Missouri/Kansas

Truman Medical Center Techs, Lab Workers Unite with Community to Fight for Their Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 13 COMMUNITY, FAITH LEADERS, WORKERS DEMAND A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER TECHS AND LAB WORKERS TO ORGANIZE THEIR UNION  Community members and workers rally in support of organizing efforts, demand an …

SEIU #HCIIMK10For10

Updated 7/29/19 Over the past 10 years, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas members have fought numerous battles to build a better world both in our workplaces and in our communities. Over the next few weeks we’ll unveil 10 videos that …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri VP & State Director Lenny Jones: Why I think it is important to take a stand for abortion rights

I woke up Thursday morning convinced that I had to act.  Missouri was about to be the first state to not have a clinic that provided abortion services. This is not what the Show Me State should be known for.  Across …

Missouri Member Spotlight: Ralph Stovall

“The rich will keep getting richer and the poor will keep getting poorer unless we do something about it!” Ralph Stovall is a Floor Tech of 6 ½ years at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri, and …

Join Us: May Stand Up, Rise Up Meetings in Missouri

These meetings are a great opportunity to learn more about the campaigns and projects happening in your city, to connect with your fellow SEIU Healthcare members, and to get more involved in your union. We have two meeting times in …

Hard Work Pays Off at Heritage Care Center

A challenging contract fight at Heritage Care Center required hard work and determination, but members rose to the occasion and ultimately won a strong new agreement. Negotiations lasted more than one year and management engaged in regressive bargaining that led …

Victory After a 3-Year Battle: Bria of Cahokia Members Approve New Contract

SEIU members at Bria of Cahokia nursing home stuck together to see a hard-fought victory through earlier this year. Following three years of negotiations, workers approved a new agreement that includes raising wages by as much as 30% of the …

The St. Louis Municipal Election is March 5: Let’s Move Our City Forward!

We have a great opportunity to move the city of St. Louis forward in the March 5 municipal election. SEIU Healthcare Missouri recommends the following leaders, who are all committed to standing up for workers, closing the Workhouse, and fighting misguided …

Metro East: Gateway Medical Center Dietary Workers Rally to Save Their Jobs After Subcontractor Refuses to Hire Union Workers Despite Years of Dedicated Service

Dietary Workers, Some With 15 Years or More of Work Experience and Earning Less than $13 an Hour, Call on Gateway’s CEO to Honor the Workers’ Contract and Seniority Instead of Trying to Bust the Union (January 23rd, 2019, Metro …

St. Louis University Hospital Workers Celebrate Our Hard Fought Contract Victory!

(January 15th, 2019, St. Louis) –– St Louis University Hospital workers approved our new contract by a stunning 189 votes in favor and just 15 votes against in ratifying our collective bargaining agreement.  The bargaining team consisted of a total …

Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

WE’RE ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN 2019!  ¡Planificación para promover la fuerza en 2019! We’ll celebrate our 2018 victories and triumphs and make plans to build power for working people in 2019. Celebraremos nuestras victorias y triunfos de 2018, y haremos …

Christian Care Home Closure to Inflict More Suffering on Dedicated Caregivers Who Invested Years in the Troubled Facility

Now It’s Time for the State to Do Right by Workers  St. Louis – With news of the impending closure of Christian Care Home in Ferguson, MO, SEIU Healthcare Missouri Director Lenny Jones and State Representative Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, …

Missouri Workers Declare Another Victory with Approval of Proposition B and Amendment 1

St. Louis – The following statement is on behalf of SEIU Healthcare Missouri State Director Lenny Jones in response to tonight’s election results: “With a grassroots movement that started with the resounding defeat of Proposition A in August, Missouri workers …

Northview Village SEIU Members Win Big Thanks to Direct Action

When management at Northview Village proposed to switch insurance plans for front line workers to a plan that was not even ACA compliant, SEIU members didn’t just get mad – we took direct action! Organizing several marches on the boss and circulating …

SLUH United: Sodexo Workers at St. Louis University Hospital Approve New Contract

Sodexo food service workers and front line hospital workers at St. Louis University Hospital (SLUH) teamed up to launch the SLUH United campaign for better contracts across the hospital campus this fall. Sodexo SEIU members just reached a strong new …

Mary, Queen and Mother Nursing Home Workers Win Respect for Seniority

150 front line nursing home workers at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis stood up for their seniority and demanded respect. Despite years of service to the Center, many long-term employees were making less than new employees hired …

Heritage Care Center Workers Escalate Fight for a Fair Raise Following Victory Over Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Heritage Care CNAs, CMTs, housekeepers, dietary workers, and restorative aides are escalating their fight for a fair contract that includes raises, calling on Reliant Care Management Group, which owns Heritage, to do the right thing and invest in their front …

Mary, Queen and Mother Nursing Home Workers Demand Respect for their Seniority

150 front-line nursing home workers at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis are standing up for their seniority. Despite years of service to the Center, many long-term employees are making less than new employees hired in the last …

Missouri Home Care Worker Travels to D.C. to Fight Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Elinor Simmons is a home care worker in St. Louis, MO, and she recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to share her story and urge U.S. Senators to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Simmons is …

Prop A? No Way! Missouri Workers Celebrate Resounding Defeat of Radical Proposition A Agenda

Broad coalition vows to beat back any future attempts to lower wages and hurt workers SAINT LOUIS – Missouri voters beat back extremists’ radical attacks on workers Tuesday with a sound defeat of Proposition A, which sought to make Missouri …