We are not fighting just for ourselves but we’re fighting for all working families.

~ Anna Dziubek, 32BJ Member, New York

Political Action

Key Issues

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To us, workers’ rights go hand-in-hand with immigrants’ and civil rights because they are about the same thing: The fundamental respect that each person deserves.

Today’s broken immigration system hurts all workers. As long as unscrupulous employers are able to exploit undocumented workers, the current two-tiered workforce will continue to drive down wages for all workers.

We are active in defending voting rights and challenging unjust police practices, like New York City’s stop-and-frisk program, that target people of color. These policies threaten the democratic principles we value, and we cannot let them stand.

   

Why Politics Matter / The American Dream Fund

Whether it’s workplace rights, immigration, healthcare or education, the decisions politicians make affect every aspect of our lives. We need to work together to elect leaders who have the best interests of working families at the top of their agenda. If we don’t, the elections and issues are won by corporations and the rich, who have unlimited resources to influence the political process.

How do we win?

Thousands of us contribute to the American Dream Fund (our PAC or Political Action Committee) to support our goals of electing public officials who care about working families and passing laws that help ensure fairness and opportunity for all. 32BJ members also talk to co-workers at the workplace, make phone calls and knock on doors, to build awareness about issues and mobilize people to vote. And we build alliances with community partners to strengthen our voice on the issues that affect working families. Contribute to the American Dream Fund!

