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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, …

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 …

Congrats to Matt Yarnell, SEIU Healthcare PA’s New President!

SEIU Healthcare PA President Neal Bisno Joins National Union Officer Team, Matt Yarnell Sworn In As New SEIU Healthcare PA President Statewide — Pennsylvania’s largest union of nurses and healthcare workers, a major political and policy force in the state, …

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 …

Hundreds of Nurses, Caregivers Stand Up for Safer Staffing Legislation  

Healthcare professionals call for improved staffing in PA hospitals through passage of the Hospital Nursing Staff Report Card Act Hundreds of nurses and other caregivers were joined by supporters and key elected officials on Tuesday, May 10, in the Capitol …

SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania Endorses Katie McGinty

PHILADELPHIA — Today, we joined with fellow union members at SEIU 32BJ and SEIU Local 668 to endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate. Crowds of workers and supporters gathered at Love Park in Philadelphia to announce our support and hear …

Executive Board Adopts Resolution In Wake of Mass Violence, Intolerance

Standing Up to Mass Violence, Reaffirming Our Values Adopted by the SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania Executive Board December 11th, 2015 WHEREAS, as healthcare workers and SEIU members, our hearts go out to the loved ones of the fourteen people, including ten …

Nursing Home Workers Join Thousands Across the Country in Fight for $15 and a Union

On the heels of a devastating study on the impact of poverty wages in the nursing home industry, hundreds of healthcare workers are joining the national movement On Tuesday, Nov. 10, hundreds of nursing home workers across Pennsylvania took to …

We’re Still Fighting for a Fair Budget!

The deadline to pass a state budget for Pennsylvania has come and gone and thanks to cynical and dishonest move by out-of-touch leaders in the House and Senate, we are no closer to a balanced budget for our state. The …

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 …

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 …