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Solidarity with Ukraine

March 16, 2022

We’ve all watched in horror as Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has played out over the last two weeks. Not only has Russia’s attack on Ukraine created needless suffering and death, but it’s also a blatant attempt to overthrow an independent democracy.

Our union family includes working people who have deep ties to Ukraine and painful memories of still-recent conflict and hardship. Members across the country are committed to supporting our Eastern European union siblings, their families, and their communities during this wrenching time.

We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and those state employees in the reserves who have been deployed to help with this crisis.

If you want to learn more about the crisis On March 19, 2022, from 1 pm - 2:30 pm ET, we will host a virtual gathering to hear from SEIU members affected by the invasion of Ukraine. SEIU member leaders from your local are invited to join and can RSVP for the gathering at:

In addition, we are asking members to join us to share a one-minute or less statement of solidarity for SEIU members and their families abroad who are affected by the war. Those wishing to share their statements should email