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Mary Kay Henry

A Year Later, Typhoon Haiyan's Lesson Is: More Extreme Storms Demand More Extreme Measures

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green
Mary Kay Henry

Let there be no more devastation like Haiyan. Let us be the generation to leave the children we love a safer world and a more vibrant economy. Everyone's future depends on it.

Kids First! Be a #KidVoter

Areva Martin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Areva Martin

We know that early education creates a foundation. We know exposure to words, language and literacy provides a ladder to boost children with extra challenges to the starting line in kindergarten.

Workers Are Rising -- and Winning

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

If you work hard, you should make enough to live a good life and provide a better one for your kids. That's a conviction worth fighting for and a sentiment that rings true for most people, not just in Seattle but everywhere.

Six Reasons to Cheer for Unions This International Women's Day

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In spite of these strides, millions of female workers are getting the squeeze in today's economy. Even as women break the glass ceiling in business and politics, they still earn on average, 77 cents to every dollar earned by men -- and unions are a big part of the solution.

My Thanksgiving Prayer: May Obamacare Be the Beginning of the End of Economic 'Exclusion'

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As I sit down to a Thanksgiving feast I ache and pray for millions of Americans who won't be able to obtain health coverage because, as Pope Francis notes, we treat people as "leftovers."

New Census Data Underscores Why Movement to Boost Wages Must Succeed

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

History has taught us that the nation does better when we have a strong middle class. We need bold changes in public policy to reverse the rising tide of income inequality.

We Are Better Than DOMA

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As a country that counts equality among our basic values, we should never single out one group for harsher treatment. We're better than that.

Holding on to a Sliver of the American Dream

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In the 2012 presidential election, voters put forth a clear mandate: We want a more prosperous country, where everyone can work for a living, support their families and have a fair shot at a better life.

Dave Jamieson

What Romney 'Wants To Annihilate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The way Teamsters President James P. Hoffa sees it, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be happy if an already weakened Amer...

Dave Jamieson

SEIU Chief On Romney: 'He Wants To Take Us Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Since the early days of the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been taking occasional shots at organized ...

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Wall Street Adjusts To Outside Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- During a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C., several hundred progressives gathered on K Street were protesting the same outrage bu...

Sam Stein

Who's Targeting Latino Voters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Service Employees International Union, one of the most influential labor organizations in Washington, D.C., is undertaking a compreh...

Prospects for Progressive Politics: A July 4th Interview With Activist Jeff Blum

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year, Americans celebrated their independence at a time when almost 10 percent of the workforce is officially unemployed, millions more are underemployed, and millions of families are losing their homes. Under these circumstances, why isn't the left gaining momentum?

SEIU Faces Reckoning on Eve of Kaiser Results

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

As the SEIU awaits the results of its Kaiser election contest with NUHW, the union faces a reckoning regardless of the outcome. SEIU confronts a "heads I lose, tails you win" scenario as Kaiser election results are announced on October 8.

Did the October 2nd Rally Create Enough Leverage to Achieve "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

If this weekend's rally was modeled on the 1963 March on Washington, it lacked the spirit of civil disobedience and direct action that marked that event 37 years ago.

Worried About Retirement? Time to Strengthen Social Security

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

The politicians and corporate interests pushing arguments that we can't afford Social Security are the same people who destroyed our pensions. The same people who want to hand the fate of our retirements over to Wall Street.

Ryan Grim

Labor Legend Dolores Huerta Rips SEIU For Worker Intimidation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A legend of the labor movement stepped into the turmoil engulfing organized labor in California on Tuesday, pressing the new head of the Service Emplo...

SEIU-UNITE HERE Settlement Reached

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

After an 18-month battle that began with SEIU believing it could affect a hostile takeover of a fellow international union, the two unions reached a settlement today almost entirely on UNITE HERE's terms.

The F Word: The Year of Which Women Again?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So it's “the year of the women" in the media again. But again, it's only some. All about money media are all about the women of the GOP. It...

Mary Kay Henry Elected SEIU President

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's fastest growing labor union elected its first woman president Saturday. The Service Employees International Union sel...

Term Limits for Labor Leaders?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

In the two weeks since Andy Stern announced his retirement after 14 years as the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), most o...

Mary Kay Henry 'Almost Certain' To Be Next SEIU President

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The race to become the next president of the nation's fastest growing labor union became clearer on Wednesday after one of the cand...

Mary Kay Henry, California Labor Leader, Earns Key Support In Race For SEIU Presidency

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A giant New York-based local union is poised to vote to support California labor leader Mary Kay Henry (above) for the presidency of America's largest...

SEIU to "Create WWIII" to Drive NUHW Out of Hospitals

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

According to published minutes from an April 10, 2010 SEIU-UHW meeting, SEIU plans to "Basically create WWIII" in order to drive NUHW organizers and s...

Sam Stein

SEIU To Sit Out General Election If Preferred Candidate Doesn't Win Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a bold warning shot to Democratic lawmakers, the new president of the powerful Service Employees International Union says that members are prepared...