Missouri/Kansas

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 …

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 …