Our mission is to build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations. We recognize our successes and learn from our setbacks. We strive to be strategic, organized, inclusive, honest, respectful, optimistic and confident.
WHERE WE ARE
We are concentrated in the Northeast – in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – but our reach extends to southern Florida and as far west as Montana.
What We Do
We work primarily as cleaners, property maintenance workers, doormen, security officers, window cleaners, building engineers, and school and food service workers. But our ranks include railroad and factory workers as well.
Where We Work
We work for private employers, the public sector, and companies receiving government contracts. We work in office, apartment, and government buildings; airports and shopping malls; public schools, colleges, and universities; stadiums, theaters, museums, and country clubs.
Prominent sites where we work include the Empire State Building, Broadway theaters, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum; the PATH train system connecting New York and New Jersey; the home stadiums of the New York Yankees and Mets, the New Jersey Devils, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers; Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute; the Connecticut Capitol; and the U.S. State Department, CIA, and Pentagon in Washington.
Where We Come From
Our union includes the full breadth of America today. We are a diverse group in every way. We come from dozens of countries all over the world – and from families with long histories in the U.S. But we share the American Dream, a commitment to making life better for working families, and a fundamental respect for the dignity of all people.
We are an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2.1 million members dedicated to raising industry standards, making life better for working families and our communities, and building a fair economy.