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SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on the newly-proposed public charge rule that would make it impossible for working people and low-income immigrants who participate in healthcare and social services programs to receive a green card:

“This proposed rule goes against who we are as Americans. We are a nation that welcomes immigrants, rescues refugees and aspires to treat people equally regardless of creed, color, or where they come from.

“If this proposal is finalized, it could force families to forego needed healthcare or go hungry or become homeless in exchange for the opportunity of becoming a green card holder in the future. Parents will have to choose between taking their children to the doctor or being able to watch their children grow and remain together as a family. It’s unconscionable to force this decision on people who are trying to build a better life at the same time that hundreds of children fleeing persecution have been forcibly separated from their parents.

“This will have lasting consequences not just on the well-being of working families, but also the communities in which they live. Immigrants pay city, county, state and federal taxes that contribute to their communities, and finance healthcare and social service programs. If they are driven into the shadows or out of this country, everyone will suffer.

“SEIU members are standing strong in our union to stand up and fight back. We are fighting for our nation’s soul and to protect immigrant communities across the country. “President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have the power to do the right thing. If they don’t, we will hold them accountable for standing in the way of immigrant families and turning their back on working people.”

The 4Cs will be sharing more information about the public charge rule when the public comment period opens.

October 1st, 2018

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On Saturday, September 15, 4Cs Chapter Chairs and Delegates were invited to attend a meeting to discuss better ways to engage new members! Ideas were exchanged, tools were previewed, and challenges were discussed. 

We will be implementing new ideas throughout the year!

September 15th, 2018

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The semester is back in gear, pumpkin spice is all around you, and it’s officially election season! Higher education has traditionally received minimal attention during campaign season but this election cycle has witnessed sweeping proposals; higher ed has become a leading issue on campaign trails this year.

Candidates are out to earn YOUR vote, so it’s an important time to have legislators hear your priorities. When you meet legislators at events or they have knocked on your door, it’s an opportunity to ask them about the issues you care about like community college funding or debt-free higher education.

4Cs Bryan Bonina signs the pledge to be a Higher Education Voter!

Our parent union, SEIU, is launching GOTV U, led by higher education employees organizing under the banner Faculty Forward to bring faculty, staff, and students to the polls. Historically, campus turnout has been critical to candidates’ ability to win, with many crediting President Obama’s 2012 win to college turnout.

Join the 4Cs and other faculty, staff, students, and parents across the nation in pledging to be a higher education voter. What does it mean to #VoteHigher? We’re standing together and voting for candidates who will join the fight for quality, accessible higher education; help students graduate free of debt; and pay campus staff a minimum of $15/hour.

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4Cs organizers will have pledge cards at chapter meetings and at other chapter events through elections. But you don’t have to wait to see one of the organizers in person; you can sign the pledge online here.

If you are active in politics, you know that GOTV stands for Get Out the Vote and the U signifies universities or colleges. (But also everything becomes an acronym now because of Twitter so you can Tweet #GOTVU and still have 134 characters left).

Join us in making higher education a powerful voice in this year’s elections, from local and state elections to the race for President!

September 15th, 2016

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Please visit our new webpage that contains educational resources on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association here.

January 26th, 2016

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SEIU members can support the families of those affected by last week’s attacks by making a financial donation to cover their needs as they deal with this tragic loss.

Our entire SEIU family is shocked by last week’s violence in San Bernardino. As you may know, several San Bernardino County workers were attending a holiday banquet at the Inland Regional Center when the attacks occurred.

If you are an SEIU member, you can contribute to the Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund. Please be aware that your contribution to the Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund is not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

December 18th, 2015

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SEIU members can support the families of those affected by last week’s attacks by making a financial donation to cover their needs as they deal with this tragic loss.

Our entire SEIU family is shocked by last week’s violence in San Bernardino. As you may know, several San Bernardino County workers were attending a holiday banquet at the Inland Regional Center when the attacks occurred.

If you are an SEIU member, you can contribute to the Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund. Please be aware that your contribution to the Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund is not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

December 8th, 2015

Posted In: SEIU, Unions

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24373.PriceWePay LOGO (1)WHEN COLLEGES ACT LIKE CORPORATIONS WE ALL PAY THE PRICE

Today’s colleges and universities are acting more and more like corporations, selling us short instead of investing in the long-term success of students and faculty.

During this back-to-school period, faculty, students and parents across the nation are calculating the price we pay when colleges act like big companies rather than live their mission and values. Together, we are telling the truth and building a movement that is confronting the crisis in higher education.

For more information on this national SEIU campaign, please visit here.

August 31st, 2015

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