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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Washington County Workers Fight to Protect Good Jobs and Resident Care in Face of Drastic Changes by New Owners

On, Thursday, Oct. 5, Washington County Health Center workers called on county commissioners to aid them in pushing back against sweeping changes proposed by Premier, the nursing home’s new owner. “When we first learned our nursing home was being sold, …

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 …

Golden Living Center LPNs Unite!

As Golden Living workers at 26 facilities started preparing to negotiate a new statewide contract in the fall, Licensed Practical Nurses from various facilities decided that they too wanted to have a voice for themselves and for their residents.

Friendship Ridge Nursing Home Workers Rally Against Privatization

Beaver County Commissioners announced plans to sell the County’s nursing home in December. They said $5 million would need to be cut from the home’s budget in order for them to reconsider. Workers quickly came together and formed a committee to come up with a proposal, making the hard decisions necessary to achieve those kinds of cuts.

7,000 Nursing Home Workers are All In

On Tuesday, January 15, nearly 7,000 nursing home workers began bargaining new union contracts. Together, we are aiming to improve resident care, achieve family-sustaining wages and benefits and gain access to training opportunities that will help make our nursing home …

Broomall Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify Their Contract

After a two and a half years of trying to gain employer recognition for their union, nursing home workers at Broomall Presbyterian Village overwhelmingly ratified their contract on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Valley View Workers Hold Candlelight Vigil

Hundreds attend a candlelight vigil at Valley View Nursing Home to protest Blair County Commissioners’ plans to put the home up for sale.

Langhorne Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Employees Join Our Union

On March 23rd and 26th, CNAs, LPNs, dietary workers, housekeepers and other workers at Langhorne Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing in Lanhorne, PA voted to join our union.

Allegheny Lutheran Home Workers Unite for Good Jobs and Quality Care

Caregivers at Allegheny Lutheran Home, a nursing home in Johnstown, voted to unite for a voice at work and quality care for their residents.

Meadowcrest Nursing Center Employees Unite!

On December 10th, caregivers at Extendicare Meadowcrest Nursing Center in Bethel Park, PA voted to join our union. They join over 500 union members from five other Extendicare facilities in Pennsylvania.

Broomall Presbyterian Village Workers Join SEIU Healthcare PA

Fueled by the desire for more respect and the need to make improvements in resident care, nearly 140 workers at the Broomall Presbyterian Village nursing home in Delaware County voted overwhelmingly to form a union with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania.