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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Fight for the Future Becomes Personal for Local 100 Organizer PDF Print E-mail

Local 100 joined with the Arkansas State Electoral Coalition in an effort to register voters for the 2004 presidential election. Thanks to the cooperation of labor, community groups, and grassroots organizations, residents have a renewed sense of responsibility and hope that perhaps their vote truly makes a difference.
In Pulaski County Arkansas, voter registration has nearly doubled since 2000. Most newly registered voters are young -- in the 18-25 age groups -- and represent a potentially powerful force in the upcoming election. Many residents feel that this election is critical, and don't want to miss the opportunity to voice their opinion.
Local 100 Organizer Bessie Fowler donated her spare time to contribute to the cause. In one month working a few hours on nights and weekends, she registered 500 people to vote.
"I really want to win this thing," said Fowler.
Observing the enthusiasm that neighboring SEIU, ACORN and Project Vote workers and volunteers reflect has inspired other groups to join the voter registration effort. The race is on as both Democratic and Republican organizations compete to win the support of undecided voters.
SEIU aims to encourage voters to make the right choice for a President who supports working families. Employment is decreasing, jobs are being outsourced to foreign nations, and health care premiums have risen to the degree that many workers cannot afford insurance for their families. Children are not receiving the education they deserve.  Workers fundamental rights to a forty hour work week and overtime pay have come under fire.
The Bush Administration has lost over half a million American jobs in the last four years – making it the first time in 50 years that any president has seen American jobs suffer an net decrease. The national deficit now stands at $7,419,244,676,835.[1] the largest in history.
SEIU's fight for the future is a nationwide campaign to elect a president who supports working families. Find out more about the issues at: http://www.fightforthefuture.org/issues/

Union Improves Human Development Center Conditions PDF Print E-mail

The Conway Human Development Center in Conway, Arkansas is a tough place to work. Administrators of state-run mental institutions often have difficulties providing workers with what they need to effectively perform their jobs, and CHDC is no exception.

The CHDC is the largest human development center in Arkansas. Services include Medical, Nursing, PT, OT, Speech Therapy, and Orthotics for the mentally retarded. Respite and outreach services are also provided. [1]

Without the proper working conditions, tools, funding and support that they need workers at CHDC face nearly insurmountable tasks. When workers unite, however, positive change can and does occur. With the help of SEIU Local 100 organizer Bessie Fowler, working conditions are improving.

CHDC Administrators have recently fixed a gate facing the interstate which had previously put patients in jeopardy of accidentally wandering into traffic. Workers have earned more respect from their employers, and job satisfaction is on the rise.

[1] Retrieved from http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/ddds/ddsinsti.html September 1, 2004.

Meeting with Senator Lincoln in Arkansas PDF Print E-mail

Arkansas Local 100 members--- concerned about President Bush's proposals to gut Head Start and to move a Medicare prescription drug plan which will be better for the pharmacutical industry than seniors---packed into the Local 100 board room to meet with Senator Blanche Lincoln on Saturday, August 2nd, 2003. 

HR 2210, which was passed by the US House of Representatives, fails to provide adequate funding for the Head Start program. It would enable eight cash strapped states to dismantle Head Start and eliminate many of the social, health, nutritional, and educational services that have helped disadvantaged children prepare for school.

Local 100 member and Head Start worker Helen Brown said "Although we get some assistance for college-which we need to earn the degree we're required to have to continue to work at Head Start, we end up having to pay hundreds of dollars.  " We care about the children- and work hard to get them ready for school. We need more money in the program- not less." 

Senator Lincoln agreed. "The Bush plan to block grant the Head Start program will end up reducing services to children." She committed to "doing all I can to ensure that the Bush plan to gut Head Start-which has be passed by the House- does not get passed by the US Senate."

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