In 2016, we have an important opportunity to Raise America with Good Jobs starting with workers in New England. This year, our members will fight for good contracts that raise wage standards, ensure full-time work and affordable healthcare for ALL workers and their families, and demand dignity and respect on the job. This fight is key to maintaining union standards in our region’s leading industries, creating good jobs for more working families, and building the strength of our union membership.
We recognize that the challenges our members and all workers in New England face go beyond what we will fight for at the bargaining table. Good Jobs go hand in hand with access to affordable housing, public transit, and adequately funded public schools. But many workers, including child care, home care, and airport workers, are still fighting for $15 and the right to form a union. Immigrant communities are under attack by discriminatory laws and xenophobia, and immigrant workers disproportionately face wage theft and other forms of exploitation. Structural racism and police violence attack the emotional and physical well-being of our brothers and sisters in the Black community. The fight for Good Jobs is also a fight for justice and equality for all working families.
We request your organization’s solidarity and participation in a major mobilization on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, from 1:00-3:00 PM in Boston at Boston Common Parkman Bandstand, to lift up these struggles and the opportunity for us to Raise America with Good Jobs in 2016.
SEIU 32BJ District 615 represents 18,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, maintenance and custodial workers, and window cleaners. Our members clean, maintain, and provide security for buildings in key industries, including commercial office real estate, financial services, higher education, healthcare, biotech, high tech, and transportation and tourism.