The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is an organization of 2 million members throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Here in Michigan, the SEIU Michigan State Council consists of four local unions, together which represent members in every area of the state, including:
SEIU Local 526M/ Michigan Corrections Organization (MCO) (state corrections officers)
SEIU Local 517M (public sector workers including state, local, and school employees)
SEIU Local 1 (property services employees)
While each of the four locals have unique membership, different issues, and separate leadership, all are united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.
Through the Michigan State Council structure, all four locals collaborate on certain programs and initiatives, including political endorsements.
SEIU Michigan State Council Officers
President: Andy Potter (Michigan Corrections Organization/ Local 526M)
Treasurer: Liza Estlund Olson (Local 517M)
Recording Secretary: Laura Garza (Local 1)
State Council Staff
Steve James, Political Director