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Union Caregivers Demand Improvements as Nursing Home Care Crisis Worsens

Healthcare workers with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania took their advocacy to the state capitol to outline issues and make recommendations for improvements to the Pa. House Committee on Aging and Older Adult Services HARRISBURG, PA — Nursing home caregivers testified today in front of the House Aging and …

Nurses Join Legislators to Introduce Safe Patient Limit Bills to Save Lives

Nurses say the law, championed by nurse and legislator State Sen. Marie Collett, RN, and State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, is needed to solve the patient care crisis. HARRISBURG, PA — On Wednesday, March 20, nurses from across Pennsylvania filled the capitol …

SEIU HCPA Pres. Yarnell’s Response to PA Attorney General’s Suit Against UPMC

Hospital workers and caregivers across Pennsylvania have been the leading force demanding accountability from charitable healthcare institutions. In response to the announcement by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro that he is filing a lawsuit against UPMC., Matt Yarnell, President of SEIU Healthcare …

SEIU Stands With Governor Wolf’s Push to Raise the Minimum Wage

On January 30th, Governor Tom Wolf stood with Pennsylvania workers to announce a proposal to put all Pennsylvanians on a path to a $15 minimum wage. “Pennsylvania workers who provide our commonwealth’s most critical services have seen their wages stagnate …

Vita Nursing Home Workers Honor MLK Day by Pushing for Their Own Economic Justice

On Monday, January 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day, Kisha Matthews, a CNA at Garden Spring Center nursing home in Willow Grove, joined hundreds of workers, activists, and community organizers at Bible Way Baptist Church in Philadelphia to talk about …

Nurses Hold Statewide Vigil for Safe Patient Limits

Hundreds of nurses across the state gathered to shine a light on the care crisis and pledge to vote safe staffing on November 6th. Dozens of nurses across Pennsylvania held candlelight vigils Wednesday evening  as a call for action to end …

Pride@Work – PA Names Gov. Tom Wolf ‘Champion of LGBTQ Equality’

The LGBTQ labor group gathered to present PA Governor with an award for his efforts on behalf of the LGBTQ community at large PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA – Labor and LGBTQ community leaders gathered Wednesday night at the United Food and …

Nurses, Healthcare Workers Unite Behind Candidates Who will Fight for Safe Staffing, Adequate Funding, and Good Union Jobs

On Friday, September 21st, more than 50 nurses and other healthcare workers from across Pennsylvania stood alongside John Fetterman, candidate for lieutenant governor, Maria Collett, RN, and candidate for state senate, and state representative Maureen Madden on Friday to unveiled the …

Allegheny Valley Hospital caregivers negotiate landmark contract

Registered nurses, nurses aides, dietary, housekeeping and other service workers at Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) ratified a new three-year union contract with the hospital that focuses on the recruitment and retention of new staff by making significant improvements in pay, as well as staffing across the hospital.

Workers at Chestnut Hill and Pottstown Hospitals Stand Up to Tower Health’s Unhealthy Proposals and Policies

On Wednesday, August 22, service and technical workers, maintenance and dietary staff, housekeepers, transporters, nurses and nursing assistants from Chestnut Hill Hospital (CHH) and Pottstown Hospital gathered in front of their respective facilities to deliver a message to the owner …

Lafayette Manor Caregivers Do Whatever It Takes to Improve Care

Lafayette Manor Caregivers Hold 3-day Strike to Improve Resident Care Frustrated by a revolving door of employees, and the impact it has on resident care, caregivers and service workers at Lafayette Manor in Uniontown held a 3-day strike beginning August 11th. …

100 Pennsylvania Nurses Deliver 10,000 Petitions for Safe Patient Limit Laws

Dressed in scrubs, over 100 Pennsylvania nurses from across the state rushed over 10,000 petitions into the state capitol on July 31st. The nurses are fighting for safe patient limit laws, which will save lives in hospitals and nursing homes.

Saber Nursing Home Workers Stand Up for Better Care, Better Jobs

On June 1st, healthcare workers and members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania at Langhorne Gardens, Spruce Manor, Mountain City, and Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers held informational pickets to urge a swift union contract settlement that raises wages, and restores …

2,000 Nursing Home Workers Stand Union Strong and Force Golden Living Centers to Pay Them $1.7 Million

Any employee who shows up to a job and puts in a hard day of work should expect to go home with what they earned. But, too often that’s not the case with American companies committing billions of dollars in …

Geisinger Wyoming Valley RNs Win Strong Four-Year Contract!

On Thursday, January 31st, Registered Nurses at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center ratified a strong new union contract! The four-year agreement puts in place positive changes to improve bedside care and recruit and retain experienced, skilled nurses. “It’s a new …

Fulton County Medical Center Workers Ratify New Five-Year Contract

When Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) announced they would be outsourcing their dietary department, workers there were concerned. The group had never really been involved with the union and initially wanted to trust management and give them a chance to …

PA Workers Defeat ‘Paycheck Deception’

As 2017 came to a close, working families in Pennsylvania won an important legislative battle and dealt a blow to PA House Speaker Mike Turzai and other anti-worker politicians and provocateurs. Before legislators left for the holidays in late December …

SEIU Healthcare PA Endorses Nurse Michelle Boyle for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Boyle, a registered nurse and member of the healthcare union, is running for a state Senate seat in Pennsylvania’s 38th district ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA — Michelle Boyle, a registered nurse and Allegheny County …

LGAR Workers Ratify Contract, Win $15 an Hour!

In November, workers at the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Health & Rehabilitation Center (LGAR) in Turtle Creek, Pa. ratified a new three-year contract by a vote of 34-1! The contract raises starting rates for Certified Nursing …

Easton Hospital Techs Ratify New Contract

In November, tech workers at Easton Hospital overwhelmingly ratified a new one-year contract with the hospital’s new owner, Steward Hospital. Workers at Easton are looking forward to building a productive working relationship with Steward and took some important first steps …