The Committee on Political Action (COPA)
COPA helps us fight back against budget cuts to public services and threats to our contract rights with member activities, electoral campaign work and legislative advocacy, locally and statewide. Click here to setup your COPA contribution today!
What is COPA?
COPA is our Local’s political action fund (PAC). Through COPA, we can fight harder and smarter for the quality of life issues that affect our members.
Why is COPA Necessary?
A strong COPA enables our Local to allocate resources for specific political work that advances our cause.
• To ensure the existence of the union
• To ensure members continue to receive good benefits
• To ensure our voices are heard before decisions are made
In fact, many benefits we enjoy today are a direct result of union members’ involvement in politics. Below are some shining examples of the legislative battles union members have won when we fully participate in the political process.
• The right to organize and bargain
• 40-hour work week
• 8-hour work day and overtime pay
• Unemployment insurance
• Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Why should I contribute?
Simple: full membership participation in COPA allows us to send a stronger message to management that SEIU Local 888 members take politics seriously.
Everyday, elected officials make choices that affect our jobs. That means that every election is an opportunity for us to elect politicians who will negotiate with us at the bargaining table.