Who is ULU Local 100?

Local 100’s mission is to organize and represent unorganized service sector workers in the middle south states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and allow our members to create a vehicle to allow them a clear voice and real power in their workplace and their communities.  After more than 25 years as an SEIU local, in October 2009 Local 100 became independent again. Please become a fan on of Local 100 ULU on Facebook!

Join Local 100 Citizen Wealth Centers

Louisiana
Local 100 holds annual leadership conference PDF Print E-mail

Local 100 held it's annual Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge, LA, this past weekend. People came from all around to learn how to be more effective union leaders, catch each other up on their activities, swap stories and enjoy each other's company.

Here's what our Chief Organizer, Wade Rathke, wrote on his blog:

Baton Rouge Every year Local 100 has a Leadership School for our stewards, and this year we met at our union hall in Baton Rouge. More than 30 stewards came in filled with vim and vigor especially because of the recent election successes of the local in New Orleans and Dallas.

The meeting started with a bang as the Dallas delegation fired up the meeting with the report of their election victory from the day before when Local 100 won a mail ballot election for sanitation workers with the City of Dallas for 230 workers by the vote of 38-0! This victory followed three recent election victories in New Orleans for sanitation laborers, sanitation drivers, and custodial school workers, all of which are privately contracted now and in first contract bargaining.

Read more...
 
Shreveport Members Win Pay Raise PDF Print E-mail

Local 100 Members at Nexion Claiborne in Shreveport recently met to discuss a pay raise offer from the company, which operates one other nursing home in Shreveport.

Thanks to their participation, CNAs will get a 50-cent per hour wage increase, while housekeeping, laundry and cooks will get an additional 25 cents. They also agreed to work to unionize the other home.

In this photo, Alice Burney, LaDonna Atkins, Judy Henderson and Irene Coley show their strength in unity at the regular monthly meeting.

SEIU Local 100 monthly meetings in Shreveport are the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the union hall, 5000 Greenwood Road. For more information, call the Union at (318) 636-9027.

 
Shreveport Workers at Nexion Nursing Home Demand Fair Raise PDF Print E-mail

Local 100 is getting pay raises for workers at the Nexion Claiborne nursing home in Shreveport, LA.

Recently, the company offered CNAs there a $.50 per hour raise and all other members a $.25 per hour raise. However, information came out that workers at the company’s non-union home in town received a bigger raise and that state legislative action might entitle them to even more than the company offered.

So the workers voted to re-open wage negotiations to get what they deserve. Also, they asked for Card Check and a similar union contract at the company’s other home to insure fairness.
These photos are from Nexion Claiborne. In the first, Michelle Smith signs her first union card, building the union one member at the time. Juanita Brooks in the second photo helped sign her up and helped organizer Kevan Smith, pictured to her right, set up a table in the home to sign up members and talk about the pay increases.

In the last photo, Alice Burney, Ladonna Atkins, Rodessa Butler and Irene Coley, from left to right, were leaders in deciding Union stratgey regarding the pay increase.

Local 100 in Shreveport is also working to organize all nursing home workers in the area into an organization called the Shreveport Nursing Home Association. The organization’s aim is to get workers out of poverty and to achieve the respect and dignity deserved by people who take care of our elderly family members.

 
Local 100 and UFCW fight for worker rights PDF Print E-mail

June 2, Saturday afternoon in Shreveport, LA, started off hot and rainy, but that didn't stop Local 100 members and other unions and organizations from turning out to support worker rights in Tar Heel, NC.

Celebrity chef Paula Deen was in town promoting her multi-million dollar cooking enterprises, and our local and the UFCW made sure she would have a warm welcome, protest style.

Deen endorses Smithfield Foods, which which mistreats workers at its Tar Heel plant, the world's largest pork producing facility. Abuses by the company there include harassment, intimidation and racial insults. They've held two elections to unionize, but both were so stymied by unfair company practices, that the NLRB overturned them. You can find out more at the website smithfieldjustice.org.

Before Deen's appearance, UFCW organizer Nazey Gulec and Local 100 organizer Kevan Smith contacted other unions and civic and religious organizations to organize a protest. Showtime, and over 30 people turned out to hand out flyers and testify about the conditions in Tar Heel to Deen's adoring throngs.

Read more...
 
Union Stewards School, July 2006 PDF Print E-mail

"More member involvement," was the cry that resounded throughout the Ironworker's Union Hall in Shreveport, Louisiana, the site for the SEIU Local 100 Leadership School.  35 union stewrads from New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, and Shreveport made time for the weekend event that turned out to be a real success for everybody.  Local 100 members and organizers drove in from near and far, lunched on bologne or salami sandwiches, or just PB&J, grabbed a drink and got down to business.

The stewards began the weekend by recalling what event caused them to take a chance and join the union campaign.  Once these stewards got started it was near impossible to stop them.  Who doesn't enjoy a good story about harrassment from supervisors?

Members recalled frustrations over realizing that they had a choice to join a union, which management had never told them.  Lashon Hollmon, a Gulf Coast Community Services Association steward from Houston, had everyone laughing as she told her tale.  She had been reprimanded by a supervisor for eating lunch at her desk, but when she showed up for the grievance hearing with her union representative, they found her supervisor noshing a bite of lunch quietly at her desk!  Guess supervisors don't have to swallow what they dish out!? 

Steward after steward, the stories told illustrated that supervisors rule their roosts by inducing a sense of dread and fear, and by keeping employees ignorant and disorganized.  This leadership school attacked these problems and realities head on.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next > End >>

Page 5 of 6