Across our region SEIU Local 200United members do BIG things. Taking active roles in their communities, leading other members in their shops, and helping to build better lives for everyone through political action (more…)
It’s already been an historic year for workers in New York! Our 2016 state budget brought some big wins for low and middle income workers- including raising the wages for all minimum wage earners over the next few years, and creating a system for Paid Family Leave, granting workers across the state an increased peace of mind, knowing we’ll all be able to take care for our families when it matters most. Neither of these policies are perfect, but they’re both serious leaps forward in the fight for economic justice- and worth celebrating!
Click the images below to learn more about the next few years of NYS minimum wage increases, and our new Paid Family Leave program.
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Minimum Wage Increases
Last year SEIU Local 200United joined (more…)
SEIU Local 200United represents nearly 15,000 members in human service agencies, the public sector, colleges and universities, and sub-contracted services. Our history is one of activism and fighting for social justice. We take the endorsement of candidates for public office very seriously. We ask candidates questions about issues important to working families, and endorse candidates who commit to fighting for workers.
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SEIU Local 200United represents nearly 15,000 members in human service agencies, public sector, colleges and universities, and sub-contracted services. Our history is one of activism and fighting for social justice; therefore, we take the endorsement of candidates very seriously. This year, we have placed our endorsement questionnaire online for candidates from Monday, June 15, 2015 – Friday, July 17, 2015. The full list of SEIU Local 200United’s endorsed candidates will be placed online on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
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ALBANY — Today, a lesson in political tightropes and unintended consequences.
Two months ago, Mayor Kathy Sheehan proposed privatizing the city’s roughly 60 part-time crossing guards — a savings plan ultimately shelved amid resistance from council members and a commitment by the police department to better manage the workers.The city’s chief gripe was the overtime racked up when police or parking enforcement officers — full-time unionized employees — (more…)
November 5, 2014
Despite a tough night with many close races, a key takeaway from Election Day is the progress made toward raising wages for working families for an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few (more…)
Click the link below for details on this weekend’s Member-to-Member Political Action Walks and next week’s phone banks.
This year it’s more important than ever to vote and to urge others to go to the polls as well.