puerto rico News
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry sends a message of solidarity to Puerto Rico Department of Education teachers participating in a two-day strike beginning on Tuesday, January 14 to fight for an improved education system and economic justice.
Two Puerto Rico Locals Celebrate San Juan Municipal Employees Getting Recognition of their Right to Join a Union and Bargain Collectively
SEIU Local 1996, Sindicato Puertorriqueño de Trabajadores (SPT), and SEIU Local 1199 UGT, Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT), celebrated the San Juan Municipal Assembly passing an ordinance that recognizes San Juan Municipal employees' right to organize into a union and...
In July 2009, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño invoked Law 7, effectively firing 28,000 working people who provide essential services, without demonstrating any alternative solutions or proving financial necessity. For the first time since its enactment, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will examine whether or not Act 7 was "reasonable and necessary" to achieve the goal of resolving the state's fiscal crisis.