As we embark on a New Year, let's look back at our accomplishments and celebrate our hard work. I'm proud of the progress we make as a movement. Every victory, no matter how big or small, builds a path to power for all working people and you made it happen.
Working families had victories all across the country:
- The Fight for $15: This incredible movement has now spread across every service industry in our country. What started out as a strike at a McDonald's in New York has now grown to home care workers caring for those in need and airport workers around the nation.
- Immigration Action: SEIU members joined the chorus of millions calling for administrative relief to families by delivering more than 250,000 signatures. Shortly thereafter, President Obama issued an executive order to do the work Congress failed to do for immigrant families.
- Raising Wages: Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oakland, California and San Francisco voted to raise the minimum wage.
- Healthcare: SEIU members reached 2.5 million individuals through our education and outreach about the Affordable Care Act. Over 8 million people who were previously uninsured or underinsured signed up for health coverage through state and federal marketplaces and 4.3 million more signed up for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.