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April Verrett

Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU

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April Verrett - SEIU

April Verrett, Secretary-Treasurer of the two million-member Service Employees International Union, is a fighter for working people and a visionary leader at the forefront of building a modern-day labor movement that is anti-racist at its core.

Having dedicated most of her career to helping workers build power through their unions, Verrett is driven by the conviction that unions give workers a platform to fight for more than wages, benefits, and working conditions. Unions for all can help eradicate generational poverty, dismantle structural racism, strengthen our democracy, and generally improve workers' lives and communities.

Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Verrett was raised by her grandmother, a Union Steward for SEIU Local 46, who taught her the values of perseverance, collective action, and community. Verrett served as President of SEIU Local 2015, California's largest local union, and the nation's largest long-term care union, where she fought on behalf of more than 400,000 long-term care providers working in both nursing homes and private homes throughout California. Previously she served as Executive Vice President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana (HCII), where she played an instrumental role in holding corporations accountable and advocating for them to pay their fair share in taxes. At SEIU Verrett has also chaired the union's National Home Care Council, co-chaired the National Organizing Committee, and served as a member of the Finance Committee.