Laphonza Butler Announces Planned Departures From SEIU

This week Laphonza Butler, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 and a Vice President of SEIU International, announced she will be leaving the organization at year’s end.

“Serving as president of SEIU Local 2015 has been a job of a lifetime, but I have always known that it should not be a job for a lifetime. I have long said that in order for an organization to thrive, it requires new energy, ideas, and leadership.  The time has come for new leadership to take Local 2015 to its next great victories,” said Butler.

Butler, who started with SEIU in 2001, has held positions at the International, State and Local Union levels.  Arriving in California in 2009, she led SEIU Local 6434 and in 2015 oversaw the unification of over 378,000 California SEIU long term care workers into the newly created SEIU Local 2015, of which she has served as president ever since.  In addition, Butler also served as president of SEIU California State Council – the statewide organization for all California SEIU Locals representing a collective membership of over 700,000.

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October 25th, 2018