Missouri/Kansas

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Member Robert Brown Testifies in Support of St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis nursing home worker Robert Brown recently traveled to Jefferson City to testify against the Missouri General Assembly’s efforts to diminish local control and eliminate the St. Louis minimum wage increase. Read his moving testimony below. My name is …

SEIU Missouri/Kansas State Council Director Jake Olson Responds to the Results of Tonight’s Democratic Primary for Mayor of St. Louis

St. Louis – The following is a statement from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri/Kansas State Council Director Jake Olson: “Tonight’s extremely tight results in the race for mayor surprised those who had written off this contest weeks ago. But it didn’t surprise the …

St. Louis Workers Vindicated by Missouri Supreme Court Decision to Uphold City Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis – The following statement was released by Laquita Bowers, an SEIU Healthcare Missouri member and CNA of 12 years at Garrison Care Center, in response to the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the St. Louis minimum wage …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Unveils St. Louis Municipal Election Endorsements

The St. Louis municipal primary election is slated for Tuesday, March 7, and SEIU members have the opportunity to shape the future of our city by getting out to the polls and casting our votes for the candidates that stand …

SEIU Healthcare Endorses Keith Ellison for Chair of Democratic National Committee

The following statement is by Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas: On behalf of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas, I give my unqualified and enthusiastic support for Keith Ellison as the next chair of the …

Healthcare Workers Slam Governor’s Signature of Anti-Worker Law Written by ALEC Corporate Front Group

St. Louis University Hospital worker: “This law will drive down wages and benefits even further in Missouri.” Caprice Nevils, SEIU Healthcare Missouri Executive Board Member and Care Partner at St. Louis University Hospital, released the following statement today regarding Gov. …

Missouri Healthcare Workers Condemn Legislature’s Vote to Send So-Called “Right-to-Work” to Governor’s Desk

SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, and hospital workers, members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri, condemned the Missouri General Assembly today for sending so-called ‘right to work’ legislation to the Governor’s desk despite bipartisan opposition. “If Governor Greitens signs this …

McClatchyDC: Why did this great-grandma from Missouri get arrested on Capitol Hill?

BY LINDSAY WISE Read more here. WASHINGTON – Alice Allen couldn’t suppress the smile that crept onto her face Tuesday as Capitol Hill Police officers led her out of a Senate office building, her hands cuffed behind her back. The great-grandmother …

BREAKING: Healthcare workers condemn Senate vote to lower wages for Missouri’s working families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Healthcare workers condemn Senate vote to lower wages for Missouri’s working families SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, and hospital workers who are members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri condemned today’s vote in the Missouri Senate to …

MISSOURI ELECTION CENTER: SEIU Healthcare Missouri Endorsements

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 It’s time to get out and vote – do you have a plan to make sure your voice counts? There is simply too much at stake to sit on the sidelines this November 8, …

Workers at Bellefontaine Gardens Nursing & Rehab Vote Unanimously to Ratify New Agreement

On Monday, October 24, nursing home workers at Bellefontaine Gardens cast their ballots to approve their latest contract. The unit approved the agreement unanimously, and the bargaining team that led negotiations was pleased with the results. Workers held their ground, …

Missouri Home Care Worker Sherry Golden Attends Presidential Debate #2

Our very own Sherry Golden, a St. Louis home care worker, was in attendance on Sunday, October 9, for the second Presidential Debate held at Washington University. Sherry has been working hard every weekend knocking doors to get the word out …

Estates of Spanish Lake Nursing Home Workers Vote to Join SEIU Healthcare Missouri

94 CNAs, dietary workers, and housekeeping staff take first step to winning a collective bargaining agreement to improve jobs and care for residents St. Louis – Nursing home workers at Estates of Spanish Lake in St. Louis voted this week …

St. Louis University Hospital Workers Win New Three-Year Contract

After a 4 month contract battle with SSM Health, members wrapped up an intense fight presenting coworkers with a strong second contract. SLUH employees made it a priority to both raise the floor and raise the ceiling for wages at …

WATCH VIDEO: In Kansas City, Truman Medical Center and Encompass Workers Join the “Fight for $15” Movement

Healthcare Workers Fight for $15 and 15% Across the Board Raises In Contract Negotiations, and Continue Their Strong Solidarity for Striking Fast-Food Workers   Contacts:  lenny.jones@seiuhcks.org (Kansas City, MO) – On April 14th, the international “day of action” for the …

Community Leaders Kick Off Fight for $15 and 15% Campaign with Healthcare Workers at St. Louis University Hospital

Ahead of Bargaining a New Contract, Community Allies commit their Support for SLUH Workers and Other Healthcare Workers in their Fight for Better Wages, and to Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce to Improve Quality Care for All Families   Contact: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org (January 12, …

As Bruce Rauner Persists In Illinois, Anti-Union Measure Fails in Missouri So-Called “Right-to-Work” Legislation Nixed

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 17, 2015) CHICAGO – As Bruce Rauner continues to hold Illinois hostage by demanding anti-union measures be part of passing a budget, an anti-union piece of legislation has failed in Missouri. The Missouri Legislature failed to override …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Members Applaud St. Louis City Council Passage of Minimum Wage Increase

Sherry Golden Wade, a St. Louis home care worker of twelve years, issued the following statement in response to this historic vote: “I am so proud to see the work of hundreds of low-wage St. Louis workers, tireless advocates, and …

St. Louis Workers Keep Pressure on Local Lawmakers for Minimum Wage Increase

Workers Gather, Call on Lewis Reed and Board of Alderman to Hold Resumed Session, Pass Minimum Wage Increase March From McDonald’s to City Hall Symbolize Movement to Raise Wages’ Progress in Missouri St. Louis, MO- Low wage workers in the health …

Big step forward as Kansas City raises minimum wage to $13 per hour

  From KCMO-Fox: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Minimum wage workers in Kansas City, Missouri, are in line to get a raise, as the City Council on Thursday approved a measure to hike the minimum wage in the city to $13 an …