Over the course of the last 12 months, we sent more than 6,200 tweets, garnered over 90,000 retweets and gained 16,100 new Twitter followers. It was quite a year!
Here are the @SEIU tweets that received the highest number of retweets in 2014.
The top retweeted @SEIU tweet of 2014
was curated during September's history-making climate march.
The growing idea some retailers had to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with their family definitely resonated with our Twitter audience.
The Fight for $15 has truly
become a movement
And on May 15th of this year, this ever-growing movement went global for the first time, with nearly 100 protests taking place around the world to stand up for fair pay for fast food workers.
On June 30, the Supreme Court announced their decision in the Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby case, siding with corporate interest over the health of working people. Depending on where you work, the court's ruling made it possible for your boss to make decisions about your healthcare based on his or her religious beliefs. Not surprisingly, Twitter exploded with outrage.
Just like fast food and home care workers who went on strike in May, September and December to demand $15 an hour, Walmart workers have been courageously standing up to challenge a system that keeps millions in poverty so a few massive corporations can make huge profits. On Black Friday, thousands of workers and advocates protested at hundreds of Walmarts across the country.