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Mark Kay Henry

Mary Kay Henry

Mary Kay Henry has devoted her life to helping America's healthcare workers form unions, improve their jobs and the quality of care, and advocate for a more rational and humane health care system.

Mike Fishman

Mike Fishman

Mike Fishman is the Secretary-Treasurer the Service Employees International Union, a position to which he was elected after serving more thirteen years as the President of SEIU Local 32BJ. With 120,000 members in eight states and the District of Columbia, 32BJ is the largest private-sector union in New York State and the largest property services union in the country. Its members work as cleaners in offices, schools, stadiums, arenas, malls and government institutions; building superintendents, doormen and maintenance workers in residential buildings; and as security officers, food service workers and in other property service jobs.

Kirk Adams

Kirk Adams

Kirk Adams leads the work of SEIU Healthcare, which represents more than one million nurses, doctors and healthcare workers across North America. A long-time organizer and political activist, Adams began organizing workers with the United Labor Unions in 1980.

Gerry Hudson

Gerry Hudson

Honored by Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations for his extraordinary leadership, Gerald "Gerry" Hudson has had a wide-ranging impact on the fight to improve the lives of working families and their communities.

Eileen Kirlin

Eileen Kirlin

Eileen Kirlin is a committed union activist with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the labor movement. Since 1994, Kirlin has led SEIU's work to unite public employees into the union to raise standards on the job and improve the quality of services in their communities.

Valarie Long

Valarie Long

A 28 year veteran of the labor movement, Long has a long-standing commitment to lifting the lives of low-wage service workers, especially in communities of color. As president of SEIU Local 82 (which later merged with SEIU 32BJ), Long led - and won - a 10-year fight to bring better wages and respect on the job for thousands of property service workers in Washington, D.C. as part of SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign. Following her tenure at Local 82, Long served as Vice President of Local SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country.

Rocio Sáenz

Rocio Sáenz has advocated for workers' rights and community empowerment most of her adult life. She emigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles, where she initially worked low-wage jobs. In 1988, Sáenz became an organizer for SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign and was part of a team that successfully organized L.A. janitors. She later moved to Boston to launch Justice for Janitors there, and she successfully led a campaign that dramatically improved workers workers' wages, benefits and working conditions. In the years after she moved to Boston, she has become a prominent local and national voice on behalf of low-wage working people.

Andy Stern

Andy Stern, President Emeritus

Dubbing him "a different kind of labor chief," The New York Times Magazine described Andy Stern as a man who "intends to create a new, more dynamic" labor movement. Stern's mission? Reform the nation's failed healthcare system, restore accountability for big banks and our elected officials to women and men who go to work everyday and give workers a voice on the job and the chance to build a better life for their families. Read more about how Stern is helping to shake up the labor movement.

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