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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 …

Nursing Home Workers at Westgate and Riverside Ratify Hard-Fought New Contract

Workers at Westgate Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Havertown, Pa. and Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor, Pa. recently ratified a new contract with the new owners of both facilities. The new owners implemented unpopular terms and conditions …

Berks Heim­ Nurses: Here’s 5, Keep the Heim Alive!

On Thursday, Nov. 16, nurses from Berks Heim Nursing Home joined concerned community members at the County Commissioners’ meeting to once again speak out against the sale of their nursing home. According to a statement County Commissioner Kevin S. Barnhardt …

Union Nurses Help and Heal on Puerto Rico Relief Mission

This past summer we all watched as three catastrophic hurricanes hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Millions of Americans struggled to survive and put their lives back together in the aftermath and I knew I wanted to help, but I …

Phoebe Allentown and Phoebe Berks Staff Earn New Contract

SEIU Healthcare PA members at Phoebe Allentown and Phoebe Berks nursing homes are celebrating a hard-fought contract victory. The bargaining committee was able to secure a 6% increase for both wages and contributions to the 401k plan. Under the three-year …

Mazzoni Health Center Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join SEIU Healthcare PA!

On Wednesday night, September 13th, a strong majority of Mazzoni Health Center front-line staff voted to join together with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania to establish their union. “This is a milestone in our struggle to make Mazzoni Center the agency deserved …

We Are Fighting to Fix Our Rigged System

For generations of Americans, building strength and power through unions made the American Dream a reality. But after decades of attacks by anti-worker politicians and the big corporations who pay them, that dream has become harder and harder to reach. …

Member Leaders Meet to Discuss Strengthening Chapters and the Challenges Facing Healthcare Workers

In mid-July, member leaders from across the state convened at regional meetings to discuss how we can better build our member strength and unify our chapters around our common goals as healthcare professionals. Part of SEIU’s new “Together We Rise” …

SEIU HCPA Applauds Nomination of Teresa Miller as Secretary of PA Dept of Health and Human Services

Harrisburg, Pa: In response to Governor Wolf’s nomination of Teresa Miller as head of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania president Matt Yarnell released the following statement: “Teresa Miller’s commitment to the people of Pennsylvania …

GOP’s MacArthur Amendment Would Put Affordable Health Coverage Out of Reach for Millions of Pennsylvanians

Statement from SEIU Healthcare PA President on MacArthur Amendment   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Harrisburg – Matthew Yarnell, President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, issued the following statement today about new Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care …

Despite $3B in Profit, Express Scripts Closes American Facility, But Overseas Call Centers Remain

  Express Scripts Is No Friend to the American Worker Highly profitable corporation cutting more American Jobs while overseas offices stay open   Trevose, PA – On Wednesday, April 12th, nearly 100 workers will be joined by elected officials and …

Workers, Elected Officials Slam Express Scripts for Cutting Jobs

The community is speaking out against multi-billion dollar corporation Express Scripts for its announcement that it plans to close the Bucks County facility and put over 200 people out of work, and are urging them to reconsider. “Across the country …

GOP’s Repeal and Replace Bill: Fewer Covered, Weaker protections, Higher Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 CONTACT: Amelia Abromaitis – Amelia.Abromaitis@seiuhcpa.org/ 215-219-4248 GOP’s Repeal and Replace Bill: Fewer Covered, Weaker protections, Higher Costs Statement from Matthew Yarnell, President of SEIU Healthcare PA, on Congressional GOP Healthcare Bill Harrisburg – …

SEIU Responds to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2017 Harrisburg – In response to Governor Tom Wolf’s yearly budget address, the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council issued the following statement: “Tom Wolf has always been a different kind of governor, and today he faced Pennsylvania’s …

Department of Corrections to Close SCI Pittsburgh

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced it will close SCI Pittsburgh in order to make up for major budget shortfalls caused by lack of revenue. SCI Pittsburgh currently employs a total of 555 people, including 16 nurses. Nearly 1,900 …

Commonwealth Nurses Won’t Take Closures Sitting Down

As longtime commonwealth employees, the complicated budget process is nothing new to us, but this year, we’re facing an impossible situation. But first, let’s be clear. We strongly oppose the closure of any state institutions, but thanks to years of …

Home Care Worker Kialina Stewart: Why We Need the Affordable Care Act

My name is Kialina Stewart and I am a homecare worker from Philadelphia. Like so many other home healthcare workers in our country, I am afraid. I am afraid of what could happen if Obamacare was overturned and what that …

Forward Together – Our Statement of Purpose

We are nurses and healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, home and community based services and state facilities all across Pennsylvania. We are caregivers who care about the future of our country and want to make it better for our …

Healthcare Workers Hold Two Strikes in One Week

From Western to Eastern PA, HCPA members strike for better care, better communities This July, healthcare workers from all job classes stood up on the picket line to improve care at their hospitals and lift up their communities. On Tuesday, …