Across the world on May 1, workers celebrated International Worker’s Day. Commemorating a Chicago strike in 1886, for an 8-hour work day, May 1st has come to represent a day of celebration for many, where workers participate in parades, festivals, and rallies.
Thousands rallied in Seattle on May Day to demand better protections for workers around the world and for comprehensive immigration reform.
International Worker’s Day 2013 takes on additional special meaning this year, as the drumbeat for immigration reform gets louder and louder.
SEIU locals and allies throughout the country are taking to the streets! Add your voice to the conversation on Twitter using hash tag #TimeIsNow.
Nursing home workers from across the state visited their legislators to urge them to approve Medicaid expansion to provide quality, affordable healthcare for all nursing home and long-term care workers. Many nursing home workers struggle to afford quality, affordable health coverage. The Legislature should adopt Medicaid Expansion to provide coverage to long-term care workers and our families. The program will include an influx of federal dollars that will result in the state saving $225 million in the current biennium. Plus, the program will create 10,000 new jobs in our state.
Tell the legislature to stand up for caregivers!
A note from SEIU member Anna Volkersz
We need a Governor who will support homecare and nursing home workers. That’s why Steve Bullock is our choice for governor in Montana.
Steve took time out of his campaign to spend a day working with me and my client in Bozeman. He walked a day in my shoes, so he could better understand the stamina, dedication and professional service that caregivers like you and me give to their clients and residents. He assisted my client getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, doing laundry, cooking breakfast and doing the dishes.
After seeing Steve work with my client with care and compassion, I know that my vote is going to elect a governor who will stand with homecare aides and nursing home workers–not against us.