Political Action

Major Raises & Other Improvements @ MNPS Thanks to Members Taking Action!

SEIU members working in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) banded together on the “Fresh Start” campaign to push for a new relationship between workers and administrators. In the first year of that effort, the hard work has paid off.

Metro Government Employees Win Raises, New Pay Plan, & New Benefits!

SEIU members from dozens of city departments filled the seats during the Metro Council’s Public Hearing on the city budget to make the case that public services and the people who provide them are vital to Nashville’s future.

Edna Jones Wins Re-Election to MEBB!

We are proud to report that Edna Jones was handily re-elected in the Metro Employee Benefit Board election which was held on May 25.

Local 205 Endorses Edna Jones for Metro Benefit Board Election on 5/25!

SEIU Local 205 is proud to endorse Edna Jones for re-election to the Metro Employee Benefit Board!

Political Update: A Wave of Anti-Union Bills Defeated @ State Capitol!

The anti-union bills filed at the Tennessee General Assembly this session either failed or were withdrawn from the legislative agenda, including: HB 115 (Alexander): Certain prohibitions of payroll deductions for public employees, including a prohibition on a state agency or …

Big Wins for SEIU-Backed Candidates in Chattanooga Elections!

In the 2017 Chattanooga City Council election, all of the Union’s endorsed candidates won their races in the general election.

SEIU Endorses Andy Berke for Mayor of Chattanooga!

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205, the labor organization representing employees in Chattanooga city departments, announced its endorsement of Andy Berke for mayor.

School Support Staff Request Study to Fix Pay Inequality in Nashville!

Food service workers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, and dozens of Metro Nashville Public Schools support employees crowded into the December school board meeting to urge the board to commission a pay study for support employees.

A Clean Sweep for SEIU’s Candidates in Local Nashville Elections!

We are thrilled to report that after the votes were counted, ALL of the candidates endorsed by Local 205 in Nashville’s local races won their elections!

SEIU Announces Endorsements for Metro School Board!

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205, the labor organization representing support employees working in the Metro Nashville Public Schools, announced the names of candidates the organization will be supporting in the School Board elections to be held on August 4, 2016.

A Fresh Start Between SEIU and MNPS!

After years of political and legal wrangling with the Metro Nashville public school district, SEIU Local 205 has come to an agreement with the district that brings an era of conflict and controversy to a close.

Council Approves Emergency Funding for General Hospital

Thanks to efforts by SEIU members and other community groups, the Metro Council unanimously approved an emergency request for funding at General Hospital in Nashville.

SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

After members conducted a rigorous endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a leader who will stand up for the working moms and dads building a movement to secure a better future for their families.

The Effort to Gut Metro Employee Benefits Fails!

After a nearly two-year struggle, we are happy to report that the Metro Employee Benefit Board has rejected any cuts to the pension or retiree health benefits for Metro employees!

Election 2015: A New Day for Nashville Thanks In Part to SEIU Members!

Now that the dust has settled over the Metro Government elections in Nashville, we are happy to report that candidates endorsed by SEIU Local 205 have been victorious.

First and foremost, Megan Barry, who Local 205 endorsed in the Sept. 10 election for Mayor, won in a landslide over hedge fund millionaire David Fox.

Local 205 Endorses Megan Barry in Nashville Mayor Runoff Election!

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205, the labor organization representing thousands of public employees working in Metro Government, Metro Schools, and various local government agencies, announced its support for Megan Barry as mayor of Nashville.

Despite Threats on Several Fronts, SEIU “Survives and Thrives” In Metro Government in 2015!

“They’ve been throwing everything and the kitchen sink at us all year and we’ve not only survived, we’ve thrived,” says Antonio McKissack, a water maintenance leader who serves as the chief union steward for Local 205’s Metro chapter.

SEIU Endorses for Metro Council Runoff Elections on Sept. 10!

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 announces their endorsed candidates for Nashville’s Metro Council runoff election to be held on September 10, 2015. The candidates were interviewed and chosen by a committee of rank and file members of our …

Local 205 Announces Endorsements for Nashville Metro Council Races!

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 announces their endorsed candidates for Nashville’s Metro Council elections to be held on August 10, 2015.

Nashville Public Employees Respond to Pew Report on Benefits

Hundreds of Nashville firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers, librarians, water technicians, school employees, and other public service workers and retirees spoke out against a proposal by Pew Charitable Trusts to cut public employee and retiree benefits at a meeting of the Study and Formulating Committee.