Joint Board Delegates report back from 2012 SEIU Convention

Milagros Penalo stands to report back to the Executive Board after her trip to Denver to attend the SEIU Convention.

Milagros Penalo reports back to the Executive Board.

 

Talking about the critical fight for working people’s rights, several delegates stood and addressed the Executive Board meeting on Wednesday night.  They reported on their experiences at the most recent SEIU convention.

We learned not only is Wells Fargo amassing huge profits, they are refusing to let workers send money home to relatives in Somalia.  Union organizers at Coca Cola are being murdered in Columbia.  That janitors in Houston, Denver and LA had hunger strikes just to win the right to a union. (see links below)

Through all of it, we took home that we are in the fight for our lives together.

We are the 99 percent, whose rights are being stripped away every day for the benefit of the super, super rich. We came home even more committed to standing with our allies, other unions, and each other to we win fair conditions for all of us.

 

Minerva Javier stands up to report back to the Executive Board after her trip to the SEIU Convention in Denver.

Minerva Javier reports back.

Michael McGonagle stands up to report back to the Executive Board after his trip to the SEIU Convention in Denver.

Michael McGonagle reports back.

Bill Osbourne stands up to report back from his trip to the SEIU Convention in Denver.

Bill Osbourne reports back.

 

Venus Smith stands to report back from the SEIU Convention.

Venus Smith reports back.

On Wells Fargo’s refusal to provide services to Somalian families and the solidarity actions organized by Minnesotans for a fair economy see:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/11/social_issue/somali-americans-close-wells-fargo-us-bank-accounts-over-remittances/
http://www.mnfaireconomy.org/2012/05/somali-and-latino-communities-join-with-hundreds-of-allies-in-pledging-to-move-their-money/

On the murder of 2,886 unionists in Colombia since 1986, see:
http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/10/03/colombia-ensure-justice-anti-union-violence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4vAQ9ri6Ef8#!

On the janitors’ struggle, see:
http://www.seiu.org/a/justice-for-janitors/justice-for-janitors-20-years-of-organizing.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Ze4Yo8Z7rU


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