With the 2014 midterm elections just weeks away, SEIU members and our allies are stepping up our on-the-ground commitments to be strong champions for the issues that really matter to working people--good jobs with good wages, healthcare, commonsense immigration reform, and justice and safety in our communities.
I'm delighted to share with you a new booklet, "An Economy That Works for Everyone," which highlights the campaigns we are driving day-in and day-out to deliver on the bold promise of that title in 2014 and beyond. It includes powerful personal stories of individuals whose lives have been touched by these campaigns.
At a time when so many people in America still grapple with stagnant wages and rising costs, SEIU members are out there. They are everywhere, talking to elected officials and candidates at all levels of government, talking to union and nonunion voters alike, and especially talking with voters who are African American, Latino or earning less than $50,000 a year.
As we continue in this work, we want to share successes and goals for working people such as those described in this booklet. For example, the rapidly growing movement sparked by fast-food workers in New York City who went on strike for "$15 an hour and a union" is growing by leaps and bounds.
Joining the fight are union allies such as truck drivers and nonunion services workers such as those at Wal-Mart. Plenty of SEIU members are also in the battle: home care providers, airport workers, adjunct professors, child care providers, security officers, janitors and hospital workers.