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.

Fast For Fifteen #PovertyWagesDon’tFly

  (Click above image to enlarge) Brothers and Sisters, I am reaching out to ask for your support on Monday, November 23rd at LAX. Over a dozen LAX workers and supporters will go on a three day fast to bring …

Post 9/11 Veterans in San Diego County

I wanted to share with all of you that the San Diego Security Campaign Team hosted a  Security Veteran Luncheon event. Our research team gave an excellent and clear presentation about their research findings which were very interesting. All four security officers …

SEIU-USWW Kicks Off First-Ever National Infectious Disease Control Training for Contracted Out Airport Workers

*** Media Advisory for Tuesday, October 6th ***   SEIU-USWW Kicks Off First-Ever National Infectious Disease Control Training for Contracted Out Airport Workers Joins with responsible contractors to train airport workers on infectious disease prevention at LAX in the first …

Renewing Our Commitment In Silicon Valley

In 1909, the American Federation of Labor passed a Resolution stating that the Sunday preceding Labor Day should be dedicated to the “spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.” To honor that resolution, SEIU-USWW along with our partners at …

Denying Meal and Rest Breaks —The New Chic With Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Elsa and women like her go to work every day to provide for their families, give their children an opportunity to succeed in this country. Like her parents did before her. And yet she is being cheated out of hard earned wages, forced to eat in a van when there is a Petrossian Champagne and Caviar bar less than 200 feet away.

Let’s Make It Universal

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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 …

We Are The Face of Silicon Valley

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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 …