After years of being denied the same rights as millions of other American workers, Connecticut home care workers and child care providers will finally be able to bargain for fair wages and benefits, program improvements. Giving 11,000 low-wage workers a voice in their work will raise the quality of those services so that our whole society benefits.
On November 17th, nearly 1,000 people were arrested as more than 50,000 protestors at three dozen bridges nationwide declared an "Economic Emergency for the 99%." Rallies and marches accompanied these bridge actions across more than 20 states, including AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NM, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA and WI. Check out SEIU.org's live blog from the national day of action here.
As the nation's attention turns toward job creation, thousands of low-wage janitors and office cleaners in a dozen cities will take to the streets to support jobs that have created a path to the middle class for hundreds of thousands of workers in some of our most hard-pressed cities.