One of the big success stories for Local 888 during the pandemic has been initiating the use of Zoom to host union orientation programs for members, and especially new hires.
The monthly events are generally on the second Thursday of a month at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. — with the next one set for Feb. 11. The one-hour orientations are open to all Local 888 workers; sign up online at www.seiu888.org/mwo.
More than 154 people have attended a Member Welcome Orientation since they were started last June. Contact Johannes Raatz at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details.
When people learn about the advantages of collective bargaining and “just cause” protections they are more likely to get involved in their union, said Local 888 President Brenda Rodrigues. “Member involvement makes the union strong.”
The officers and staff of Local 888 extend our deepest sympathies to the families of:
For information about the SEIU Local 888 officer and executive board election, please visit the Elections Page.
Members interested in obtaining candidate nomination petitions or signing candidate petition forms must log into the Local 888 Member Portal:
These are unprecedented times. Now, members can give valuable feedback to SEIU on how the pandemic has affected their workplaces. To take the survey, go to: https://tinyurl.com/SEIU2020survey.
STEPPING UP: Elmer Arriaza, chapter vice president at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, takes the oath of office on Zoom for the executive board.
The Local 888 Executive Board has ratified the nominations of new officials, electing one new member to the board and one trustee. They are:
Also in recent months, the Local 888 board approved the nominations of:
The international union is taking the next step in its Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us campaign.
In the November election, SEIU members voted for health care and long-term care that everyone can afford — along with:
SEIU members voted for leaders who will support them. Now, the International Union said, it’s time for officials at all levels of governance to “do what we elected them to do.”
To sign the pledge. Go to: https://secure.everyaction.com/dfab1X7d_UWSTvWcPRR8oQ2.