The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania

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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NYC Fast Food Workers, City Council, Allies Denounce ‘Antilabor Secretary’ Nominee
New York –In the run up to the Senate confirmation hearing of fast-food mogul Andy Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other council members joined cooks... Read More »
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Phil Murphy for Governor!
32BJ SEIU members have endorsed Democratic candidate Phil Murphy for Governor of New Jersey. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Phil Murphy for Governor of New Jersey
Newark—32BJ SEIU, the largest property services union in the country, is supporting Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.  32BJ SEIU Vice President and New Jersey State Director Kevin Brown made the announcement today on behalf... Read More »
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32BJ Members Endorse Mayor Bill de Blasio for Re-election
32BJ SEIU members announced today that they have endorsed NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election based on his record of commitment to working families and making the city stronger and fairer for all. Read More »
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Toomey Has Rhetoric and Fear, Katie McGinty Has Actual Plans to Make Our Lives Better
Building a better economy and a better society should be about breaking down barriers to opportunity for our children, not building walls. We are better than fear-mongering. Pennsylvania’s deserve better, and that’s Katie McGinty. Read More »
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Change Begins at Home
Voters in the Hudson Valley appalled by Trump now have a chance to send a message that could reverberate nationally, not just by rejecting the head of the ticket, but also by electing Senate... Read More »
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Our Vote Is Not Just for Issues, But Also for Respect
In this important election, we’re not just choosing policymakers. We need to elect candidates who will see us as full people, who understand our needs and can empathize with our challenges. Candidates who show... Read More »
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32BJ Members Endorse Teachout, Throne-Holst and Other Progressive Candidates for Congress
32BJ members today announced their support for Zephyr Teachout, Anna Throne-Holst and other progressive candidates running for Congress in New York as the fractious Presidential Election has brought new opportunities to Democratic candidates and... Read More »
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Five Reasons to Support Katie McGinty for the US Senate
Here are five reasons to make sure you turn out and vote for Katie McGinty on November 8 in the crucial US Senate race for Pennsylvania. Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congress
32BJ SEIU announced today its endorsement of Lisa Blunt Rochester, Democratic candidate for United States Congress. The union represents nearly 10,000 Delaware Valley property service workers including 700 in Delaware. Read More »
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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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32BJ Endorses Rep. Theresa Conroy for Reelection
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Representative Theresa Conroy for re-election to the Connecticut State General Assembly as part of their push to win a higher minimum wage and more full-time hours for... Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Tim Bowles for Election to State Senate
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Tim Bowles for election to the Connecticut State Senate in the 18th District, which includes the towns of Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, and... Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Danté Bartolomeo for Re-Election to State Senate
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Danté Bartolomeo for election to the Connecticut State Senate in the 13th District, which includes the towns of Meriden, Cheshire, Middlefield, Middletown and Rockfall. Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Ryan Henowitz for State Senate
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Ryan Henowitz for election to the Connecticut State Senate in the 20th District, which includes the city of New London. Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Ken Gucker, Jeff Tomchik and Rep. Bob Godfrey for Election in November
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Ken Gucker for election to Connecticut Senate in the 24th District and of Jeff Tomchik for election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in the 138th District,... Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Saud Anwar, Tim Curtis and Russ Morin for Election to State House
Members of 32BJ SEIU today announced their endorsement of Dr. Saud Anwar and Tim Curtis for election in the 14th and 60th House Districts in the Connecticut General Assembly, and Representative Russ Morin for... Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Rep. Betty Boukus for Re-election
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Representative Betty Boukus for re-election to the Connecticut State General Assembly in the 22nd House District, as part of their push to win a higher minimum wage... Read More »
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Women workers take a stand against politicians who disrespect women, and those who turn a blind eye
In the wake of fallout over Trump’s sexual assault comments, hundreds of women union members will rally and canvass to elect candidates who support working women’s’ issues including Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty for Senate... 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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Join Us on October 15!
