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American Jobs Plan a Big Step in the Right Direction

SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania President Matthew W. Yarnell’s statement on President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan This afternoon, members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania rallied in Pittsburgh to listen to President Joe Biden announce the details of his American Jobs Plan. His …

Schuylkill Center caregivers form union for a voice in care during pandemic

Licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants join other Genesis Healthcare employees in SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania More than 140 caregivers at Schuylkill Center, a nursing home owned by Genesis Healthcare, will have a strong voice at work after joining SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania …

Healthcare Workers Applaud Continued COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts by Gov. Wolf

PENNSYLVANIA — The state’s largest union of healthcare workers supports the Governor’s latest announcement and continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As COVID numbers rise, hospitals are running out of beds, nursing homes are fighting to control the …

Union Workers Advocate For, Win COVID-19 Safety Standards in PA Hospitals

While healthcare workers have been on the frontlines of COVID-19, too many hospital employers have failed to implement any kind of consistent best practices or safety standards in their facilities. That failure has put us all — workers, patients, and …

Statement from SEIU Healthcare PA Nurse on Today’s Protest in the Capitol

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2020 Statement from Maureen Casey, RN, member of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, regarding protestors at the Capitol putting lives at risk by ignoring medical experts on PA Recovery: “Nurses and other caregivers have put our lives …

Healthcare Workers Condemn Those Who Would Risk Public Health, Stand with Governor Wolf

Statement from Matthew Yarnell, President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, regarding those who would put lives at risk by ignoring medical experts on PA Recovery: On behalf of the 45,000 healthcare workers represented by SEIU Healthcare PA, caregivers who risk their …

SEIU Healthcare PA Nurses Help Deliver 20,000 Signatures for Safe Patient Limits

On December 18th, SEIU Healthcare PA nurses joined others from across the state to deliver 20,000 signatures calling on elected leaders to pass safe patient limits legislation in hospitals and update regulations for long-term care staffing. Nurses spoke out about …

NEPA Healthcare Workers are Building a Movement!

Union healthcare workers and others from area unions hosted a community picnic in Scranton to spur discussion on how we can improve healthcare delivery and access in Northeast Pennsylvania Hundreds of NEPA residents turned out Saturday for the “NEPA Community re-Union Picnic” …

Nursing Home Workers are Fighting to Improve Standards at McMurray Hills Manor

Caregivers at McMurray Hills Manor are proposing contract improvements to ensure standards of care at their nursing home. McMURRAY, PA – Caregivers at McMurray Hills Manor held an informational picket outside their nursing home on Monday, June 17, to call …

Nursing Home Caregivers Meet With Sen. Casey to Discuss Fixing Troubled Industry

Caregivers from recent troubled nursing home report have open dialog with Senator about improvements. HARRISBURG, PA — Just days after Senators Casey and Toomey made public a list of troubled nursing homes in Pennsylvania and nationally Senator Casey sat down with …

NEPA Healthcare Workers, Advocates, and Officials Convene Round Table on Future of Healthcare in Their Region

The group drew a large audience to discuss the growing healthcare staffing crisis, the state of healthcare delivery and transformation, and steps to improve staffing and delivery Taylor, Pa — Amid mounting concern over hospital care in the region, healthcare workers …

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.