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!

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