March 17, 2021

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Women’s Empowerment Committee: Forging a Better Future for All

Whether during Women’s History Month or any other month, it’s important to honor the women writing history every day through their work to empower one another and help create a more equitable world. And that encapsulates the work of the SEIU Local 1000 Women’s Empowerment Committee (WEC) in a nutshell.

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Working on our Wellness with Help from Kaiser Permanente

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is that we take active care of our health as well as the health of our communities. As vaccinations roll out and more and more people are protected, we must keep up the fight for better and more accessible healthcare to ensure we are all safe. SEIU Local 1000 has been part of that fight for a healthier California by demanding better care, greater accessibility, and lower health care costs. And that’s why we’ve partnered with Kaiser Permanente to launch a wellness program for Kaiser members who are also SEIU Local 1000 members. 

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Susanna Salter – Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Politicians

As part of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating notable women past and present whose contributions to our nation have been overlooked.

During the years following the Civil War, women across America began escalating their demands for greater political rights. But it wasn’t until 1887 when Argonia, Kansas, then a small town of 500 inhabitants, elected Susanna Salter that America had its first female mayor.