The history of SEIU in 11 photographs
These incredible photos tell our story
Working with the Wayne State Walter P. Reuther Library's extensive collection of SEIU photography, we've picked 10 photos that will blow you away representing our history.
Awww... circa 1940s.
Labor Day, 1947 in Chicago, IL
The Building Service Employees International Union joins the NYC Labor Day Parade, 1960
On April 26, 1975, we joined others to "Rally for Jobs, Now" in Washington DC.
Local 660 members protesting, circa 1975-1985, outside of the LA County's Department of Public Social Services.
In the 1980s, members of Local 535 went on strike with these shirts.
In a 1994 "Campaign for Justice Rally," these members brought lawnmowers with them.
On March 29, 1995, members engaged in civil disobedience in the Justice for Janitors campaign.
Nurses marched across the Golden Gate Bridge on August 20, 1995.
Eliseo Medina and SEIU joined the UFW Strawberry March in 1997.
Members of Local 1199P celebrating an election victory in Pittsburgh!
Caregivers working at ground zero of the pandemic fight to protect workers and residents
With special guest Rep. Maxine Waters, workers discuss #DNC2020 and our continued fight for racial and economic justice.
Frontline janitor Marcos Aranda testified before Congress about he and his spouse now trying to care for their six kids, plus extended family, on his paycheck alone.