“They have to be aware that the people who work for them are not just statistics, but we are people. The union has allowed us to show that and use our voices.”

~ Michael Greene, 32BJ Member, New York

SEIU Locals Endorse Erika Strassburger for Pittsburgh Council District 8

Posted 3/1/18 | Filed in

-Erika will fight to improve the lives of working families-

Pittsburgh – 32BJ SEIU and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, local unions representing property service workers, nurses and healthcare workers, announced their endorsement of Erika Strassburger, Independent candidate for City Council District 8.

“Now more than ever, Pittsburgh working families need strong champions, like Erika Strassburger, who will help improve their lives. Erika Strassburger has a proven record working to protect our environment and standing up to corporate interests. She is committed to making sure there is a level playing field for all Pittsburghers regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. Erika is committed to making sure we have good union jobs so that the dream of owning a home becomes a reality for more Pittsburghers,” said Sam Williamson, 32BJ SEIU Western Pennsylvania District Leader.

“At a time when the hard won rights of workers, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, our healthcare and even voters are under attack, it’s important to have strong leadership ready to light the way and build an inclusive city free from poverty and fear,” said Caitlyn Fitzsimmons, an RN at Allegheny General Hospital. “Erika is pledged to use the powers of her office to do just that. We’re all in.”


With 163,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., including 22,000 in Pennsylvania, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.

SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is the state’s largest and fastest-growing union of nurses and healthcare workers, uniting nearly 45,000 nurses, professional and technical employees, direct care workers, and service employees in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home and community-based services, and state facilities across the Commonwealth. Together, we work to protect patient care, expand access to quality health care for all, and to lives of healthcare workers. We accomplish these goals by organizing non-union healthcare workers, driving industry standards in our contracts and fighting for legislation that affects health care in our state.

For More Information

Traci C. Benjamin; 215-300-0776; tbenjamin@seiu32bj.org