MEDIA RELEASE: Workers at Southwest Homes Form their Union with SEIU-West

For Immediate Release - April 16, 2019

Swift Current – SEIU-West is proud to welcome approximately 90 new members from Southwest Homes Inc. in Swift Current after an energetic and dynamic organizing drive. Nearly 80% voted to unite together and stand up as leaders in joining SEIU-West.

“The workers of Southwest Homes work extremely hard,” said Lead Organizer, Stacey Lolacher. “These new members are united in demanding fair treatment and respect as they work to benefit the entire community.”

These new members add to SEIU-West’s strength in the Community-Based Organization Sector and are a welcome compliment to the growing list of group home workers who are choosing SEIU-West as their bargaining agent.

“Our new members have dedicated their careers to empowering those with intellectual disabilities to live fuller, more independent lives,” added Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West. “They have come together, and voted overwhelmingly to join SEIU-West so they can negotiate a fair, enforceable collective agreement.”

SEIU-West represents over 13,000 workers people in Saskatchewan and with over 2.2 Million members, SEIU is the largest union in North America. Our members work in health care, community-based organizations, schools, trades, towns and service based industries all over the Province. They are joined by one colour – purple – and one union – SEIU-West.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from learning how to join SEIU-West, our expert organizers are here to answer your questions at 1-888-999-SEIU.

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For more information, contact:
Karman Kawchuk, Research Coordinator Phone: 306-652-1011 ext. 2232

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