Service Employees International Union

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fast Food Employees Across Houston Striking Today for Higher Wages

    In the wake of strikes that started in New York back in November and more protests throughout the Midwest earlier this summer, fast food employees in the South and on the West Coast are planning walk-outs of their own. Today, fast food workers in more than 35 cities across the country are striking ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2013

    Shakedown: The HCAD Appraisal Game

    HCAD fights owners of moderate housing for every single assessment penny. So why is it routinely handing out tax breaks worth several millions to big corporations?

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Welcome to Arizona

    Judge who helped BP went on junket party on their tab.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    HISD's Breakfast Was Pop Tarts and Animal Crackers

    Photo courtesy Orell Fitzsimmons‚ÄčThe upcoming cost-savings cutback in hours for cafeteria workers in the Houston ISD brought union leader Orell Fitzsimmons over to two HISD elementaries this week and when he looked in on the actual breakfast being served, he was not amused."Milk, juice, Pop Tarts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Dueling LULAC Press Conferences Over CEP, HISD's Alternative School For Troubled Students

    Photos by Margaret DowningMary Almendarez, first vice president for LULAC Council 402, leads off the press conference Monday, in support of terminating the Houston ISD's contract with Community Education Partners.‚ÄčIt was one of those great, if little noticed moments in Houston history, as separate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    The Pitch Forks Come Out Near The Galleria

    Photo by Blake WhitakerHolding a pro-union demonstration near Voss and San Felipe, a short distance from the epicenter of frou-frou that is the Galleria, seems likely to elicit a less-than-enthusiastic response from passersby. But economic trouble has turned things around a bit, and local activists ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    A Piece of the Pie

    A summer spent reallocating funds, helping everyone to a bit of the American dream

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    On Second Thought

    HISD isn't laughing now about a breakfast program

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Eating It Up

    Are HISD and Aramark cooking the books to feast on federal breakfast subsidies?

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    On the Case

    Our new TV series is ready to roll

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Friends Like These

    Hermann Park vendors are begging the city: Take us back!

  • Film

    June 7, 2001

    Norma Rosa

    L.A.'s working class looks to serve itself in the pro-union Bread and Roses

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Minimal Theories

    Despite the rhetoric, evidence on the minimum wage initiative isn't conclusive either way