Today, April 28th, 2009, over 120 members and staff joined other SEIU locals and community partners at the LA City Council Chambers to watch and cheer as the LA City Council voted to pass a resolution in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. After that we joined in a National Day of Action to hold Bank of America accountable in our “Take Back the Economy” event. SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger spoke to the crowd and urged them to fight against misused TARP funds.
This Contract has been extended through April 30th, 2009.
The wage language is in Section 8, on page 10 of the contract.
Wages were increased from $10.50/hour to $11.50/hour in March 2008, per the language in Section 8 B-D.
Here is a pdf copy of the Napa Contract-please click to open.
The flyer also references this Napa Valley Register article- please open by clicking the link below.
Napa Valley Register Article
On Saturday, April 4th, fifty ULTCW Long Term Care workers and staff marched in solidarity with over 400 SEIU members, family, and friends on the anniversary of the day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. SEIU 1877, SOULA, and the SCLC were represented. Holding banners high, they listened to speakers who cried out for quality education, secure jobs, safer neighborhoods, and equality for all. A giant greeting card was given to Speaker of the Assembly, Karen Bass, asking her to help remove the cuts that were made to the IHSS program. In addition, flyers with information about the cuts were passed out to the crowd.