Last updated on: 5/29/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Hard working, tax-paying immigrants who are living in this country should be given every opportunity to come forward, pay a fine, and earn legal status and a path toward citizenship. Successful reform mandates the most expansive earned legalization provisions that would make eligible the largest number of undocumented persons… The benefits of an expansive legalization program are clear: employer compliance with withholding requirements is best achieved by the highest level of participation in the legalization programs; people will come out of the shadows and be able to work at higher paying and more secure jobs; and families will be reunited.”

“Text of Letter to Senator Kennedy from SEIU Leaders – SEIU Announces Agenda for Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” www.seiu.org, Jan. 17, 2007

Description:

“SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America, with… members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico… Focused on uniting workers in four sectors -hospital systems, long term care, property services, and public services– SEIU is the largest health care union, the largest property services union, and the second-largest public employees union.”

“About SEIU,” www.seiu.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of more than 1.9 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.”

“About SEIU,” www.seiu.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Other:
Labor Union
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?