Before Giving a National Radio Address this Weekend, Childcare Provider Paula Hall Writes First Blog
San Francisco , CA — Today, the 1.9 million member Service Employees International Union(SEIU) launched Just Work, a bi-weekly Huffington Post blog where real workers can discuss their daily struggles to balance work, afford life and participate in a more just society.
In the first Just Work blog, Paula Hall, a childcare provider in Spokane, WA, writes about how health and economic setbacks forced her family to redefine the American Dream. “ A hard working family like ours shouldn’t have to lose everything because of a sudden illness or injury, not in the richest country in the world, ”writes Paula. “But over time, our leaders have forsaken average Americanworkers. For too many people, a winning lottery ticket is the best chance we have for financial security and retirement planning. We have put blind faith in the market and the luck of good fortune, and we have lost some of our dignity along the way.”
WHAT: Launch of Just Work , a bi-weekly Huffington Post blog
WHO: Paula Hall, Childcare Provider and SEIU Local 925 Member
WHERE: HuffingtonPost, Living Now
WHEN: Friday, August3
About Just Work:
JustWork is a series presented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to give a voice to working people to discuss their daily struggles to balance work, afford life and participate in a more just society . SEIU welcomes submissions to Just Work !, Please send your story (700 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With 1.9 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is the largest health care union, including hospitals, nursing homes, and homecare; the largest property services union, including building cleaning and security; and the second largest public employee union. SEIU members are winning better wages, health care, and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers, not just corporations and CEOs, benefit from today's global economy.