On Tuesday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) passed a resolution that recommends locals now bargain for trans-inclusive heath care in contracts. SEIU has more than 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico that are part of the service industry, including janitors, the security guards, and health care professionals.

The Bilerico Project’s Bil Browning has more details on the vote:

During yesterday’s gathering the delegates passed a resolution that the many SEIU locals bargain for trans-inclusive heath care as part of their contracts. The SEIU International offices already offer trans-inclusive health care benefits to employees.

I went to watch as the delegates debated the issue and came away incredibly impressed. While I expected there to be push back on the measure, instead it was brought to the floor and the delegates were allowed 40 minutes to debate. Every single person who got up to speak was in favor of the resolution; no one spoke in opposition. It easily passed.

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