SEIU 521 union members proudly participated in the #WomensMarch2018 in support of equality and respect for all women. Members of our SEIU 521 APALA and Latino Caucuses also volunteered their time in solidarity with community allies for women’s rights and the right to a safe and just workplace.
Oprah Winfrey’s newsworthy Golden Globes speech touched on something important that is frequently overlooked in the women’s rights movement: Working women often don’t have the luxury of speaking out against injustice. Speaking out could cost them their job, or the ability to provide for their families.
With a union, working women have power. Union contracts ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work, and belonging to a union allows us to use our collective power to negotiate safe working conditions, free from harassment and assault.