Houston Area Labor Unions Rally in Solidarity to Support Labor Champions for Mayor, City Council

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2019
Media Contact: Nora Olabi, SEIU Texas | 713-742-2239 | nolabi@seiutx.org

SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, local labor leaders & union members support Mayor Sylvester Turner in Re-election Bid

HOUSTON—More than 100 local labor leaders and union members from across eight major unions representing nearly 50,000 Houston area workers will rally to support Mayor Sylvester Turner is his bid for re-election as well as Council Member Robert Gallegos, a champion of labor, seeking re-election in District I. Our unions represent working class Houstonians from across industries, including janitors; hotel and airport workers; rail, transit and aviation transportation workers; building and construction workers; plumbers; public employees and more. The rally will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Seafarers International Union hall at 625 N. York Street.

Our joint unions rally will feature special guests Mayor Turner, Council Member Robert Gallegos and SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry.

Working class Houstonians are standing together in their unions to build political power by ensuring they have a voice at City Hall. This local election is the most competitive in recent memory, and every vote counts in these tight races for candidates that are championing progressive values that working-class families depend on. Throughout the election cycle, unions have endorsed and actively canvassed, phone banked and conducted ride to the poll programs to ensure working people have access to and are engaged with the electoral process so that, together, we can shape a progressive future that centers workers’ rights, immigrant rights and racial justice. Workers will get out the vote after the rally.


Elected and union leaders
Mayor Sylvester Turner, City Council Member Robert Gallegos, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, SEIU Texas President Elsa Caballero

SEIU Texas, UNITE HERE Local 23, Seafarers International Union, Transport Workers Union Local 260, Plumbers Local 68, Teamsters Local 988, Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council, HOPE AFSCME Local 123

WHAT: Unions rally and canvass to support labor champions re-election to Houston City Hall

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:00pm

WHERE: Seafarers International Union Hall, 625 N York St, Houston, TX 77003


About SEIU Texas
SEIU Texas represents more than 6,000 healthcare workers and janitors in Corpus Christi, El Paso and Houston. SEIU Texas has a track record of improving wages, benefits and working conditions for workers in the Lone Star State. SEIU Texas recently helped contract municipal security officers win the first security officer union in Texas in June 2019. SEIU Texas launched its latest campaign to organize Houston airport workers.
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