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!

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Hillary, Belvis and Bessie PDF Print E-mail

Local 100 Arkansas State Organizer Bessie Fowler had a rare treat recently. She got to meet both Hillary Clinton and Dwayne Turner, aka “Belvis the Black Elvis.”

Check out the photo of Bessie of and the article from Reuters.


Arkansas News PDF Print E-mail

Arkansas State Representatives Stephanie Flowers and David Raney met with SEIU Local 100 members about issues concerning employees of the Arkansas Department Of Correction and the Jefferson County Children and Families Services.

On October 10, 2007 Arkansas Department of Correction will pay employees for all hours worked. Officer Andrea Coleman, who works at Arkansas Department Of Correction Cummins Unit in Grady, AR, received a promotion. The department will also start Merit Pay Increases.

Representative Flowers sponsored a bill- “Requesting the House Interim Committee on Public Health, Welfare And Labor Study Regional Disparity In the Salaries Of Arkansas State Employees.” Our SEIU Local 100 members made the calls and the bill passed. Northwest Arkansas state employees make at least $5,000.00 more than those in Pulaski County.

Local 100 Attendance High at Little Rock Labor Day Picnic PDF Print E-mail

Mom DaughterLocal 100 members took part in the Central Arkansas Labor Council's Labor Day celebration in Little Rock, AR.

Over 600 Union members from across Arkansas gathered to socialize, eat and talk to Democratic candidates for office. They discussed what they think are the most pressing issues to American labor -- health insurance and wages.

"We're working harder but getting less," said Lindsay Brown, president of the Council. "It makes it harder to raise a family."

Local 100's delegation was led by organizer Bessie Fowler. Members attending were O'b Ware, Mary Ann Thomas, Johnnie Floyd, Coretha Floyd, Carla Williams, Diane Holiday, Tom Karson, Christine Sanders and Linda Lee. Many brought their families.

"We all had a great time," said Fowler. "We were all together there as one, and our members got a chance to meet quite a few politicians."

Edwards speaks on poverty in Delta PDF Print E-mail

The following is a news story by Jill Zeman in the Biloxi Sun Herald about presidential candidate John Edwards' visit to West Helena, AR:

LITTLE ROCK -- Presidential candidates who visit the Mississippi Delta need to bring ideas, not just smiles for the cameras, members of a grassroots group representing the region said Thursday.

"Don't come to our region and use us as a photo op," said Lee Powell, executive director of the Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus.

Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina visited Helena-West Helena this month to focus on poverty, but local leaders have been critical, saying Edwards should have spent more time in the region. The former senator spent less than 30 minutes there on his anti-poverty tour.

But Edwards supporters, including the director of Service Employees International Union Local 100, said the former senator was gracious and willing to listen.

"Alleviating poverty in America is the cause of John Edwards' life, and the truth is that no one in this race has focused more on poverty, and no one will do more as president to address poverty than John Edwards," said Colleen Murray, a spokeswoman for Edwards.

Edwards Impresses Local 100 Members in Arkansas PDF Print E-mail

Presidential candidate John Edwards speaks to SEIU Local 100 members in West Helena, Arkansas on July 16, 2007, about increasing the minimum wage to $9.50 and health insurance for all Americans. He also support paid sick leave and bringing the troops home from Iraq.

For more information about Edwards go to www.johnedwards.com/media/ .

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