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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

1,300 AGH Nurses Approve New Contract!

1,300 Nurses at Allegheny General Hospital ratify new union contract focused on recruitment, retention, and high quality patient care On Monday, October 30, 2017, an overwhelming majority of the 1,300 registered nurses at Allegheny General Hospital voted to approve a …

Beaver Area Member RN Joins Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

For Immediate Release  SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania orthopedic nurse from Heritage Beaver Valley Hospital joins 200 skilled union members in two-week Puerto Rico relief trip. Beaver County, PA — Last week, Wendy Snyder, an orthopedic nurse at Heritage Beaver Valley Hospital, …

Washington Health System – Greene Workers Ratify New Three-Year Contract

On Oct. 2, workers at Washington Health System – Greene in Waynesburg, Pa. ratified a new three-year contract including annual wage increases, expanded bereavement leave to grandparents, stepparents, and stepchildren, and job protection language. Despite considerable pressure from Washington Health …

Mt. Nittany Medical Center Workers Stand Up For – And Win – Quality Jobs for Their Community

State College, Pa. After months of negotiations that nearly culminated in a strike, around 900 workers at Mt. Nittany Medical Center have achieved a strong new contract. The new agreement was ratified on Thursday night by a majority of over …

Chambersburg Hospital Workers Win Strong Contract to Preserve Good Jobs, Quality Care for Our Community

Over 1300 workers at Chambersburg hospital have achieved a strong new contract. The new agreement was ratified on Thursday by an overwhelming 99% majority. The group – covering all departments of the hospital – was focused on maintaining high job …

AGH Service and Clerical Workers Celebrate Historic New Contract

This week, more than a thousand service and clerical workers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first contract with the hospital, working with management to settle a fair contract that moves workers, the hospital, and all …

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Workers Win New Contract

Workers at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center ratified a new contract with management on October 8th by an overwhelming 93% majority. “We are pleased to have an agreement that will move us forward, especially toward more affordable healthcare” said Melissa Costello, …

Canonsburg Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Join SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

On Monday, March 8, registered nurses at Canonsburg General Hospital near Pittsburgh voted overwhelmingly to unite with 25,000 other healthcare workers in SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. With a majority of 78%, nurses cast their votes to have a stronger voice on …

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.