Missouri/Kansas

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 …

Governor Jay Nixon vetoes Missouri Right to Work legislation

Alongside union members at United Auto Workers Local 249 in Claycomo, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced he would veto the so-called “Right to Work” legislation passed by the Missouri legislature. “Right to Work” legislation allows union members to opt-out of paying dues …

St. Louis Mayor Slay pushes for $15 per hour living wage

After a two-year campaign and lots of great organizing by Show Me 15 St. Louis and others, St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay publicly announced his support of a $15 an hour living wage and a plan to bring the …

Members Only: SEIU Scholarship Opportunities!

Fulfill your college goals with the SEIU Scholarship Program 2015-16 SEIU has a long and proud history of helping union members pursue their dreams through higher education. We offer scholarship opportunities to support studies in areas incuding the arts, social …

SEIU Responds to the Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, Missouri

Sign the Petition to DOJ: Prioritize Investigation Into Killing of Michael Brown Statement of SEIU President Mary Kay Henry On the Grand Jury Decision inFerguson, Missouri For Immediate Release: November 24, 2014 Following the grand jury’s decision today to not …

Workers at Cedars of Town & Country Win Their Union!

Almost 200 workers at Cedars of Town & Country, a nursing home facility in the west suburbs of St. Louis, voted recently to become the newest members of SEIU Healthcare. Workers overcame an intense anti-union campaign from management, even circulating …

First-Ever Home Care Workers Rising Summit Unites Hundreds in St. Louis

Home care workers – union and nonunion, seniors, people with disabilities, and advocates united earlier this week in St. Louis for the first-ever Home Care Workers Rising Summit. The event provided a unique opportunity to bring together voices from across …

Grand Manor Nursing Home Workers Stand Strong & Reach Agreement

180 nursing home workers at Grand Manor in St. Louis ratified a three-year contract last week after 8 months of negotiations. The bargaining team stood united and mobilized coworkers to sign petitions, march on the boss, and engage community members …

Victory! Research & Menorah Medical Center Employees Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Thanks to hard work and unity among techs, EVS, dietary, and many other employees at Research and Menorah Medical Centers, a new agreement was reached with management recently, averting a planned strike at RMC. MMC employees approved the new contract …

Members march in Indianapolis to protest regressive laws during Moral Mondays rally

INDIANAPOLIS–Chanting “forward together, not one step back,” a crowd of 300 protesters marched from the Crispus Attucks high school to the Indiana statehouse to protest regressive laws passed by the Indiana legislature and policies that impact the poor. A delegation …

Christian Care Nursing Home Workers Win New Contract

120 nursing home workers at Christian Care stuck together and persevered through a long battle for their latest contract. Workers held two pickets, filed several charges with the local labor board, marched on their boss twice, organized around a petition …

Missouri Members Step Up and Speak Out in Ferguson

 Jerry Hart and Loreal Cornell, both Care Partners at St. Louis University Hospital, and Te’Aun Bell, a Cook at Truman Hospital Hill in Kansas City, all members of SEIU and the Future Fighters (Millennials), have been on the ground in Ferguson …

Truth and Justice Needed in Ferguson, MO

The following statement was released by Keith Kelleher, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas, in response to the shooting of Ferguson, MO, resident Michael Brown and the unrest that is occurring there: The aftermath of the tragic …