Luisa Blue Elected SEIU Executive Vice President at Convention

Elected SEIU International Officers
On May 22, SEIU Local 521 Chief Elected Officer Luisa Blue was elected Executive Vice President of SEIU International at the ‪#‎SEIUnstoppable‬ International Convention in Detroit.

There is now a vacancy for an interim Chief Elected Officer at SEIU Local 521.

TO APPLY: Submit your request for consideration for appointment as the Local Interim CEO to the SEIU Local 521 Executive Board no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016.
For more details and requirements, read the vacancy announcement. (PDF)

“SEIU members’ unstoppable movement for change has led the way in shifting the debate in this country on inequality and penetrated the national consciousness. I am honored that the two million hard-working service and care workers of SEIU have chosen me, Gerry Hudson, and our Executive Vice Presidents to serve them as we continue to build strength and a voice in our economy and democracy for working families across North America.”

– Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International President

Mary Kay Henry was reelected as SEIU International President for another term. Valarie Long and Rocio Saenz were re-elected as Executive Vice Presidents and five new Executive Vice Presidents were elected: Neal Bisno, our own Luisa Blue, Heather Conroy, Scott Courtney and Leslie Frane. Gerry Hudson, who previously served as Executive Vice President, was elected as International Secretary-Treasurer.

Click here for more photos of the convention on Facebook.

Read the press release.

Luisa Blue has dedicated the last four decades of her life to organizing and advocating for workers’ rights through the union. She previously served as the Chief Elected Officer of the SEIU Local 521 representing over 55,000 public service workers who provide vital community services from the Silicon Valley, down the Monterey-Santa Cruz Coast and into California’s Central Valley. In 1977, she worked as an RN at San Francisco General Hospital and joined the union where she become more empowered and active and helped organize a successful campaign that improved collective bargaining rights for county registered nurses. Luisa expanded the fight to unite nurses on a national level as a founding member of the SEIU Nurse Alliance. She has also served on the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Executive Board and served two terms as their national president. She continues to lead in the advancement of AAPI worker’s rights, civil rights and economic justice.

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2 Responses to “Luisa Blue Elected SEIU Executive Vice President at Convention”

  1. Matt Nathanson says:

    Congratulations Luisa! What an honor, and a great next step in a long and dedicated union career. We will miss you at Local 521, but are proud to have a friend in high places!

  2. Karen Nakatani says:

    Congratulations, Luisa! We are all so proud of you. You will be missed!


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