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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Las Vegas – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Nevada Local 1107 today announced the endorsement of Christina Giunchigliani as Nevada’s next governor. The endorsement was announced after SEIU Nevada Local 1107 members participated in a Candidate Forum, where members met with gubernatorial candidates, asked questions, and then made their selection for the candidate they’ll support.
“Chris Giunchigliani has stood alongside working families throughout her entire career in public service. We know that she will fight for justice and dignity for all workers in the Governor’s Office. Chris Giunchigliani is a true champion of working families and all Nevadans,” said Debbie Springer, SEIU Nevada Local 1107 COPE Committee Chair.
“As a former union member and leader, Chris Giunchigliani understands the issues that matter the most to SEIU Nevada Local 1107 members. She embodies the values of all working families across the state: hard work, determination, and perseverance. From her time as an educator, to the Nevada State Legislature and the Clark County Commission, Chris Giunchigliani has been a trailblazer for working families. All eyes are on Nevada in 2018, and our members know that she will be a visionary leader, a partner of working people, and committed to making real progress toward economic, social, and racial justice,” said Martin Manteca, Deputy Trustee of SEIU Nevada Local 1107.
“I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of the 19,000 members of SEIU Nevada Local 1107,” said County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani. “SEIU members provide vital services to our communities – delivering quality care to patients in our hospitals, caring for the elderly and disabled, protecting public health, and ensuring Clark County runs efficiently. As Nevada’s next Governor, I will proudly stand with SEIU Nevada Local 1107 to fight for dignity, respect and a better quality of life for all hard-working Nevadans.”
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SEIU Nevada Local 1107 represents 19,000 workers in the healthcare and public sector across the entire state – from Reno to Elko in Northern Nevada, and across Clark County in Southern Nevada. We are the largest healthcare union in Nevada, including nurses, administrative staff, ancillary hospital staff, techs, and home care workers. In the public sector, our union represents workers that provide vital services that our communities rely on. Together, SEIU Nevada Local 1107 members fight for better wages, benefits, social justice and a better quality of life for all working Nevadans.
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WASHINGTON—SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on last night’s shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas:
“Our hearts are broken at news of the devastating tragedy in Las Vegas, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. SEIU’s two million members stand in support of our 18,000 members in Nevada, who include the paramedics, nurses, emergency room staff and other hospital workers who responded heroically last night and are still at work treating the wounded. Their brothers and sisters across our union stand ready to support them and their families however possible.
“The unsung acts of heroism like what we’ve seen and heard about in the past few hours are happening far too often. No one should have to live in fear that a simple night out at a concert will turn into a battle for your life. From Baltimore to Chicago to Orlando, gun violence has had a devastating impact on our nation. SEIU members renew our commitment to use every ounce of our energy to unite and fight to end this senseless gun violence. We will not rest until we have won our vision of a just society, where all work is valued and all people are respected, where all families and communities thrive, and where we leave a better and more equal world for generations to come”
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) unites 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. SEIU members working in the healthcare industry, in the public sector and in property services believe in the power of joining together on the job to win higher wages and benefits and to create better communities while fighting for a more just society and an economy that works for all of us, not just corporations and the wealthy.