SEIU: Senate Infrastructure Jobs Vote: Millionaires Win Again

WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 3, 2011.  Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to break a filibuster which prevented the “Rebuild America Jobs Act” from coming up for an up or down vote:

“As our nation’s infrastructure falls apart before our eyes, some Senators shamefully chose to side with millionaires rather than putting Americans to work rebuilding our bridges, roads and railways. These Senators have shown once again that the interests of the top 1 percent are more important than those of their own unemployed constituents.

“Those Senators who blocked this bill should be held accountable for their shocking indifference to the jobs emergency in our country.”


With 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers–not just corporations and CEOs–benefit from today’s global economy.