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VICTORY! 32BJ SEIU Endorsed Candidates Win in key Municipal Election in Newark and Patterson

NEWARK, N.J. — 32BJ SEIU, the largest property services union in the country, with 13,000 members in New Jersey, celebrates the victories of our union-endorsed pro-working families’ candidates who won big on today’s municipal election.   For Mayor of the State’s largest city, Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, will be serving a second term joined by …

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Victory! Jersey City Signs Agreement with the Developers for 70 Columbus, 90 Columbus and the Vantage for Compliance to the City’s Standard Wage Ordinance

Jersey City, NJ – Developers for 70 & 90 Columbus (70 Columbus Urban Renewal LLC and 90 Columbus Urban Renewal LLC both owned by Ironstate Developers and Panepinto) and The Vantage (LNH Owner Urban Renewal owned by Fisher Development Associates) have reached an agreement with the City of Jersey City in regards to their violations …

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STATEMENT FROM SEIU 32BJ PRESIDENT KYLE BRAGG ON LEAKED SUPREME COURT ABORTION OPINION

“The leaked draft opinion from the radical right wing Supreme Court would be a massive and sickening step backwards in this country. It would inflict the largest rollback of basic rights in a generation and unwind decades of progress for women. The justification for this opinion rests on a medieval worldview and it sets the …

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STATEMENT FROM SEIU 32BJ PRESIDENT KYLE BRAGG ON THE HISTORIC CONFIRMATION OF JUSTICE JACKSON TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

“We are thrilled and overjoyed by the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. Her rise to the highest court in the land is itself confirmation of what America can be when all Americans can achieve their highest aspirations. It is confirmation that progress comes in fits and starts, …

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Nation’s Largest Property Services Workers and Health Care Workers Unions, 32BJ SEIU and 1199SEIU Endorse Anthony Brown for Maryland Attorney General

Baltimore, MD –32BJ SEIU and 1199SEIU, which collectively represent over 30,000 property services workers and health care workers in Maryland, announced their endorsement of Anthony Brown’s campaign for Maryland Attorney General today. Union volunteers will knock on doors, make phone calls and speak out within their communities in support of Brown’s campaign.   “I’m honored …

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Over 30,000 Essential Health Care, School Support and Property Services Workers in Maryland with 32BJ SEIU, 1199SEIU and SEIU Local 500 Endorse Senator Chris Van Hollen

Baltimore, MD –Essential workers with 32BJ SEIU, SEIU Local 500 and 1199SEIU today announced their endorsement of Senator Chris Van Hollen’s reelection campaign. The unions collectively represent over 30,000 education support personnel, property services workers and health care workers in Maryland. “During his more than 20 years in public office, Chris Van Hollen has fought …

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Coalition Celebrates Transportation Committee Passage of Driver’s License Bill

House will vote soon on bill to expand driver’s license access to all residents, regardless of immigration status BOSTON —Today the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted favorably to move the Work and Family Mobility Act out of committee. According to press remarks by the office of House Speaker Ron Mariano, the bill will …

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Essential Workers’ Union Severely Disappointed in Governor’s Budget Proposal

All essential workers should receive hazard pay for pandemic sacrifices and contributions HARTFORD, Conn. —The following statement may be credited to Rochelle Palache, 32BJ SEIU Vice President and head of the union in Connecticut. “We were deeply disappointed that Governor Lamont has abandoned the needs of essential workers in his budget proposal today. Despite signals …

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