Service Employees International Union


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Service Employees International Union

(SEIU), labor union representing U.S. and Canadian workers in health care (doctors, nurses, health technicians), public services (government workers, school employees), building services (janitors, elevator operators, security officers) and other areas. Founded in Chicago in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union to represent largely immigrant janitors, it expanded during the 1930s to include hospital workers and public employees and was renamed in 1968. By the early 21st cent. the SEIU had more than 1.8 million active members, and was the largest and most rapidly growing union in North America. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the SEIU has more than 300 local affiliates and 25 state councils. From 1980 to 1995 its president was John J. SweeneySweeney, John Joseph,
1934–, U.S. labor leader, b. New York City. An official of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 1960, he became president of the SEIU in 1980.
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, who left to head the AFL-CIO. In 1996 he was succeeded by Andrew SternStern, Andrew L.,
1950–, American labor leader, b. West Orange, N.J., grad., Univ. of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1971). A charismatic and frequently controversial reformer, he became a significant figure in the labor union movement.
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, who nine years later led the SEIU to disaffiliate from the AFL-CIO and, with several other unions, form the Change to Win FederationChange to Win Federation,
coalition of seven labor unions representing primarily American workers. It was founded in 2005 as the Change to Win Coalition by five American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations unions that had united to make changes in the
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. In 2009 Workers United, a union descended from the former International Ladies Garment Workers UnionInternational Ladies Garment Workers Union
(ILGWU), former U.S. labor union, formed in 1900 by the amalgamation of seven local unions. At the turn of the century most of the workers in the garment industry were Jewish immigrants, whose attempts at organization were hampered by
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, formally affiliated with the SEIU. Mary Kay Henry succeeded Stern as president in 2010.
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Change to Win unions include the United Food and Commercial Worker's International Union (UFCW), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, UNITE HERE, Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) and the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
Mike Fishman, president of Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, said the union's 28,000 members - which include doormen, superintendents, handymen, concierges and porters in all boroughs but the Bronx - need pay increases that keep pace with the 3% inflation rate.
Underscoring the urgency of the situation is the bill's mixed bag of supporters, among them: AAHSA, the American Health Care Association, the American Nurses Association, the Service Employees International Union and the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.
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The Service Employees International Union Local 347, which represents more than 10,000 city workers, endorsed Proposition R last week.
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Local 32B-32J of the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, represents the employees of these buildings.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics are prepared for a 48-hour strike set to begin January 24, following a decision by leadership of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715.
The Service Employees International Union is among groups that have a no-strike clause in their contract, but others can choose to honor another union's picket line.
The agreement involved the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations, the Service Employees International Union, the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

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