Service Employees International Union

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Obamacare: Miami Rep. Manny Diaz to Suffer Old-Fashioned Sit-In Today

    With the federal government facing a shutdown over Obamacare, Miami workers are taking action today. Dozens of members of a local union plan to sit in at the offices of Hialeah Republican State Rep. Manny Diaz until he talks to them about the state's refusal to accept $5 billion in Medicaid help.

  • News

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    University of Miami Students Rally as Janitors Prepare to Strike Over Wages

    The campus might not look this tidy come Wednesday.​Four years ago, the 400 janitors who keep the University of Miami's campus clean went on a lengthy hunger strike and inspired two months of student protests in a fierce battle to earn a fair living wage. Looks like round two might be right around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Fisher Islanders Go On Strike

    Today, from 3 to 6 p.m. the waiters, cooks and housekeepers of Fisher Island are staging a protest at the Ferry landing off of MacArthur Causeway. Approximately 1000 underlings are pissed off, it seems, that their super-rich overseers have decided not to provide them with a living wage and health be ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Dangerous Work

    Clean up at UM and you just might get burned

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Donna vs. Donna

    The UM president talks out of both sides of her yapper

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of September 8, 2005

    Hoops hype, bickering nurses, and cops as doctors

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Blunt Trauma

    Pan American Hospital, an icon in Cuban Miami, is fighting for life as it battles its own employees

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    The Bitch

    The Unbearable Lightness

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Never Mind the Ballots

    It is South Florida's YET-to-be-registered immigrant voters who could swing the 2004 presidential election

  • News

    November 13, 2003
  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Ramp Rats' Revenge

    Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Calling All Cabbies

    Battered by a corrupt industry, Miami's independent taxi drivers consider unionizing.

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    The Company Loves Misery

    Ken Loach focuses on the plight of L.A.'s working class in Bread and Roses

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of May 4, 2000

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Nursing a Grudge

    The Jackson Memorial nurses' union is troubled by controversy about everything from bad accounting to homophobia

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    United They Stand

    Labor organizer Monica Russo helps Dade's nursing home workers form a more perfect union

  • News

    July 31, 1991

    Labor Pains

    AFL-CIO union organizers are knocking on doors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the nurses are flinging them wide open