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US Labor Secretary Perez Recognizes AGH Nurses’ Quality Improvement Work

As our healthcare system continues to shift toward an emphasis on quality over quantity of care, our members are gaining national recognition in their work to find new and innovative ways to improve patient care and satisfaction while reducing costs. …

Registered Nurses at UPMC Altoona Approve New Three-Year Contract!

BLAIR COUNTY, PA — On February 28th, registered nurses with UPMC Altoona voted by a 97% majority to ratify a new 3-year contract with UPMC. “From the beginning we have made it clear this is about our patients and protecting high …

Altoona Nurses Hold Candlelight Vigil for Patient Care, Quality Jobs

Registered nurses from UPMC Altoona Hospital were joined by members of the community on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 for a candlelight vigil. Nurses are negotiating their first contract since UPMC acquired the hospital and are concerned about management’s proposals. “We …

AGH Nurses Make Strides for Patient Care

New Contract Overwhelmingly Approved On October 16th, nurses at Allegheny General Hospital voted overwhelmingly to approve a new two year contract that provides economic security and a focus on patient quality and safety. Quality and Patient Safety: In a changing …

Highmark/WPAHS Merger Great News for SEIU HCPA Members and Patients in Western PA!

After a year and a half of deliberation, on Monday April 29, 2013 the PA Insurance Department announced its approval of the affiliation between Highmark and the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS), marking an exciting step forward in the future of healthcare delivery in Western Pennsylvania.

Regional Hospital of Scranton Healthcare Workers Picket

Regional Hospital of Scranton healthcare workers hit the picket line on March 19th to fight for the future of healthcare in the community.

Regional Hospital of Scranton Workers Reject Hospital Proposal

On March 1st, healthcare workers at RHS voted by an overwhelming majority to reject the hospital’s contract proposal that included outsourcing, no solution to staffing concerns, and substandard wage increases.

Washington Hospital Workers Ratify New Contract

It was a difficult negotiation, but we were able to keep pushing and in the end have ensured Washington Hospital will continue offering quality care and jobs that our community deserves!

Speaking Out Against Workplace Violence

In September, two of our members, Paula Stellabotte, RN from Altoona Regional Health System and Andrea Paganie, Development Specialist from Heritage Valley Staunton Clinic, testified before Harrisburg’s House Committee on Health in support of HB 1992, the Health Care Facilities Workplace Violence Prevention Act introduced by Rep. Nick Micozzie in November 2011.

Chambersburg Hospital Workers Ratify New Union Contract

1300 nurses and frontline healthcare professionals at Chambersburg Hospital ratified a new contract by 94% on July 2nd.

Chambersburg Hospital Workers Come Out In Full Force for Quality Care and Quality Jobs

Hundreds of Chambersburg Hospital workers packed the town square on June 27th to fight for quality care and quality jobs in their community.

Members Warn Against “Catastrophic Consequences” if Highmark-West Penn Allegheny Health System Affiliation is Denied

Union nurses and healthcare workers employed by West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) presented testimony before the Pennsylvania Insurance Department today in support of the proposed affiliation between Highmark and WPAHS.

1500 Nurses at Hershey Medical Center Ratify New Union Contract

New agreement makes significant improvements in pay, educational benefits and scheduling policies so that HMC nurses can stay at the forefront of their profession and the hospital remains a leader in quality patient care.

Standing in Solidarity with WPIC, Working for Safer Hospitals

Yesterday was a tragic day for Pittsburgh and for healthcare workers. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the victims, their families, and the WPIC community. Yet, this violent assault is a stark reminder of the danger that healthcare workers can face at work.

Contract gives Geisinger RNs voice in staffing

Geisinger caregivers in Northeastern Pennsylvania overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract on January 30th that expands nurses’ voices on staffing and patient care decisions, increases opportunities for educational advancement and adds new protections against mandatory overtime.

New Contract at Regional Hospital of Scranton Continues Commitment to Quality Care

Nurses and service workers at Regional Hospital of Scranton have a new contract with Community Health Systems that guarantees a strong voice in staffing, as well as protections against layoffs and outsourcing, wage increases, and a freeze on benefit costs.

Pocono Medical Center Employees Ratify a Fair Contract

Service and maintenance employees at Pocono Medical Center, members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, recently voted by 92% to ratify a new union contract that will increase wages and ensure a continued strong voice for frontline caregivers at the hospital. The settlement comes after months of marches and other actions on the part of PMC workers.

New Study Shows Staffing Ratios Save Lives

We’ve been saying it for years, but a major new study clearly shows that safe staffing saves lives – 10% more lives to be exact.

RNs at ARHS Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Nurses at Altoona Regional Health System voted overwhelmingly on December 23rd to ratify a new union contract that includes a new process for setting nurse-to-patient ratios and staffing guidelines, as well as raises of 11% over the term of the three year contract.

Alle-Kiski Medical Center RNs Join Our Union

When the final vote was counted, cheers rose up from the crowd. 300 registered nurses at Alle-Kiski Medical Center had voted to join our union, have a stronger voice in the future of the hospital, and to improve patient care.