We have to work together so we’re able to keep the things we have, like our health care and other benefits.

~ Jay Etheridge, 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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Thousands Will Mobilize on May Day for Immigrants Rights in MA
On Thursday, April 13th, immigrant, community and labor advocates of Massachusetts announced plans for a major day of resistance against Trump on May Day—International Workers’ Day—with multiple rallies planned across the Commonwealth thousands will... Read More »
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32BJ District 615 Weekend Warriors!
Join your co-workers to hold candidates accountable this election year! We need to elect candidates who listen and understand your demand for respect in and beyond the workplace. Fill out the form below to... 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 Endorsements for Massachusetts 2016 Primary Elections
Massachusetts State House of Representatives: 16th Essex District            Marcos Devers 4th Middlesex District     Danielle Gregoire 3rd Berkshire District      Tricia Farley-Bouvier 18th Middlesex District   Rady Mom... 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 Announces Endorsements in MA Municipal Elections
Boston – Citing a strong commitment to working families, 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced today its list of endorsements for candidates running in municipal elections across Massachusetts. In addition, 32BJ is... 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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32BJ SEIU Endorses Joe Ruggerio for State Representative 
“Our members are pleased to announce 32BJ SEIU's endorsement of Joe Ruggerio for State Representative in the 1st Suffolk District," said Roxana Rivera, Director of 32BJ SEIU District 615, which represents more than 18,000... 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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Winning 2014 for Working Families
Heading into the November elections, we need to work even harder so that the issues that matter to working families will have a place on the agenda. 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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Why the 2014 Elections Matter
Elections that don’t involve choosing the President can seem unimportant and irrelevant to daily life. But sometimes, like this year, elections for local politicians can be the most crucial ones. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Raimondo for Governor
Today, 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service workers union in the country, announced its support for Gina Raimondo for Governor of Rhode Island. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU List Of Endorsements In Primaries For Statewide Office And The Massachusetts Legislature
SEIU 32BJ has formally endorsed the following candidates for statewide office and the Massachusetts State Legislature. Read More »
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Martha Coakley’s Bid for Governor Endorsed by 32BJ SEIU
Attorney General Martha Coakley's campaign to become the next governor of Massachusetts was endorsed on Tuesday by the 32BJ Service employees International Union, which represents around 17,000 property services employees across the Commonwealth. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Martha Coakley for Governor
Attorney General Martha Coakley, candidate for governor, today received the endorsement of 32BJ SEIU, representing 17,000 workers across Massachusetts, based on her strong track record of accomplishment and partnership with working families in Massachusetts.... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Evandro Carvalho for State Representative
The following statement can be attributed to Roxana Rivera, Director of 32BJ SEIU District 615, representing over 18,000 property service workers un Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Read More »
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Vote in the Massachusetts Special Election on March 4!
On Tuesday March 4th, there will be important special elections in the Massachusetts legislature. District 615 has endorsed candidates who are progressive and have committed to fighting for the issues we care about-good jobs... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU New England Endorses Roy Avellaneda for State Representative
Roy brings new ideas to ensure that Massachusetts has a flourishing economy to benefit all its residents. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU New England Endorses Dan Hunt for State Representative
The men and women of 32BJ SEIU are proud to endorse Dan Hunt for State Representative in the 13th Suffolk District because he understands that hardworking families need a champion Read More »
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32BJ SEIU New England Endorses Jason Lewis for State Senate
The members of SEIU 32BJ New England District 615 proudly endorse Jason Lewis in the upcoming special election for State Senate Read More »
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Activists Continuing Push for Minimum Wage Ballot Question
Despite the Mass. Senate’s vote to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour, labor activists say they will continue to move forward on a ballot referendum to raise the minimum wage and... Read More »
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Statement on Boston’s Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh
“Marty Walsh has been chosen to be Boston’s next mayor and the janitors, security officers and other property service workers of 32BJ SEIU District 615 congratulate him on achieving this victory,” said Roxana Rivera,... Read More »
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Boston City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Federal Immigration Reform
As the U.S. Congress continues to work toward commonsense federal immigration reform, yesterday Boston became the fifth city in the Commonwealth to pass a local resolution in support of the federal legislation. Read More »
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New Legislation Would Prevent Displacing Workers
SEIU Local 615 kicked-off its Advocacy Day on January 30, 2013 at the State House in the morning and finished the day demonstrating at New Balance offices in Lawrence, protesting the displacement of over... Read More »
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Legislation Filed to Promote Job Stability and Fair Competition
Two bills were filed this session with support from SEIU Local 615: “An Act Relative to Economic Stability for Displaced Workers” (SD611 and HD2206) sponsored by Senator Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) and Representative Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge)... Read More »