Who is ULU Local 100?

Local 100’s mission is to organize and represent unorganized service sector workers in the middle south states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and allow our members to create a vehicle to allow them a clear voice and real power in their workplace and their communities.  After more than 25 years as an SEIU local, in October 2009 Local 100 became independent again. Please become a fan on of Local 100 ULU on Facebook!

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Dallas Workers Got Sick Working for DISD PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 April 2016 14:58

15 Retired DISD Maintenance employees who have been exposed to Lead, toxic chemicals and heavy metals while remodeling a 1920s era Proctor and Gamble soap factory for use as a DISD central maintenance facility while employed at the DISD met with Community and Civil Rights organizer Peter Johnson on April 7, 2016

                  Peter, coincidentally, is conducting lead and mold tests in the South Dallas neighborhood around the old Proctor and Gamble factory to prove his theory that low tests scores in inner city schools is due to the fact that kids in these neighborhoods have been affected by lead and mold exposure. If the DISD refuses to test us, we have developed a campaign strategy with plans to include all employees and ex-employers who worked at this site. Mr. Gomez pictured below has bladder cancer as a result of his work environment and does not expect to live long enough to receive anything from this, so he asked if his survivors would get anything coming to him.

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Local 100 fights for Environmental Justice PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 March 2016 19:05

In 1921 Proctor and Gamble built a factory in South Dallas. In the 1990s the DISD bought the closed plant for a song because no one was interested in cleaning up the toxic chemicals, lead, arsenic, mercury, that Proctor and Gamble had left behind. The DISD used its employees to do the cleanup and convert the building into a maintenance facility and named it the Cotton building.

The presence of toxic chemicals in the building has become an issue and the DISD began giving blood tests to the current employees working in the building but has refused to test the retirees and temps who had to clean up the building and do the renovation to begin with. Local 100 held its first meeting of retirees who worked in that building to begin the process of building the power to pressure the DISD to” Do the right thing” and test everyone who has ever worked in the building, not just current employees. This meeting was organized by Ms. Doris Taylor, a local 100 member during her years working for the DISD and who remains a Local 100 member on Backdraft. She has also assumed the leadership of the Dallas Local 100 Retiree organization.

Pictured, left to right, Thomas Taylor, Doris Taylor, Kenneth Morgan and William Morgan

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Local 100 Demands Change PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 March 2016 03:05

Local 100 leaders, Norma Rivera, Flora Norman, Alvin Jimmerson, and Stewards Larry Williams Howard Pearlman, and Ruby Ross Attended the March 8th Dallas County School Board Meeting to tell the Board to change its Attendance Bonus Policy. Also attending were Friends and supporters of Local 100 Cledell Kemp and Mary Stretcher.

Dallas County Schools operates 2000 school buses and have a difficult time keeping drivers for all of its routes, so it offers an $800 yearly bonus to those who don’t miss a shift. Their policy has the unintended consequence of encouraging people to come to work sick which poses risks for drivers, students and other drivers, and to avoid jury duty or not take off for legitimate reasons or workers compensation. Ruby presented petitions signed by almost 750 Drivers and monitors that asked to not be penalized for taking time off for legitimate reasons. Other issues raised to the board were the need for suitable video training for new drivers from the Middle East and the need for buses with 2 speed differentials instead of turbo charged buses.  

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Dallas Local 100 on a Roll PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 23:59

Thirteen Dallas County Schools School Bus Drivers joined Local 100 on December 15. Cledell Kemp, a Local 100 organizer, who is currently on medical Leave is shown at an information table in the Lawnview break room signing up a Lawnview driver.

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Justice for School Bus Driver PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 December 2015 20:01

Mr. Clarence Crenshaw, a long term employee with a spotless work record drove a School Bus that carried students from Truett Elementary, a school with Students so out of control that teachers would ride along on the bus to help control the students. On October 14 no teacher was there to help. Mr. Crenshaw loaded the students and they went out of control while the bus was parked in front of the school. Mr. Crenshaw got them under control, reseated and quieted down except for two who he escorted off the bus and sent to the principal. The girl student’s parents accused him of grabbing her arm and after a perfunctory investigation by Dallas County he was fired. Mr. Crenshaw’s wife is dying of cancer and this also meant losing health insurance and possible financial devastation. Mr. Crenshaw called Local 100, the only union that fights for Drivers and monitors in Dallas County Schools. Local 100 went to bat and got Mr. Crenshaw’s job back.

A school Bus driver can be robbed and assaulted by Students on camera and nothing will be done but if he is accused of touching a student he is immediately fired, unless he is defending his life. Mr. Crenshaw’s spotless work record made the difference in swinging the decision in his favor.

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Vote for Turner for Mayor of Houston PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 November 2015 18:00


Local 100 Members working on getting out the vote from the Mayor's election.

 
Pin Oak Middle School Food Service Employees PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 October 2015 02:04
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We want 8 hours a day, everyday

One additional hour a day would increase our income by $2000

 

Join Local 100 and help us fight for 8 hours a day like most other HISD employees

Cleaner kitchens and more efficiently ran operations

We are tired of working for poverty wages of $14,000 a year

It’s not right for us and it’s not right for our children

Local 100 United Labor Unions

713-863-9877

Web Site: www.unitedlaborunions.org :: Facebook.com/Local100texas

 
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