During this holiday season I hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy time with your family and friends.
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry released to following statements after the non-indictments in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Missouri and the choking death of Eric Garner in New York. It fills me with sadness as I think about the families and communities that feel the impact of a broken criminal justice system. However, it gives me great hope to know that SEIU members have joined in the demonstrations around the country and continue the fight against injustice wherever it is. All lives matter.
I am so proud of our SEIU brothers and sisters and community partners who helped kick off the smooth opening of the healthcare marketplaces on November 15. For example, SEIU-UHW hosted in-person enrollment events in three cities to help working women and men gain affordable coverage--many for the first time--and SEIU Local 503 has already helped 1,000 home care and personal support members sign up for lower-cost plans.