Join your co-workers on October 15 to fight for $15+ respect! We're coming out with our families to make a difference for our communities. Read More »
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32BJ Endorsements for 2016 Elections in Connecticut
United States Senate Richard Blumenthal United States House of Representatives Congressional District 1 John Larson Congressional District 2 Joe Courtney Congressional District 3 Rosa DeLauro Congressional District 5 Elizabeth Esty Connecticut State Senate Senate... Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Ali Boak for New York State Senate
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Ali Boak for New York State Senate as part of their push to win back a Democratic majority in Albany. 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 Endorses Bryan Townsend for Congress
32BJ SEIU—the union representing Delaware commercial office cleaners—today endorsed Bryan Townsend for Congress. 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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32BJ Calls on S.J. Jung to Remove Photo of Union President Hector Figueroa from Campaign Literature
32BJ SEIU today called on S.J. Jung to remove a photo of union president Hector Figueroa from the candidate's campaign literature. 32BJ members have endorsed Jung's opponent, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky in the... Read More »
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32BJ Endorsements for New York 2016 Primary Elections
NY State Senate: SD10     James Sanders – (Parts of Queens, Jamaica, the Rockaways) SD16     Toby Ann Stavisky – (Parts of Queens, Flushing, Forest Hills) SD18     Martin Dilan – (Parts of Brooklyn, Bushwick, Williamsburg) SD19     Roxanne Persaud – (Parts... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Christine Peters in the Westchester County Legislature Special Election on Aug 9
Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation's largest property services union, have spent the past week knocking on doors for Democrat Christine Peters, whom they endorsed last week in the Westchester County Legislature special... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses State Representative Terry Adams in Democratic Primary
Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation's largest property services union, have voted to endorse State Representative Terry Adams in Stamford for the Democratic Primary on August 9 — a vote they will support with... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU ENDORSES STATE SENATORS MARILYN MOORE AND ED GOMES IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation's largest property services union, have voted to endorse State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes of Bridgeport in the Connecticut Democratic Primary on August 9 — a vote... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU ENDORSES STATE SENATOR TERRY GERRATANA IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation's largest property services union, have voted to endorse State Senator Terry Gerratana in New Britain for the Democratic Primary on August 9 — a vote they will support... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Josh Elliott in August 9 Democratic Primary
Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation's largest property services union, have voted to endorse Josh Elliott in the Democratic Primary on August 9, to replace outgoing State Representative Brendan Sharkey. Read More »
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32BJ Members Endorse Progressive Candidates to Win Back Democratic Majority in New York State Senate
32BJ members on Monday announced endorsements for progressive candidates running for key seats in the New York State Senate. Read More »
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32BJ Members Endorse Tom Suozzi for Congress
32BJ SEIU members today announced their endorsement of Tom Suozzi to represent Long Island and Queens in Congress. Read More »
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32BJ Members Endorse Jamaal Bailey for NY State Senate
32BJ members today announced their endorsement of Jamaal Bailey for New York State Senate to represent District 36 in the Bronx. Read More »
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VAMOS4PR Statement On Opposition To New House Bill To Address Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis
The draft bill released by the U.S. House of Representatives addressing some aspects of Puerto Rico’s public debt crisis fails to meet standards that will protect pensions, workers’ rights and democratic rights of the... Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Praises Newark Executive Order Calling For A $15 Wage For Workers
32BJ SEIU applauds Newark Mayor Ras Baraka for taking bold action to help airport workers and other low wage workers get what they deserve—a $15 minimum wage. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Statement on Governor McAuliffe Restoring Voting Rights
32BJ members are proud of Governor McAuliffe for ensuring that all men and women have their voices heard on the long list of issues that affect their day-to-day lives. Read More »
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32BJ Celebrates Todd Kaminsky’s Win For Long Island State Senate Seat
Members of SEIU 32BJ celebrated Todd Kaminsky’s win in the special election Tuesday for State Senate in the 9th Congressional District in Long Island. Read More »
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Support Yuh-Line Niou for NY State Assembly
Help Yuh-Line Niou get elected to the NY Assembly by volunteering! Read More »
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Statement from 32BJ President Hector Figueroa on Passing of Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan
“We congratulate Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for passing a plan that will create more affordable housing for the city’s working families. This is a victory for hard-working New Yorkers,... Read More »
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Statement from 32BJ President Hector Figueroa on Affordable Housing Plan
We applaud the New York City Council and Mayor de Blasio for coming together on a plan that will create more affordable housing that the city's working families desperately need. Read More »
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32BJ Members Endorse Yuh-Line Niou for State Assembly
32BJ SEIU members today announced their endorsement of Yuh-Line Niou for State Assembly to represent the 65th District in Lower Manhattan. 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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32BJ SEIU Endorses Rafael Salamanca For City Council Seat In The Bronx
32BJ SEIU members today announced their endorsement of Rafael Salamanca for the City Council seat representing the 17th District in the Bronx. Read More »
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Kaminsky For State Senate In Long Island
32BJ SEIU members today announced their endorsement of Todd Kaminsky for State Senate in Long Island. Read More »
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32BJ Endorses Keith Wright for US Congress
32BJ SEIU members today announced their endorsement of Keith Wright for the US House of Representatives representing New York’s 13th District. Read More »
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We Won’t Stop!
We’re teaming up with our SEIU brothers and sisters, fellow labor unions and community allies to send a loud message to Republicans in Albany who want to stop New York workers from getting the... Read More »
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32BJ Applauds Mayor’s Paid Parental Leave Announcement
32BJ SEIU and our 70,000 members in New York applaud Mayor de Blasio and his administration for this important step forward in the continued fight for paid leave for working men and women. Read More »