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SEIU United Service Workers West unites property service workers across California to build strong communities, support access to quality, affordable health care for everyone, and to restore the American Dream.

Workers Across California Join Coast-to-Coast Marches Commemorating 25th Anniversary of “Justice for Janitors” Strike

Workers Renew Effort to Fight Poverty; Focus on Halting Wage Theft Thousands of workers participated in rallies and marches across California in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of “Justice for Janitors Day,” with 30 cities across the country holding commemorative actions.  …

Join Justice for All Week — Make History Again

What the janitors did 25 years ago set the stage for the modern movement for $15 an hour and union rights. Join us to make history again. Thursday, June 18 marches across the state: Los Angeles Starts at noon. Roxbury Park …

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On International Workers’ Day, We Raise Our Voices to Raise America

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Justice for Janitors demonstrations that sparked the modern movement for $15 an hour minimum wage, we celebrate the sacrifice and hard work of janitors that contributed to changing the way the world looks …

Community to Escalate Against Building Service Company Worsening Living Standards for Struggling Families

WHAT: Protest against treatment of maintenance workers in controversial high-rise apartment project.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23rd at noon.

WHERE: Park Merced External Leasing Office. 3711 Nineteenth AVE, San Francisco, CA 94132.

L.A.’s Pilot ‘Green Janitor Education Program’ has Nat’l Potential

WHO: Event speakers will include Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles; Aida Barragan, Executive Director, BSP; Dominique Smith, Executive Director, USGBC-LA; David Huerta, President, SEIU-United Service Workers West; Michele Ware, BOMA-GLA President; and Ana Velasquez, program-Certified green janitor, for DMS at City National Plaza. (English and Spanish interview opportunities available.)

Statement Regarding Apple’s Decision to Bring Security Officers In House

Statement by David Huerta, President of SEIU United Service Workers West We welcome Apple’s decision to take responsibility for the women and men who protect its campus. This decision is a victory for Silicon Valley security officers who are rising …

Trending: Service Workers Rising Up in Silicon Valley

Security officers were catapulted onto the national stage this week with big-time mentions in everything from a radio story about working class struggles to a speech by likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s words, in particular, reverberated in the halls …

United Service Workers West Responds to Injunction on DACA by Texas Judge

“The lawsuit trying to stop DACA and DAPA from going into effect is just a political stunt that the court system will soon reject,” Huerta continued. “It’s important for our community to continue to get ready to apply for those programs so they can become eligible as soon as possible.”

The Rich L.A. Angels Try To Nickel And Dime Their Stadium Workers Again.

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At Oscars Nominees Luncheon, Protestors Confront Controversial Security Firm Contracted for the Red Carpet with “Bad Actor” Award

Beverly Hills, CA – Controversy surrounded Hollywood’s premier awards show as activists stormed the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in protest of the Academy’s decision to employ an irresponsible security contractor, Security Industry Specialists (SIS). Google recently cut ties with SIS, …

Silicon Valley Service Workers ‘Storm’ Apple for Good Jobs

The Bay Area’s storm of the century closed school districts across the region, but it couldn’t stop security officers from marching with the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Apple headquarters—or from delivering 20,000 signatures from their supporters! “There’s another face of …

Securing Better Jobs for Veterans

Asked about the quality of security work in Oakland, U.S. Navy veteran John Robinson will tell you that security officers have come a long way since the days when the job paid $6.50 an hour without benefits. He credits the …

SEIU-USWW and Menzies Aviation announce health and safety partnership at LAX

The Service Employees International Union, United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) and Menzies Aviation are pleased to announce the formation of a new and unique partnership which aims to create a gold standard initiative to promote safe working conditions for ramp …

Join service workers in tech who are rising up!

Northern California Southern California Berkeley 12p • 1823 4th Street Costa Mesa 11a • 3333 Bear St #101 Burlingame 11a • 1301 Burlingame Ave Pasadena 11a • 54 W. Colorado Blvd Palo Alto 11a • 340 University Ave San Diego …

At Apple Stores Nationwide, Protestors Expose “Invisible Workforce” Behind iPhone 6

With the iPhone6 debuting in retail stores across the country, security officers and their supporters educated customers at Apple Stores across the country about big tech’s economic toll on struggling service workers who contribute to the industry’s success. As part …

The Washington Post: Apple and Other Tech Giants Are “Bad Neighbors” to Security Workers, Bay Area Community

As Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the company’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, activists from SEIU United Service Workers West and the community rallied outside the event to call on the tech giant to do …

LAX Workers and Widow of Cesar Valenzuela Call for Good, Safe Jobs at CA Assembly Hearing

Airport workers from Menzies Aviation and the widow of Cesar Valenzuela, who died while working at LAX earlier this year, called for good, safe jobs at LAX at today’s California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment hearing.

Security Officers React to “Dream Crusher”: An Online Game that Sheds Light on Growing Income Inequality in Silicon Valley

“While I usually enjoy the problem-solving aspect of video games, I grew increasingly frustrated with Dream Crusher because I knew that it was more than just an unbeatable game. It’s my real life,” said Ben Ortiz after playing Dream Crusher, …