Political Updates

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We had so much fun!
by Betty Asbury SEIU 32BJ Florida Member There’s a true sense of being able to make a real difference when you join with your co-workers to win something important. If you’ve ever been to a... Read More »
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You Deserve Respect
When you stand together with your co-workers, you have the power to force politicians to listen to you, respect you, and do what’s right. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Members Endorse Philip K. Stoddard for Mayor of South Miami
Property service workers, represented by 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), announced today its support of Mayor Phillip K. Stoddard for Mayor of South Miami. Read More »
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Hillary Clinton for President
Your 32BJ Executive Board voted to support the SEIU’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the best choice for president. Read More »
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32BJ Election Day Victories
Thank you to all the 32BJ members who voted and campaigned for progressive candidates this election. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Members Endorse Grace Solares for Miami City Commissioner for District 2
Property services workers, represented by 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), announced today its support of Grace Solares for Miami City Commissioner, District 2. Read More »
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32BJ Statement on Fatal Shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina:
We join all those mourning the horrific shooting that took place at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families and loved ones and all... Read More »
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32BJ Statement on Impending Mass Deportations of People of Haitian Descent from the Dominican Republic
The threat of mass deportations, scheduled to begin today , of as many as 200,000 people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic, where many were born and have spent their whole lives,... Read More »
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A Huge Step Forward
President Obama changed the lives of millions of working people who can now come out of the shadows and live free of fear. Read More »
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Our Work Is Not Done
Working people can make real and substantial change when we come out to vote and come out strong for politics. Read More »
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2014 Election Endorsements
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman State Senate Marilyn Moore (D-22) Delaware US Senate Chris Coons State Treasurer Sean Barney                        Auditor... Read More »
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“All Politics Is Local” — Not Too Late to Get Involved
Recent victories have shown us the importance of winning local elections at the city and state level over and over again. Read More »
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SEIU Congratulates Furr On Primary Election Win For Broward County Commission
SEIU congratulated Quentin “Beam” Furr on his victory tonight in the Democratic primary election for the Broward County Commission. Read More »
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Union Going Door-to-Door For Joe Gibbons
Some airport workers, who are getting woefully substandard wages through a loophole in the law, hope that state Rep. Joe Gibbons will be elected to the county commission and help them. - See more... Read More »
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Immigration Reform Now!
The movement for immigration reform is strong and growing and our members are leading the fight. Read More »
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Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul
Thousands of supporters of an immigration overhaul held rallies on Saturday at more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a... Read More »
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March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect
On October 5 and October 8, we will return to the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. Read More »
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Immigration Advocates Mock House GOP in Parody Video
"They're giving it a lot of lip service when you see something like the Heritage Month ad talking about the contributions Hispanics have made to American society, but these are the exact same people... Read More »
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Give Us A Vote!
A message to members of Congress at home for the August recess: do your job and pass real immigration reform into law! Read More »
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Statement on the George Zimmerman Trial Verdict
The officers of 32BJ are shocked and angered by last night's verdict and deeply saddened for Trayvon Martin's parents and family. A searing loss has been compounded by grave injustice and we are left... Read More »
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Immigration Reform Is in Sight!
The U.S. Senate passed the historic immigration reform bill on a 68-32 vote. Thank you for all your hard work, now let’s get this bill through the House! Read More »
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The American Dream
Three 32BJ members talk about what the American Dream means to them and why they are fighting for immigration reform. Read More »
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Immigration Reform: What’s Next?
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators have introduced an immigration reform bill this week. What's in the bill, and what are our next steps? Read More »
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Thousands Seeking Immigration Reform Rally in Miami
Thousands of people pushing for immigration reform marched from Little Havana to Bayfront Park Saturday. The Miami rally, one of many staged around the country Saturday, came days before lawmakers in Washington are expected... Read More »
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Thousands March in Miami for Immigration Reform
More than 2,000 people marched through downtown Miami on Saturday urging Congress and President Barack Obama to speed up enactment of an immigration reform law to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants in the country. Read More »
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Taking Action on Immigration
Across the country, we are putting pressure on Congress for commonsense immigration reform. Read More »
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Why Immigration Reform Matters
Today’s broken immigration system hurts all workers. We must make sure that all workers can work out of the shadows and share in the wealth they help create with their hard work. Read More »
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Immigration Reform Is On the Line!
From March 12 to March 14, join 32BJ members in making 1 Million Calls to Congress to tell them we support immigration reform! Read More »
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Leading by Example
The American Dream Fund makes all our political work possible. Here, a few top ADF recruiters talk about their experiences taking political action with the union and share what ADF means to them. Read More »
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Victory!
WE WON! You worked incredibly hard for many months to help reelect President Obama and other champions for working people, and we are finally able to celebrate! Read More »
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Fighting For Every Vote
32BJ members are working hard to get out the vote for President Obama in November. Read More »
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A Timeline of Progress
President Obama promised and delivered “change we can believe in.” Here's a list of his top accomplishments. Read More »
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Will You Leave the Door Open for Your Children?
By Mike Fishman This week I was honored to represent 32BJ at the Democratic National Convention, and witnessed first-hand the stark differences between the two parties. Let me tell you — there’s a lot... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Applauds President Obama’s ‘Dreamers Plan’
The following statement can be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, Secretary-Treasurer of 32BJ, one of the largest unions representing immigrant workers in the country: “As hundreds of thousands of highly motivated Dreamers, and future scientist... Read More »
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Miami Minimum Wage Protest: 7 People We Met At The Rally
Wielding signs under the blazing July sun, 200 people rallied at Bayfront Park Tuesday afternoon to encourage Congress to increase the federal minimum wage. Members of local advocacy group 1Miami were joined by other... Read More »
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Op-ed: “Our Wages in Miami Are Too Small To Survive On”
In the news, we see many stories about the big companies whose offices we clean in the Southeast Financial Center in downtown Miami. Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase are some of richest... Read More »
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Workers rally in downtown Miami to demand a higher minimum wage
Three years after completing a tour of duty in Iraq, Marcus Edgerson is poor. The 24-year-old veteran supports his wife and 4-month-old son working part-time at the Walmart in Hallandale Beach. He earns $7.70... Read More »
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Real Winners Are the Millions of Americans Who Are Uninsured
The following statement on the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act can be attributed to 32BJ President Mike Fishman: “The real winners here are the tens of millions of Americans with no... Read More »
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SB 1070 and Racial Profiling Should Have No Place in Our Democracy
The following statement should be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, Secretary-Treasurer of 32BJ SEIU, one of the largest unions representing immigrant workers in the country: “While the Supreme Court rejected some horrendous aspects of Arizona’s... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Applauds President Obama’s Decision for Dreamers
The following statement can be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, Secretary-Treasurer of 32BJ, one of the largest unions representing immigrant workers in the country: “The Obama administration deserves praise for this plan to stop the... Read More »