SHOUT TV is the
creation of a group of concerned SEIU 1000 members who are
dissatisfied with the lack of leadership and the wrong direction
where our union is heading.
Due to the
questionable conduct of current leaders and the culture of
corruption, our union is divided, weak, and suffers from a
progressive paralysis. Our dues are spent without producing the
results expected by members. Members are inadequately represented
and we have no real bargaining power.
Our union is
divided between an elitist leadership and is at the verge of
destruction. The current leadership of our union is neither
representing the union members nor responding to the constructive
and justifiable criticism of members. They continually fight the
reformist members and refuse to respond to demands for transparency,
accountability, and democracy.
have turned our union into a dictatorship. The intended and
promised, "1 member, 1 vote" does not exist in our union thus
destroying the only path to a strong union. Our dues are wastefully
spent with no transparency and accountability.
president of SEIU International, is systematically converting SEIU
into a business/corporate entity by collaborating with employers and
exploiting union members as a funding source to build a financial
empire. Our union, SEIU Local 1000, is a public sector union and
must remain exclusively devoted to public sector employees. SEIU is
aiming to change that. Despite our attempts to battle these
efforts, at our most recent General Council your elected delegates
voted to add private-sector members to Local 1000’s recruits.
We realized that
without the devoted and dedicated intervention of members our weak
and diseased union will leave us without any protection and we will
dangerously end up defenseless and vulnerable to the attack of
Our union is
supposed to be, but no longer is, a "union of members, by members,
and for members." If we need and desire to have a strong union, we
have no other option than to take our union back and establish
democracy, transparency, and accountability. It is up to us as
members to ROAR - Rise Organize
And Reform, our union.
united, strong, and respected union we cannot and will not be able
to gain any respect from governor, therefore, we will not be able to
obtain a meaningful and adequate contract. Because of inadequate or
nonexistent raises, we have been gradually losing our buying power
to the ever-increasing cost of living.
In order to
bring about a revitalizing and constructive change to our union we
must elect a capable, strong, responsible, energetic, effective,
diverse, and honest leadership team.
In the upcoming
election, please cast your vote for the "ROAR
1000 - Rise
Ken Hamidi for President of SEIU Local 1000
Kim McElroy for Vice
Alex Hommes for VP of Organizing and
Patricia Lopez for VP of Bargaining
Do a “Google”,
search for Ken Hamidi to learn about his exceptional leadership and
uncompromising devotion to the labor cause.