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Good Jobs Are the Answer


the Bureau of Labor Statistics release of 2010 union membership data,
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

"Last year was a difficult year for too many families already
struggling to make ends meet. While corporate America continued to
thrive, the harsh reality is that more than 14 million Americans are out
of work and many who have jobs haven't had a raise in more than a
decade. The decline in the number of workers who have a voice on the job
makes it more difficult to reverse the economic trends that continue to
put workers and our communities in crisis.

"It's time to create good jobs, jobs that can support and family and
provide for a secure retirement, and get America back to work."

With 2 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers--not just corporations and CEOs--benefit from today's global economy.