Political News

2018 Midterm Election Results

SEIU Local 1991 would like to congratulate Annette Taddeo, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Donna Shalala for Congress on winning their respective seats last night! Amendment #4 passing and returning the right to vote to millions of Floridians is another positive outcome of Election Night, one …

When We Vote, We Win!

  Make sure you cast your ballot and fulfill your civic duties. Only a few days left until Election Day, follow the links below to find Miami-Dade and Broward palm cards, early voting polling locations and SEIU Local 1991 Endorsed …

Members Stand Up for Healthcare

    SEIU Local 1991 members have joined in unity to promote their support for gubernational candidate and Mayor of Tallahasse, Andrew Gillum. Healthcare decisions today are being made in the politcal arena and Gillum believes that healthcare is a right, not …

2018 SEIU Endorsed Palm Cards for Miami-Dade and Broward

Our endorsements for the 2018 General elections in November are now available. Here you will find attachments for SEIU Local 1991s endorsements for both Miami-Dade and Broward County as well as a brief rationale for the Florida Constitutional amendments we …

SEIU Endorses Eileen Higgins for District 5 County Commissioner

SEIU Local 1991 has endorsed Eileen Higgins for Miami-Dade District 5 County Commissioner. Early voting begins June 9 and goes through June 17. Election Day is June 19th. Go to this website to see the District 5 map: https://gisweb.miamidade.gov/countycommission/index.html… If you …

Be Our Guest at the Gubernatorial Debate!

Want to go to the first Governor’s Debate in South Florida? SEIU 1991 along with the other SEIU locals across the state have coordinated with our community partners the Dream Defenders Action Fund, Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC) Votes, New Florida Majority, …

Immigration Round Table

  SEIU Local 1991 joined Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a host of advocates for a revealing discussion about the fears immigrants face in South Florida due to stepped up deportations and ICE raids. Magalie Pena Vancol, JHS Social Worker …

Member Civic Leaders Celebrate a Milestone

Congratulations to our member graduates!  These dedicated SEIU Local 1991 members recently completed months of classwork and training to become leaders in their union and community.  The classes, taught by SEIU staff, covered a variety of topics including economic and …

SEIU Local 1991 and Our Coalition Partners Speak Out Against ACA Repeal Bill

  Click on the link below  to watch a video about SEIU Local 1991 and our partners with The Miami Healthcare Coalition who joined forces to speak out against the Graham-Cassidy bill–the latest failed attempt to repeal and replace the …

Special Election Victory

Annette Taddeo won the special election for the Senate District 40 seat.  She won 51% of the vote–another example that every vote really does count.  Our members played an important role in helping Taddeo. Members helped to canvass and phone bank …

August 19 Day of Action

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Fight back against the AHCA

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Help Protect Our Care

If President Trump and his allies in Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, more than 2.2 million Floridians would lose their health coverage. The good news? All the phones calls, letters and in-person visits we’ve been making are working!

Local 1991 Endorsed Candidates for Nov. 8

Election Day: November 8 Early Voting: Oct. 24 – Nov. 6 Voting hours 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  Voting locations in Miami and in Broward. Click on the link for the county in which you are registered to vote. The endorsement card contains …

Are You Election Ready?

To protect our jobs, families and communities in an important election year, we have to get out and vote — and make sure everyone else we know does too.

READ ON for important dates, voting information and how to get involved!

August Primary Voting

Primary Election – August 30, 2016
But Don’t Wait – Vote Today!
Early Voting in Miami-Dade is Aug. 15-28
Early Voting in Broward is Aug. 20-28

Local 1991 Members Help Pass ARNP Bill

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Fight for $15 on April 14

On Thursday, April 14, SEIU members and allies will support thousands of actions in cities across the country to raise awareness of the minimum wage issue. There are several actions planned throughout the day in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Find one you can support!

Wins for Workers’ Rights But Tough Fights Ahead

It was a very good week for working people. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court sided against the wealthy special interests behind the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association case, which threatened to effectively restrict the rights of teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and …

California Becomes First State to Agree to $15 Minimum Wage

Three-and-a-half years after 200 fast-food workers walked off their jobs in New York City, sparking a national movement for $15/hr and union rights, the Fight for $15 won its biggest victory yet when Gov. Jerry Brown reached a deal with state legislators Monday to make California the first state to pass a $15/hr minimum wage.