Statement of Anna Burger on Lehman Brothers Collapse and President Obama's Speech

Sep 14, 2009 - Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released the statement of Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse. Read more...

MEDIA ADVISORY for September 10th: Nearly 300 Progressives Descend on Washington to Lobby for Employee Free Choice Act

Sep 08, 2009 - On Thursday, September 10, a coalition of nearly 300 progressives from 15 states across the country will travel to Washington this week to lobby for major labor law reform. Read more...

Obama, Biden Reaffirm Support for Employee Free Choice Act

Sep 07, 2009 - At Labor Day rallies in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, President Obama and Vice President Biden today reaffirmed their support for the Employee Free Choice Act as a top priority of the Administration. Read more...

Statement by SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger on New Report Showing Unions Make More Family-Friendly Workplaces

Jul 16, 2009 - SEIU Anna Burger's statement on a new report that finds that companies with more unionized workers are more likely to pay for family health insurance premiums, embrace paid leave, and allow the use of personal leave to care for a sick child. Read more...

On Heels of Chamber's Failed Lobby Day, SEIU Asks Senators to Stand With Working Families, Not Greedy Corporate Lobbyists

Jun 10, 2009 - Just days after the Chamber of Commerce hosted an embarrassing anti-Employee Free Choice Act Lobby Day--an effort that succeeded in getting two Senators to reinforce their support for the legislation, and that featured a major labor law violator--SEIU today released a series of ads calling on targeted Senators to "stand with working families," not "the CEO bullies of Wall Street." Read more...

Media Advisory: Faith Leaders Converge on Washington to Lobby Congress on Employee Free Choice Act

May 19, 2009 - More than 50 interfaith leaders from across the country will fly to Washington, DC tomorrow, lobbying Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. Read more...

Religious Leaders Call on Congress to Pass Employee Free Choice Act

May 12, 2009 - Prominent interfaith leaders today called on Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, calling it a "moral imperative" and a civil and human right. Read more...

SEIU to Congress: Pass Employee Free Choice Act As Part of Obama's Job Creation Plan

May 08, 2009 - As President Obama laid out his latest plans to help the nation's unemployed millions, SEIU International President Andy Stern today called on Congress to implement the Employee Free Choice Act as a priority part of the President's job creation plan. Read more...

Corporate Lobbyists Attacking Employee Free Choice Act Show True Colors, Oppose Rules to Rein in Greedy CEOs

May 07, 2009 - Corporate lobbyists attacking the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation that would allow workers to bargain with their employers for better job security, wages and benefits, are showing their true colors when it comes to rules intended to rein in greedy CEOs. Read more...

Statement from SEIU President Andy Stern on the Employee Free Choice Act

Mar 24, 2009 - In the middle of this economic crisis, passing the Employee Free Choice Act is exactly the right thing to do to give workers the chance to level the playing field. Read more...

Hundreds of Workers Head to Washington Monday to Press Lawmakers, Lobbyists and CEOs on Need for Workers' Voices in Rebuilding Economy

Mar 05, 2009 - Nurses, janitors, security officers, and hundreds of other workers from across the country will head to Washington, D.C. next week to tell lawmakers, lobbyists, and corporate CEOs to stand with them and take immediate steps to create an economy that works for everyone. Read more...

New Report to be released on Feb 19. to Show How Union Job Growth Will Aid CA Economic Recovery

Feb 18, 2009 - As the national focus begins to shift from passage of the Economic Recovery Act to securing long-term solutions for re-building the middle class, a coalition of leading academics, religious leaders, and civil rights leaders will gather to advocate for the Employee Free Choice Act, which would give employees greater freedom to join a union. Read more...

Statement of SEIU President Andy Stern Regarding Growth in Union Membership in 2008

Jan 28, 2009 - The Bureau of Labor Statistics annual union membership report shows that the share of workers belonging to a union rose in 2008. Growth in SEIU--88,926 members--accounted for nearly 21 percent of the national growth. Read more...

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Reaffirms Commitment to Employee Free Choice Act

Dec 04, 2008 - "Yesterday, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm reaffirmed her commitment to protecting workers' free choice for a voice at work by calling for quick passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Read more...

Wal-Mart Watch to Join Efforts to Give Workers a Voice on the Job

Nov 19, 2008 - Wal-Mart Watch, a leading critic of the nation's largest employer and architect of an independent public education campaign to expose the truth about Wal-Mart's business practices, announced today that it is merging its operations into the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to join the effort to pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that Wal-Mart's employees and other workers around the country will have the choice to form a union to advocate for better wages and benefits. Read more...

SEIU Members Launch "Take Back Labor Day Caravan" in St. Louis

Aug 26, 2008 - On August 29, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will hold a press conference in St. Louis to launch its "Take Back Labor Day" caravan that will tour the Midwest to bring the message that America needs a new vision for the 21st Century that honors hard work, respects the freedom of workers to unite on the job and rebuilds the American Middle Class. Read more...

This Time Wal-Mart May Have Crossed the Line

Aug 01, 2008 - Today a Wall Street Journal article reports that Wal-Mart is holding mandatory meetings with supervisors and managers to warn them that if Senator Obama wins the presidential election, Democrats will pass the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize in Wal-Mart stores. Read more...

Bush NLRB Deals Ugly Blow to Workers and Employers

Oct 04, 2007 - Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement regarding the Bush NLRB's Dana Corp. decision: Read more...