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SEIU Needs Perspective

SEIU Wants More of Your Money

The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has proposed a minimum wage hike for city employees, bringing the new wage up to $21 per hour.   236 more words


Lobby Day 2014

The IEA Sinnissippi office was excited to join SEIU, Jobs for Justice, the Women’s League of Voters and the Unitarian Church in supporting… 265 more words

Some Thoughts on Brendan Eich

In the U.S. people can be fired from jobs for political views. In 2002, Goodwill Industries fired Michael Italie, a sewing machine operative, for being a member of the Socialist Workers Party. 1,232 more words


Legislators let us down

From the March-April 2014 issue of News & Letters:

Legislators let us down

Chicago—I attended a “town hall” meeting to let our legislators know about people’s experiences and ideas with and about Medicaid, the minimum wage, disability rights and other topics. 326 more words


Court: Florida Voter Purge Illegal

2 separate efforts to remove non-citizens from rolls in 2012

(Miami Herald) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration violated federal law by trying to remove non-citizens from the voter rolls too close to the 2012 presidential election, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in calling the mistake-prone effort “far from perfect.” 582 more words

Union Wants County Pay Cuts Reversed

(Las Vegas, NV) — Clark County’s largest union wants to restore a two-percent pay cut enacted during the recession.

Commissioners will discuss the request at Tuesday’s meeting. 52 more words


LGBT Profile: Mary Kay Henry, Service Employees International Union President

From advocate.com:

Mary Kay Henry is the International President of Service Employees International Union, the country’s fastest-growing labor union, with more than 2 million members. In addition to being the…

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