Missouri/Kansas

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 …

Prop A: Wrong for Missouri!

Every union member in Missouri needs to commit to vote NO on Prop A on Tuesday, August 7. Prop A would make Missouri a “Right-to-Work” state, and studies show that workers in RTW states earn lower wages, struggle with higher …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Members Stand with the Poor People’s Campaign

Too often Missourians are going to bed hungry. Or losing their homes. Or are forced to watch their children suffer without proper healthcare. On June 11, we stood up for them in Jefferson City. Many of my SEIU Healthcare brothers …

SEIU HCIIMK Wins: Why It’s Important to Recommit To Your Union

SEIU Healthcare members have racked up many wins. We’re not satisfied and we are determined to win many more.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to recommit to your union. Take a look back at these victories & click …

SEIU Healthcare Statement on Janus Case: “Workers Will Not be Deterred”

Union members vow to fight right wing, corporate led effort to drive down wages and strip workers from having a voice in the workplace Greg Kelley, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas, released the following statement regarding …

Highland Nursing Home Workers in Kansas City Approve Strong New Contract

CNAs, CMTs, Laundry Aides, Housekeepers, Cooks, Dietary Aides, and RAs at Highland Nursing Home in Kansas City recently voted to approve a new four-year contract! Highlights of the agreement include: The addition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a …

Georgian Gardens Stewards Step Up & Win for Coworkers

Stewards at Georgian Gardens, a nursing home in Potosi, Missouri, have struggled through a tumultuous work environment during a period of transition of ownership. Stewards Rodney English and Jermaine Sails stepped up to the plate to help keep the home …

Morrison at Gateway SEIU Members Vote to Approve Strong New Agreement

Congratulations to SEIU members working at Morrison at Gateway who recently unanimously approved their new contract! Workers made strong economic and non-economic gains, including: A 3% across-the-board 2018 wage increase with retro pay from March 25, 2018; a 2% across-the-board …

“I wanted to be a part of history.”

Sherry Golden’s Report from the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination When I heard that Missouri SEIU members were going to Memphis to participate in events for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, …

Take the “Union Challenge!’

Powerful billionaires are using the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME to further rig the economy against working families. We won’t let any court case stand in the way of our fight for the good union jobs our families, communities, …

Member Spotlight: Jimmie Bluford

“It’s what YOU make it!” This phrase encapsulates how Jimmie Bluford feels about his union and what he wants everyone to take away from his experience as a leader of his union. Jimmie is a lifelong Kansas City resident and …

Victory for Striking Christian Care Home Workers

After 104 Days on Strike, Christian Care Home Workers Win a Contract with Wage Increases, Favorable Health Insurance Provisions, and Seniority Protection   FERGUSON, MO—After 104 days on the strike line, nursing home workers at Christian Care Home are celebrating …

Member Spotlight: Margie Hoffa

Margaret “Margie” Hoffa has been an active member of our union and has embodied what is possible when taking an active role in her hospital and the social justice movement. She began her career in healthcare in Corpus Christi, TX, in the 1970’s starting in the dietary …

Member Spotlight: Shirley Caston

One of member leader Shirley Caston’s favorite sayings is that “A closed mouth never gets fed.” These are words that Caston’s mother imparted to her years ago, and she has held them close ever since as a reminder that a person should always speak up for what they need and …

Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike Still Inspires 50 Years Later

On Monday, February 12, a delegation of thirty-one SEIU Healthcare Missouri Kansas members loaded a bus for Memphis, TN. A coalition of organizations including Stand Up KC, Show Me 15, the (New) Poor Peoples Campaign, Jobs With Justice, Coalition of …

DNC Deputy Chair & Congressman Keith Ellison in St. Louis to Push for Economic Justice

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – DNC Deputy Chair and Congressman Keith Ellison is visiting the St. Louis region this weekend to focus on key economic issues for working families like increasing the minimum wage and repealing so-called Right-to-Work. Among other stops, …

Poor People’s Campaign Kicks off in Illinois & Missouri

In 1968, Martin Luther King started a Poor People’s Campaign to end poverty. Today, 50 years later, SEIU members, faith leaders, and community members are renewing the fight. We’re fighting so home care, child care, hospital, and nursing home workers …

As the Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off in Jefferson City and Across the Country,Resident Family Members Join Striking Christian Care Workers to Reveal Human Cost of Management’s Refusal to Settle a Fair Contract

African-American Resident Families and Workers Come Together to Decry Christian Care’s Refusal to Value Black Lives and Black Workers FERGUSON, MO—As striking Christian Care workers enter their third month on the picket line, they are being joined by the families …

SEIU Healthcare Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

Lead, Fight, Win! All SEIU Healthcare members are invited to join us at the meeting happening in your area where we will discuss opportunities, challenges, and fights ahead in 2018. Now is the time to get excited and focused on …

Striking Christian Care Workers to March in King’s Footsteps As Ferguson Nursing Home Strike Enters 7th Week, Workers to Join in MLK Day March to Invoke King’s Economic Justice Legacy and Demand Dignity and Respect

ST. LOUIS—Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. marched with striking sanitation workers in Memphis, striking Christian Care nursing home workers will follow in his footsteps by joining in the MLK Day march as their strike enters its 7th week. …