December 11, 2021


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As we approach the two-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are reflecting on how our lives, our jobs, and our state has been severely disrupted in that time. No matter how it impacted you, what clearly stood out to everyone was the dedication and commitment of the essential workers who kept our communities functioning, providing the critical services needed to weather the worst of this pandemic. 


Remembering Paul Gonzalez-Coke

Family, friends, colleagues and scores of Union Sisters and Brothers are mourning the passing of Paul Gonzalez-Coke, a long-time union activist best known for his work as one of the founders of SEIU Local 1000.

A native of San Francisco—and a lifelong fan of the Giants and 49ers—Paul joined the Army and earned the rank of Lieutenant while serving his country during the Vietnam War.