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SEIU’s Mary Kay Henry on the Fight for $15’s 10-year anniversary

Nov 28, 2022
“What gives me hope is something that seemed impossible in 2012 is now very possible,” Henry told Marketplace.
Signs sit in a pile during a 2016 protest in Chicago, where demonstrators demanded a $15 minimum hourly wage.
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Union and advocacy groups seek corporate change through shareholders

Apr 21, 2021
They're addressing institutional investors like hedge funds and asking managers to press for social justice.
Asset managers have a lot of sway over corporate decision-making, said Chris Baumann of the Service Employees International Union.
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Democratic presidential candidates make their pitch to labor unions

Oct 4, 2019
Most of the leading Democratic presidential candidates will be in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday, trying to woo union members.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
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After Janus, a battle for union members' wallets

Sep 13, 2018
Public-sector unions can't collect fees from nonunion members anymore. Now anti-union groups are campaigning to get union members to quit.
Members of the Service Employees International Union hold a rally in support of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees at the Richard J. Daley Center on Feb. 26 in Chicago.
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Unions tighten belts ahead of Trump administration

Dec 27, 2016
The Service Employees International Union is bracing for big changes.
Members of the Service Employees International Union call for an increased minimum wage.
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