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SEIU Responds to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2017 Harrisburg – In response to Governor Tom Wolf’s yearly budget address, the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council issued the following statement: “Tom Wolf has always been a different kind of governor, and today he faced Pennsylvania’s …

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 …

Commonwealth Nurses Won’t Take Closures Sitting Down

As longtime commonwealth employees, the complicated budget process is nothing new to us, but this year, we’re facing an impossible situation. But first, let’s be clear. We strongly oppose the closure of any state institutions, but thanks to years of …

Home Care Worker Kialina Stewart: Why We Need the Affordable Care Act

My name is Kialina Stewart and I am a homecare worker from Philadelphia. Like so many other home healthcare workers in our country, I am afraid. I am afraid of what could happen if Obamacare was overturned and what that …

Forward Together – Our Statement of Purpose

We are nurses and healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, home and community based services and state facilities all across Pennsylvania. We are caregivers who care about the future of our country and want to make it better for our …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Happy Nurses Week! Meet Mariagorathy Opokwu, RN

Part five of our week-long series highlighting some of the amazing nurses of the Nurse Alliance of SEIU Pennsylvania. Mariagorathy Opokwu loves her stories. Well, not her stories, but the stories her residents tell her. “So many stories!” she exclaimed. As …

Union’s Supreme Court Victory Bears Fruit

Department of Health posting jobs to implement Court’s ruling The Department of Health (DOH) has begun to post new Population Health positions — a victory a long time in the making. After winning a Pennsylvania Supreme Court case to bring …

Members Hold Meet & Discuss with Department of Corrections

In December, we held a statewide “Meet & Discuss” with the Department of Corrections (DOC). Many members were able to participate in the meeting through the DOC’s video conferencing system. The DOC began the meeting discussing the contract with Correct …

UPDATE: Higher Wages at Warren State

Nurses at Warren State Hospital raised their concerns about staffing and the difficulty in hiring new nurses in their rural location. In January, the state recognized our concerns and agreed to increase the starting rate by hiring new nurses in …

Stand up for Safe Staffing this May 10!

On May 10, join nurses and other healthcare professionals in Harrisburg to tell elected leaders why we need safe staffing. LEARN MORE HERE!           Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

We Are All In This Together!

For years now, public employees and their organizations have been under attack across the country. Wisconsin’s assault on collective bargaining is only one of the recent more high-profile attacks. The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a case by anti-union …

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 …