The Labor Union Represents Over 55,000 Active and Retired Workers in the State.
Miramar, FL — Though there are still 623 days until the 2020 elections, Floridians are ready to vote in local elections happening next month. The members of SEIU Florida announced their endorsements for local races in Tampa, Boynton Beach, Miramar, Riviera Beach, and Coral Springs.
Heading into Election Day, the Win Justice coalition surpassed 1.5 million in-person door knocks of infrequent voters in black and latinx communities - resulting in over 260,000 conversations - across ten counties in Florida. Their texting program has surpassed one million messages. At the doors, by phone, text, and their digital program, Win Justice has engaged more than 4 million Floridians statewide.
A dedicated group of active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees and property service workers in Florida who have taken a leave of absence from their jobs for the last two months are doubling down on their get out the vote efforts in the final days of the 2018 Election. These members, some of the 55,000 represented by SEIU Florida, one of the state’s largest unions, have been running voter outreach efforts among fellow union members and working families across the state.
For working families trying to pay for rent and other necessities, the new $8.46 Florida minimum wage announced this week (effective January 1, 2019) falls far short, according to one of the state’s largest unions.
The Win Justice coalition surpassed over one million door knocks this week through a seven figure statewide canvass operation, signifying one of the largest get out the vote canvass effort in the state. Their goal is to exceed 1.3 million door knocks by Election Day. Through phone calls, texting, and online paid digital programs, the coalition has engaged with well over two million Floridians. The coalition is encouraging voters to vote for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, Amendment 4 and a progressive ticket down the ballot.
CONTACT: Ed Gilhuly, Left Communication
Union Highlights the Need for Good Wages In “Vote for Freedom” Platform
MIRAMAR, FL — Energized by the victory of the Fight for $15 movement that pushed Amazon to announce this week that the company will pay its workers at least $15 per hour, members of SEIU Florida, one of the largest unions in the state, rallied with others at events throughout the week to call for a $15 minimum wage as part of their “Vote for Freedom” platform for the 2018 election.
Largest Single Voter Mobilization in the State This Cycle for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, and Progressive Candidates Down the Ballot
MIAMI, FL -- This Saturday, over 1,500 immigrant youth, families, and allies will gather in Miami to kick-off the one month countdown to this year’s midterm election. United We Dream Action are volunteering with The Win Justice coalition* for the largest single voter mobilization in Florida this election cycle. Bend the Arc and Fight for $15 will also join the action.
CONTACT: Ed Gilhuly, Left Communication
MIRAMAR, FL — SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired health care professionals, public employees, airport workers, adjunct faculty and property service staff in the state, has announced a slate of endorsed candidates for the November elections who will best serve the freedoms and needs of Florida’s working families.
The coalition includes Florida based groups Planned Parenthood, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Center for Community Change Action (CCCA), Color of Change, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes (FLIC Votes).
SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired health care professionals, public employees, airport workers, adjunct faculty and property service staff in the state today joined with elected officials to call out Republican nominee for governor Ron DeSantis at events in Miami, Palm Beach, Tampa and Orlando, with the union dubbing him “Healthcare Disaster DeSantis.” SEIU Florida Nurses and healthcare workers also announced details relating to healthcare in the union’s “Vote for Freedom” platform for the 2018 November elections.