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Become a member of the SEIU Latino Caucus
Join your SEIU brothers and sisters in resistance and unity as we move forward on immigration, Puerto Rico, racial justice, work in the Americas, and developing the leadership of our Latino members across the country.
Unase con sus hermanos y hermanas del SEIU en resistencia y unidad mientras avanzamos en materias de inmigración, Puerto Rico, justicia racial, trabajo en las Américas y desarrollo del liderazgo de nuestros miembros latinos en todo el país.

Latest Updates

SEIU Latino Caucus Board Visits Puerto Rico

The SEIU Latino Caucus’ Board traveled to Puerto Rico in February for our board meeting. While there, we donated money and supplies to needy families in Piñones and Loiza. We also donated over $4000 to SEIU Locals UGT and SPT.



Immigration Fight

Now more than ever we need to organize ourselves as Latino Leaders inside of our Locals and our International Union to resist the attacks of the Trumpacabra Administration against our community. But we also need to move beyond resistance and fight for comprehensive and humane immigration reform.

Resolution: Immigration Justice

Racial Justice Fight

The Latino Caucus is fully committed to the fight for racial justice and will work closely with AFRAM and others caucuses and other leaders in SEIU to maximize efforts in our continued fight for equal rights for people of color.

Resolution: To Win Economic Justice for Working People, We Must Win Racial Justice

Resolución: Para obtener justicia económica para las personas trabajadoras, debemos obtener justicia racial

Puerto Rico Crisis

Puerto Rico has been under an economic crisis for several years, and following recent natural disasters it is urgent we focus as a caucus on how to help our members, their families and the people of Puerto Rico as they fight for their lives.

Resolution: Winning Economic and Social Justice for Puerto Rico

Resolución: Ganar justicia económica y social en Puerto Rico

Latino Leadership Development in SEIU

Our union has been ahead of the curve when it comes to developing and promoting Latino leadership, but there is still a lot of work that needs to get done. The Latino Caucus is ready to be part of the solution as we move forward on this front.

Resolution: Leadership To Build New Power For Working People

Resolución: Liderazgo para crear innovación y poder para el trabajador

Support SEIU Work in the Americas

The SEIU International Latino Caucus is prepared to work with the International Union on the Union’s work in the Americas to maximize our impact in building strong communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
National Executive Committee

Jaime Contreras


Vice President and Capital Area Director, SEIU 32BJ

Sandra Diaz


Vice President and Political Director, SEIU USWW

Efrain Elias


Vice President and Residential Division Director, SEIU Local 1

Manuel Leon

Recording Secretary

Vice President, 1199 SEIU

Gerson Guzman


President, UGT Puerto Rico

Western Coast Regional Caucus

  • Margarita Maldonado, Chair
    Vice President for Bargaining, SEIU 1000
  • Hortencia Armendariz, Co-Chair
    Executive Committee Board Member and Community Division Director, SEIU-UHW
  • Yadira Villa, Treasurer
    Director of Social Services, SEIU 721

Eastern Region Caucus

  • Alberto Bernardez, Chair
    Hudson Valley District Leader, SEIU 32BJ
  • Manuel Contin, Co-Chair
    Member Leader, 1199 SEIU
  • Luz Garate, Treasurer
    New Jersey Assistant District Leader, SEIU 32BJ

Central Regional Caucus

  • Graciela Vergara, Chair
    Political Organizer, SEIU Local 1
  • Gustavo Orellana, Co-Chair
    MLA Program Staff, SEIU HCII
  • Gloria Alvarez, Treasurer
    Member Leader, SEIU Local 73

Puerto Rico Regional Caucus

  • Myrnalee Lamboy, Chair
    UGT 1199 Puerto Rico
  • Lourdes Garcia, Co-Chair
    SPT 1996
  • Lesbia Carrasquillo, Treasurer
    SPT 1996