32BJ SEIU

June 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

32BJ SEIU Responds to Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Announcement

The Supreme Court made a decision early Monday allowing parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries. The court did, however, make an exception to Trump’s travel ban stating that it “may not be enforced against an individual seeking admission as a refugee who can credible claim a bona […]

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June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

32BJ SEIU Mourns Loss of Former D.C. Council Member Jim Graham

The Council of the District of Columbia confirmed the passing of former Councilmember Jim Graham on Facebook Thursday. Following the announcement, 32BJ SEIU Vice President Jaime Contreras released the following statement: “Immigrants and low-wage workers in the District are mourning the loss of one their most passionate and reliable champions,” said Contreras. “From living wages for […]

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May 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Thousands Rally to Support International Workers’ Day and Immigration

“No more barriers and no more walls,” was the message during the march on Washington early Monday in honor of International Workers’ Day. Thousands gathered at Dupont Circle to rally against President Donald Trump’s policies and administration. “We are calling for a rally for immigrants and workers to tell the Trump administration that we are […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime

Immigrants who are the victims of a crime should not be subject to an arrest is the message from Jaime Contreras, vice president for 32BJ SEIU. Contreras’ statement comes after a official from the Department of Homeland Security stated that immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses, according to a report by […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

Following the memorandums signed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on immigration and border security, some union leaders are speaking out condemning Kelly’s actions. 32BJ SEIU represents more than 163,000 property services workers in the U.S. Roughly 18,000 of 32BJ’s property service workers in the D.C. Metropolitan and Baltimore areas are immigrants […]

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