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We’re Standing Up to Defend the ACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 4, members and organizers from SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania travelled to Washington, D.C. to stand on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court with hundreds of other supporters of the Affordable Care Act and delivered …

Charles Morris Members Picket for Quality Care and Family-Sustaining Jobs

PITTSBURGH — With a contract that expired on December 1, 2014, healthcare workers at Charles Morris Nursing Home and Rehab Center held an informational picket on Friday, December 19th to call for a swift contract settlement that provides employees with family-sustaining wages …

We Believe Black Lives Matter

On Friday, SEIU Healthcare PA’s Executive-Board unanimously approved a resolution that commits our union to take action and work together with coalition partners to ensure “that all people in our society enjoy equal treatment by our law enforcement and criminal …

Valley View Workers Stand Up Against Corporate Owner Pushing Them to Rely on Public Assistance

ALTOONA, PA — Workers at Valley View Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Altoona are standing up to corporate owners Reliant Senior Care after the company decided to cut benefits for the staff and hike their monthly healthcare premiums as …

The People Have Spoken – Tom Wolf is Our Next Governor!

Last night we made history. For decades, no sitting governor has ever lost a re-election in Pennsylvania. But because of our commitment, because of our hard work and our voices, we defeated Tom Corbett and elected a true ally as …

See the List of Legislators We’ve Endorsed for Tuesday’s Election

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) United States Congress Dan Lavellee (D-3) Manan Trivedi (D-6) Kevin Strouse (D-8) Erin McClelland (D-12) Brendan Boyle (D-13) Tom Houghton (D-16) Matt Cartwright (D-17) State Senate Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-2) Art Haywood (D-4) Sen. Tommy …

We’re Working With Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Ebola

Zach Zobrist, executive vice president of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, recently spoke with 90.5 WESA in Pittsburgh about the work we’re doing to prepare ourselves and our facilities in the unlikely situation that an Ebola case emerges in Pennsylvania. Zach told WESA: …

Workers at Sherwood Oaks Stand Up for a Fair Wage and Respect

Dozens of healthcare workers at Sherwood Oaks, a premiere senior living facility owned by UPMC  in Cranberry, Pa., took to the streets on Tuesday for an informational picket to demand respect and fair wages so they could improve quality of …

We Are Standing Behind a Candidate Who Shares Our Values!

Today in Philadelphia, we joined our brothers and sisters in SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 668 and the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council in endorsing Democratic candidate Tom Wolf for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014. “Tom Wolf has spent most of his life …

Today’s Bi-Partisan Vote to Expand Medicaid and Offer Immediate Healthcare Coverage is a Positive Step Forward

Pennsylvania’s House Human Services Committee vote to move HB 1492 forward could offer immediate budget savings Harrisburg, PA – On Wednesday, June 4, the Pennsylvania House Human Services Committee, chaired by Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R-18, Bucks County), voted with significant bi-partisan support to approve House Bill …

We’re Still Fighting for Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, May 14, we mobilized all over the state for a series of rallies and actions aimed at pressing Gov. Corbett and legislators in Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid and accept the millions of dollars — $4.7 million a day …

Our Union is Strong and Growing!

In the last few months, our union family has grown and we’ve made great progress in reaching new contracts and agreements with our partner facilities all over the state.  In January, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s Dietary Department ratified a new contract with a …

We’re Mobilizing to Stand With UPMC Workers

This week, hundreds of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania members mobilized and made their way to Pittsburgh to stand with workers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) who are struggling to organize against a very aggressive corporate healthcare giant with …

Governor Corbett’s Election Year Budget: Good For The Middle Class?

In February, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his 2014-2015 budget proposal, which looks a bit different than his last three. The 2014-2015 proposal contains some new initiatives, including a block grant for public education. On the surface those changes seem positive, …

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 …

Deadline to Get Insured Through ACA is March 31!

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We’re Standing Up Against Attacks on Workers’ Rights

Local unions are the last line of defense for America’s working families in this climate of income inequality, but for years new anti-labor groups have been working to cripple collective bargaining. Recently, workers in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan have seen …

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 …

Improve Your Skills and Advance Your Career — Take Advantage of the Training and Education Fund

Earlier this month, dozens of dietary workers from across the state graduated from the Training and Education Fund’s (TEF) inaugural Dietary Skills Enhancement Class in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. The class, a 10-week course covering culinary skills, customer service, conflict …

SEIU Scholarships Available to Members, Their Families and Staff

SEIU has a long and proud history of helping members pursue their dreams of higher education. To that end, SEIU offers scholarships to support studies in the arts, social justice, labor and the healthcare fields. The 2014-2015 scholarship program kicks …