Your Life

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) & OVERTIME RULE The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires payment of overtime and minimum wage. Currently, there is an exception to overtime for certain salaried workers making at least $455 per week or $23,660 …

District 1199 WV/KY/OH Celebrates Juneteeth 2016

Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery that was first celebrated the year after Major General Gordon Granger issued orders freeing the slaves in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865. In the 150 years since that first celebration, …

Working People Across West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio Call on Candidates to Back $15, Union Rights

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Nearly 1,000 working people fighting for $15 and union rights joined SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH members in Cleveland to stress to all candidates that the millions of workers paid less than $15 an hour are a powerful voting bloc demanding …

Working People of West Virginia Rise Up to Say Right-to-Work is Wrong

CHARLESTON, WV – Despite blistering cold and mountains of snow falling across the state of West Virginia, our member leaders are making their voices heard throughout the state capitol in opposition to Senate Bill 1, better known as the “Right-to-Work …

SEIU ENDORSES HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Communications Liaison (Temporary/Project Position)

Communications Liaison (Temporary/Project Position) Summary Make your mark in communications and digital media while improving the lives of working people and their families as a Communications Liaison. SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH is dedicated to amplifying the voice of workers through …

Nov 10th: Believe me, you want to be there.

ANTHONY, On November 10, our Union is holding a national day of action to support $15 an hour and union rights. Believe me, you want to be there. We have an action planned near you, click here to see the …

Social Justice Conference 2015: Andrew Solomon, Keynote Speaker

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts. Take a few moments and listen to his keynote address …

Social Justice Conference 2015: Professor john a. powell

Professor john a. powell of the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society showed a lot of love for SEIU and our mission for greater social and economic justice. Professor powell, said, “Your Union, historically and now, has a unique …