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2014-03-26 16:24:50

Quinn's Leadership Will Keep Illinois from Falling Over State's Fiscal Cliff CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual budget address to the legislature today and released his fiscal year 2014-15 budget. The Governor proposed a budget that provides hope for working families by maintaining the state's 5% income tax rate to prevent Illinois from falling over the fiscal cliff. SEIU HCII is praising the Governor Quinn's budget proposal as...

2014-03-07 12:21:40

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SEIU United Service Workers West: Airport workers around the country will remember fallen LAX baggage worker, Cesar Augusto Valenzuela on Sunday, the day of his funeral. Cesar died on February 21(st) while working for Menzies Aviation at LAX. Police and CalOSHA authorities are still trying to piece together the facts, but reports say that Cesar was thrown from the baggage vehicle he was...

2013-12-12 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of the Affordable Care Act have promised that keeping Americans well would lead to lower healthcare costs. But will costs drop for individuals? Wellness programs use a carrot and stick approach. Under new federal rules, beginning next year, workers who do not join wellness programs can face higher out-of-pocket costs. Workers who choose not to participate also may face discrimination by current and future employers for...

2013-11-26 20:21:47

Video calls on Congressmen Miller and Cook to take action now! LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, SEIU ULTCW and other advocates for commonsense immigration reform are raising awareness through a viral video of the thousands of families who will not be together this holiday season due to our broken immigration system. They're also calling on the public to join them in placing pressure on local Congress Members to...

2013-11-14 23:21:30

JayStar Group President David Roger announced today that CSEA SEIU Local 2001 in Hartford, CT has selected JayStar Group, Inc. (JayStar) to install its ORION XE Membership and Dues System. This advanced solution will replace the union’s various legacy systems. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The ORION XE suite is a comprehensive set of applications configured to meet the specific needs of labor organizations large and small. JayStar’s solutions and staff are widely recognized by...

2013-11-14 16:27:20

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, healthcare, business, and labor organizations came together to announce the formation of the L.A. Coalition to Protect Public Health and Safety - a coalition to educate the public and advocate against a dangerous initiative that would force the City of Los Angeles to create its own independent public health department. For the past 50 years, the City of Los Angeles has contracted with the Los Angeles County Department of Health...

2013-11-12 16:20:54

POOR WORKING CONDITIONS, POVERTY WAGES AND LACK OF RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE FORCING THEIR HANDS, WORKERS SAY NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Employees of the largest private contractors at area airports joined a raucous LaGuardia Airport rally to call the public's attention to the prevalence of poverty wages and poor working conditions that they say are creating a crisis for workers and the traveling public at the airports. "Supporting yourself on...

2013-10-30 20:24:49

As flu season approaches, The Partnership for Quality Care joined the Kaiser Permanente and health workers represented by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West to stress the importance of getting immunized against influenza. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Care held a press conference at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center today urging all health care workers and the public to get a flu vaccination to keep themselves, their patients,...

2013-09-30 12:26:56

$896 Million Facility Will Use 100% Union Labor, Creating More Than 5,200 Jobs NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) will provide $40 million of union pension capital towards construction of the $896 million Weill Cornell Ambulatory Care Center, which is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The project will utilize 100% union labor, creating more than 5,200 union construction jobs. The HIT's investment will fund...

2013-09-19 16:25:31

Nation's Largest Program Among Health Care Workers Rewards Healthy Behavior on Collective Basis OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions today jointly announced the launch of the Total Health Incentive Plan, a groundbreaking employee incentive that takes a new approach to workplace wellness. The plan, which takes effect January 1, 2014, is collective and voluntary and encourages and empowers Kaiser Permanente...