Press Releases

Mayor Gimenez: Don’t Give in to Hate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 27th, 2017Media contact: Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org, 954-652-9897 Miami, FL — Monica Russo, SEIU Florida president and executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers, has released the following statement in response to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordering the corrections …

Henry’s Statement on Trump’s Targeting Immigrant and Families

Contact: Sara Lonardo, sara.lonardo@seiu.org, 202/730-7162 Issued January 27, 2017 SEIU’s Henry: Trump’s targeting of immigrants and refugees will divide and weaken our nation, hurt working families WASHINGTON—SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive …

Hillsborough Community College Adjunct Faculty Overwhelmingly Vote to Join SEIU

The Faculty Union Movement Expands to Florida, Uniting Community College, and 4-Year University Adjuncts in an effort to Raise Workplace Standards and Fight for the Future of Higher Education Tampa – In an important victory for faculty across the nation, …

SEIU Florida Endorsements for August Primary

Media contact: Elizabeth Fernandez,elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org, 954-652-9897 Miami, FL — Today, the members of SEIU Florida have rolled out a slate of endorsements across the state in anticipation of the August primary election. SEIU Florida members are supporting a broad range of …

SEIU Florida Endorses Congressman Patrick Murphy for Senate

Thanks to Murphy’s commitment to fighting for the needs of Florida’s hardworking families, the members of SEIU Florida are endorsing him in his fight to become Florida’s next US Senator FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2016 Media contact: Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org, 954-652-9897 Miami, …

SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton VIDEO: Watch Hillary Clinton thanks SEIU members for their endorsement WASHINGTON — After a rigorous, months-long member …

SEIU Lauds DOJ’s Swift Action to Defend President’s Immigration Action on Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC – Today as advocacy groups mobilize Latino, Asian America and immigrant voters across the country in honor of the anniversary of president’s immigration action, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has swiftly acted within ten days, filing a request to …

SEIU Florida Endorses Charlie Gerdes for St. Petersburg City Council District 1

Union also reiterated its support for  Steve Kornell (District 5) and Lisa Wheeler Brown (District 7) ST. PETERSBURG, FL: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Florida today announced their endorsement in the St. Petersburg City Council District 1 (one) election. Charlie Gerdes earned …

Lawsuit seeks to curtail freedom of firefighters, teachers, nurses, first responders to stick together and advocate for better public services, better communities

Public service workers on grant of writ of certiorari in Friedrichs v. CTA: Case jeopardizes American promise that hard work leads families to a decent life For Immediate Release NEA: Staci Maiers, 202-270-5333 AFT: Kate Childs Graham, 202-393-6354 CTA: Frank Wells, 562-708-5425 AFSCME:  Marianne …

SEIU’s Henry: Marriage equality ruling advances justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Published 10:15 AM Eastern – Friday, June 26, 2015Beau Boughamer, 202/765-9143, beau.boughamer@seiu.org WASHINGTON–In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v.Hodges, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement: “Justice and equality are at cornerstones …

King v. Burwell: Victory – U.S. Supreme Court Rules in the Interest of Working People The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

The Supreme Court has upheld tax credits in the federal healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act, ruling 6-3 for the Obama administration and ensuring that millions of Americans will keep their health care under the law. President Henry’s statement and …

IMMIGRANT FAMILIES HAVE JUSTICE, HISTORY ON THEIR SIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 Contact: Beatriz Lopez, beatriz.lopez@seiu.org, 202-412-7396 SEIU: IMMIGRANT FAMILIES HAVE JUSTICE, HISTORY ON THEIR SIDE WASHINGTON, DC – Following U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling against President Obama’s immigration action, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Executive Vice President, …

Union mourns the Death of City of West Palm Beach Worker Herminio Padilla Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Afifa Khaliq (561) 324-1410 January 20, 2015 afifa.khaliq@seiufpsu.org Union mourns the Death of City of West Palm Beach Worker Herminio Padilla Jr. Palm Springs, FL – The entire SEIU Florida Public Services Union family joins City …

Taxi Drivers want a say in changes in the rules around bringing Uber and Lyft under PTC Regulations

Around 900 taxi drivers are uniting to have a voice in the fight for fairness and respect.  Tampa, Fla.- Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission (PTC) will be meeting this Wednesday to review changes to the rules, almost all exclusively, around bringing Uber …

SEIU’s Henry: Nationwide Demonstrations–Including “Fight for $15” Strikes Thursday–Signal Mounting Community-Based Bid to Restore Justice in All Forms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beau Boughamer, 202/765-9143, beau.boughamer@seiu.org Working Families, Immigrants, Communities of Color Fighting for an America that Works for Everyone WASHINGTON– Airport and home care workers will strike Thursday alongside fast-food workers across the country in a growing …

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Statement on Non-indictment in Choking Death of Eric Garner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beau Boughamer, 202/765-9143, beau.boughamer@seiu.org WASHINGTON–SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement in support of national demonstrations aimed at fighting to fix America’s broken criminal justice systems: “Intense grief and outrage fell upon the …

Ebola Response: SEIU President Henry Calls On Employers To Support, Prepare Workers to Beat Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2014   CONTACT: Meghan Finegan, Meghan.finegan@seiu.org, 617-283-8597 Dan O’Sullivan, Dan.osullivan@seiu.org, 202-730-7071 With Service Workers and Healthcare Workers on Front Lines of U.S. Ebola Response, SEIU President Henry Calls On Employers To Support, Prepare Workers to …

SEIU on White House’s Decision to Delay Executive Action on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/6/2014 Contact: Beatriz Lopez, beatriz.lopez@seiu.org, 202-412-7396 Sahar Walis, sahar.walis@seiu.org SEIU on White House’s Decision to Delay Executive Action on Immigration WASHINGTON, DC – After President Obama announced his decision to delay executive action on immigration, the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) …

SEIU President Henry, Illinois Attorney General Madigan, Home Care Worker, Consumer to Hold Conference Call With Reporters in Reaction to Harris v. Quinn

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 30, 2014 Contacts: Ricki Seidman, TSD Communications: (202) 986-9811 Tyler Prell, SEIU: (202) 701-5796 ***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, 1:00 PM EASTERN***  SEIU President Henry, Illinois Attorney General Madigan, Home Care Worker, Consumer to Hold Conference Call With Reporters in Reaction …

Home Care Workers Vow to Stand Up for Good Jobs and Quality Home Care in Wake of Harris v. Quinn Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2014 CONTACTS: Ricki Seidman, TSD Communications: (202) 986-9811 Tyler Prell, SEIU:  (202) 701-5796 Home Care Workers Vow to Stand Up for Good Jobs and Quality Home Care in Wake of Harris v. Quinn Ruling Caregivers to Work with States …