SEIU 521 Convention: Union of Leaders

Nearly a hundred delegates across SEIU Local 521’s vast region convened in San Jose for a 3-day convention from August 1 to August 3, 2014 to assess the state of our Union and chart its future.

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SEIU Local 521 President Gwyn Harshaw and Chief Elected Officer Luisa Blue opened the program to frame the work awaiting the delegates over the weekend, operating under the theme, “A Leader of Unions, a Union of Leaders.”

SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker delivered the keynote address and rocked the room.  She ended by saying, “Leaders don’t create followers; leaders create more leaders.”

The program included our Community First message and delegates watched the following movie:

Check out the delegates’ messages posted on Facebook and Twitter with the #521purplebuzz hashtag!

The 2014 Convention was a huge success! We’ve trained, learned and networked with people from across our local and now it’s time to put our new power into action at our worksites. With training in workshops, open space collaboration and speeches from some amazing leaders inside and outside of 521, we’re fired up and ready to go. If you missed this convention, talk to someone who went and check out the for more coverage.

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