SEIU and Climate Justice

Climate Justice is a Union Issue

On September 20, millions of students and community members participated in a global climate strike. Climate justice activists gathered in streets in incredible numbers across the world, many students striking from school, to challenge local and national governments to actively address climate breakdown. A major supporter of the student climate strike, working closely with the student-led Sunrise Movement, is the Service Employees International Union.

Window Cleaners

More than eight million workers will be left behind by the Trump overtime rule

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will set the salary threshold under which salaried workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay to $35,568 a year. The rule leaves behind millions of workers who would have received overtime protections under the much stronger rule, published in 2016, that Trump administration chose to abandon.

Climate Strike

The Unions Backing Friday’s Global Climate Strike—And What It Means

When asked why he’s planning to support the Global Climate Strike slated for September 20, Larry Hopkins, a rail crew driver for the transportation and maintenance company Hallcon, says the reason is simple: “I want to help preserve and protect our personal safety. Because right now, we’re in a climate emergency that is very bad for our health and our safety.

Auto Worker Strike

GM Strikers Say ‘No More Tiers!’

Walking out was “scary and uplifting at the same time,” said Shawn Edwards, a worker at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant with three years’ seniority. “It’s scary because we have lives to maintain and we don’t know how long we’ll be out. We don’t want it to be too long but we do need to make a statement.