Missouri/Kansas

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. …

On 40th Day of Strike, Workers and Community Leaders to Sign “Pink Slip” for Christian Care Home Ownership

Community is Joining Workers in Calling Upon Owners to “Permanently Replace” Themselves for the Good of Residents, Workers and Ferguson FERGUSON, MO —  Workers, resident family members, and community leaders are joining together on Tuesday, January 9th, to issue an …

Day 14 of Christian Care Nursing Home Strike: Workers Tell Their Stories of Fighting for a Fair Contract

Watch video profiles of workers below! (December 14th, 2017, Ferguson, MO) — On the 14th day of our unfair labor practice strike at Christian Care Nursing Home, workers continued to rally in the cold and chant, “one day longer, one …

Day 13 of Christian Care Nursing Home Strike: Profiling Members’ Voices

Scroll below to watch video profiles of our nursing home workers (December 13th, 2017, Ferguson, Missouri) — On day 13 of the Christian Care Nursing Home strike, we profiled four members with diverse backgrounds, ages, and years of service to …

Guest Column St. Louis Post-Dispatch: I’m standing with striking nursing home workers — and you should, too

(We are pleased to post this guest column by State Representative Bruce Franks Jr. in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today, December 13th, 2017 about our workers on strike at Christian Care Nursing Home in Ferguson. Representative Franks lives his values, …

Day 12 of Ferguson Nursing Home Strike: Cynthia Harris, CNA for 39-Years Gives Passionate Speech, “Residents miss us and we miss them!”

(December 12th, 2017, Ferguson, MO) –A key SEIU Healthcare member, Cynthia Harris, a CNA who has worked at Christian Care Nursing Home for 39-years, gave one of the most passionate speeches on Day 12 of an unfair labor practice strike …

Day 11 of Christian Care Nursing Home Strike, and Members Still Fighting!

Watch videos below from workers on the strike line! (December 11th, 2017, Ferguson, Missouri) — On day 11 of the Christian Care Nursing Home strike, as the sun started to set, workers stood outside in the cold and gusty wind …

Rep. Bruce Franks and Faith Leaders Join Striking Workers, Connect Strikers’ Fight with Black Lives Matter 

Rep. Franks and Workers Demand that Management Recognize the Rights–and Value–of African-American Workforce   FERGUSON, MO —  As the Christian Care Home strike entered its sixth day, workers on the picket line were joined Thursday night by State Representative Bruce Franks, a vocal …

Rep. Bruce Franks to Join Striking Workers to Connect Strikers’ Fight with Black Lives Matter

Rep. Franks and Workers to Demand that Management Recognize the Rights –and Value– of African-American Workforce  FERGUSON, MO —  As the Christian Care Home strike enters its sixth day, workers on the picket line will be joined tonight at 5PM by State Representative Bruce Franks, a vocal …

Grand Manor SEIU Members Approve New Contract

Congratulations to SEIU members at Grand Manor Nursing & Rehab in St. Louis on ratifying their new contract! The bargaining team (pictured above) fought hard to bring a strong new agreement to coworkers for approval and here’s a few highlights of what …

Christian Care Home Stays Open Thanks to SEIU Members Stepping Up!

The committee immediately postponed bargaining to do whatever was needed to get the facility to pass inspection. “We gave them suggestions on how the home could do a better job, like updating all of the care plans,” said bargaining team …

SEIU Missouri State Council: “Justice Was Not Served” in Stockley Verdict

ST. LOUIS – The following is a statement from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri State Council President Nancy Cross and State Council Treasurer Lenny Jones: “This morning, Judge Wilson acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley in the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. Three …

New Contract Ratified at Garrison Care in St. Louis

Garrison SEIU members recently settled a new contract with management after tense negotiations. Workers were ready to do whatever it would take to win the contract they deserved, voting unanimously to authorize a strike if needed. In the end, workers …

Mary Ryder Home SEIU Members Reach New Agreement

SEIU members at Mary Ryder Home just wrapped up bargaining over their new agreement and won significant improvements. Workers stuck together and took action to win – circulating petitions and even delivering black roses to management. Employees who were impacted …

Labor Day: In Kansas City, Research & Menorah Hospital Workers Fight for Better Staffing and Wages

(September 4th, 2017 – LABOR DAY) — Hospital workers at Research and Menorah Medical Centers rallied for a fair contract that raises wages and calls for better staffing as part of a national day of action to demand a $15 …

BREAKING: Trump’s Racist DACA Decision Requires Leadership; Rauner Has Shown None

40,000 in Illinois At Risk CHICAGO–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley in response to the Trump administration decision to suspend the DACA program:  “Our hearts go out to the 40,000 immigrants in Illinois who have …