California child care providers are one step closer to forming their union.

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I would like our next president to be respectful of workers and the working class ... who listens to workers and wants to be a champion for workers’ rights.

Dorrie Steadman Registered Nurse
San Diego, CA

We are the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a union of about 2 million diverse members in healthcare, the public sector and property services who believe in and fight for our Vision for a Just Society: where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where we come from or what color we are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

SEIU members and workers in the Fight for $15 and a Union want 2020 presidential candidates to #WalkADay in our shoes so they know what it’s like to be a working person in America. Our next president must ensure #UnionsForAll working people and create an economy that works for all of us—Black, white and brown.

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SEIU members are working together to demand economic and racial justice and hold politicians accountable to working people. Visit SEIU 2020 to learn about our Unions for All agenda, compare candidates, watch videos, make your voice heard, and find resources for activism in the presidential election.

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Our Stories

Yiran Zhang

Yiran Zhang

Graduate Worker
Chicago

I’m a Graduate Worker fighting for #UnionsForAll. For me, this is about who has the opportunity to get an advanced degree in this country. This is about who has basic rights as an employee.

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Mary Franklin

Mary Franklin

Home Care Worker
Nevada

After 20 years of working as a home care worker, Mary Franklin has one more mission: to fight alongside other workers in their opportunity to join a union.

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Anna Alvarez

Anna Alvarez

Wheelchair attendant, George Bush International Airport
Houston

We do everything we can to make the airport run smoothly, but at the end of the day, we don’t have anything to show for it. We can’t pay the light bill. We can’t pay the rent.

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Rosa Carreño

Rosa Carreño

Family Child Care Provider
San Jose, California

Rosa takes care of children in her home ranging in age from six weeks to 14 years. She knew welcoming Sen. Elizabeth Warren into her home would be a huge opportunity.

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Alexandria Cutler

Alexandria Cutler

Food Service Attendant
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Food Service Attendant Alexandria Cutler spent the morning with Sen. Bernie Sanders as part of SEIU’s Walk A Day program

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Our Movement

Since 2012 when 200 fast-food workers first went on strike, the Fight for $15 and a Union has become an international, multi-racial, worker-led movement demanding $15 an hour and union rights at McDonald’s and across the economy. Today, over 30% of all U.S. workers are on a path to $15 an hour.

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Airport workers are proving that when we speak out for $15 and a union, we can change our lives. By coming together across race, language and religion, 152,000 airport workers have won raises and job improvements and 30,000 have joined SEIU. We won't stop until we win Unions for All. #PovertyDoesntFly

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Everyone—Black, white and brown—should be able to learn without being trapped in debt and choosing to teach shouldn’t mean living in poverty. College faculty, graduate workers and students are uniting to demand college for all, student debt forgiveness and unions for all. Join our movement.

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Child care providers—Black, white and brown—have come together in a national movement to fight for their right to join a union so they can negotiate higher wages, improve working conditions and have a REAL voice to ensure MORE children have access to quality care. Get involved to show your support.

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We are on a journey to build a society where everyone’s work is valued and all people are respected. Together, we will fight anti-Black racism, structural racism and all forms of racial oppression that prevent working people from earning a good living and having a good life.

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We’re home care workers fighting for higher wages, training to provide better care and affordable long-term care for all. We’re creating good union jobs so more seniors and people with disabilities get the care they need to live with dignity at home. Together, we’re changing the future of home care.

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This dynamic campaign empowers 160,000 union janitors to win respect, at least $15 an hour and a strong union for all cleaners—no matter what we look like or where we’re from. So far, we have pumped more than $1 Billion back into the homes and communities of cleaners. And we aren’t done yet.

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Our national campaign unites a community of security officers and supporters dedicated to bringing good jobs and higher standards to the entire security industry. We are 65,000 union security officers strong and growing, with a commitment to winning respect, at least $15 an hour and Unions for All.

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iAmerica is a source of empowerment for American immigrant families of all walks of life, providing the tools and support to be informed, inspire change and impact America’s future.

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We believe that all people—Black, white and brown—should have access to quality, affordable healthcare and long term care. We’re fighting for affordable healthcare we can all count on and a healthcare system that works for all of us.

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All working people should have the opportunity to join a union, no matter where we work, to bargain higher wages and better jobs. Join the Fight for $15 and a Union movement's demand for #UnionsForAll.

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