Missouri/Kansas

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Members Keeping the Pressure on to Save the Raise

SEIU members across the city of St. Louis have turned up the pressure in recent weeks in hopes of convincing employers to do the right thing and maintain the $10/hour city minimum wage increase, which lawmakers and Governor Greitens are …

Raise Up Missouri Coalition Announces Grassroots Effort to Raise Missouri’s Minimum Wage to $12

On August 8, dozens of signature-gathering volunteers and working people with the Raise Up Missouri Coalition, joined by Representative Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City), kicked off a major grassroots campaign to raise Missouri’s minimum wage that would impact hundreds of thousands …

Kansas City Hospital Workers at Research & Menorah Medical Centers Fight for a Fair Contract!

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RMC Grievance Victory Wins Back Pay for Members

PCTs Juliet Walker and Stephanie Parker recently won their grievance at Research Medical Center with the help of Steward Demetria Gordon. These members were called off out of order and Demetria was able to win back pay for them for …

SEIU Members at Garrison Unanimously Vote to Send Strike Notice If Necessary

The SEIU bargaining team at Garrison has put up a strong fight at the negotiations table, but management clearly has no respect for the work frontline workers do day in and day out. Their insulting proposals, which include no raises …

St. Louis SEIU Members Help Launch ‘Save the Raise’ Campaign with Community Allies

On August 28, the Missouri preemption law that Governor Greitens signed will go into effect, nullifying the St. Louis minimum wage increase and lowering the minimum wage in the city from its current $10/hr. back to $7.70/hr. In response, SEIU …

Missouri healthcare workers condemn Governor Greitens’ healthcare spending cuts

Greitens signs cuts that will cut critical nursing care services for 8,000 elderly & disabled Missourians. SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, hospital workers, and members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri condemned Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ recent decision to cut …

Member Spotlight: Missouri Home Care Worker & SEIU Leader Sherry Golden

Sherry Golden is a veteran home care worker currently employed through Addus and residing in St. Louis, MO. Sherry has devoted 14 years to providing high quality care for seniors in the region and says this work is truly her passion. Mrs. Golden started off caring for …

Missouri Workers Call on Governor Greitens to Stand with St. Louis Working Families by Vetoing House Bill 1194

ST. LOUIS – Following is the statement of Robert Brown, a St. Louis nursing home worker of ten years who still earns below $10/hour and SEIU Healthcare Missouri member, reacting to news that HB 1194 passed the General Assembly and …

A Message from Newly Elected President Greg Kelley

Hello sisters and brothers: Today is my first full day on the job as President of SEIU Healthcare IL, IN, MO, KS and I’m excited for our bright future. We have so much going on in all our industries and …

Greg Kelley elected president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas

First African American to head the largest local union in the Midwest CHICAGO–SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri and Kansas (HCIIMK) announced today the election of Greg Kelley as president along with executive team members Faith Arnold, Executive Vice President, and …

BREAKING: Missouri Supreme Court Clears Way for St. Louis Minimum Wage Implementation

St. Louis Workers Thank Mayor Krewson for Championing Full and Immediate Implementation of City Minimum Wage Law Missouri Supreme Court Rejected Last-Ditch Legal Attack on St. Louis City Minimum Wage Increase ST. LOUIS — St. Louis workers are celebrating Tuesday’s …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Member Robert Brown Testifies in Support of St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis nursing home worker Robert Brown recently traveled to Jefferson City to testify against the Missouri General Assembly’s efforts to diminish local control and eliminate the St. Louis minimum wage increase. Read his moving testimony below. My name is …

SEIU Missouri/Kansas State Council Director Jake Olson Responds to the Results of Tonight’s Democratic Primary for Mayor of St. Louis

St. Louis – The following is a statement from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri/Kansas State Council Director Jake Olson: “Tonight’s extremely tight results in the race for mayor surprised those who had written off this contest weeks ago. But it didn’t surprise the …

Member Profile: Missouri Home Care Worker Alice Allen

Why I’m fighting to protect the Affordable Care Act My name is Alice Allen. I am a home health aide, a great grandmother, and a devoted sister. And recently, I have become an activist as well. I’ve joined in protest and even been arrested because the stakes are too …

St. Louis Workers Vindicated by Missouri Supreme Court Decision to Uphold City Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis – The following statement was released by Laquita Bowers, an SEIU Healthcare Missouri member and CNA of 12 years at Garrison Care Center, in response to the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the St. Louis minimum wage …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Unveils St. Louis Municipal Election Endorsements

The St. Louis municipal primary election is slated for Tuesday, March 7, and SEIU members have the opportunity to shape the future of our city by getting out to the polls and casting our votes for the candidates that stand …

SEIU Healthcare Endorses Keith Ellison for Chair of Democratic National Committee

The following statement is by Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas: On behalf of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas, I give my unqualified and enthusiastic support for Keith Ellison as the next chair of the …

Healthcare Workers Slam Governor’s Signature of Anti-Worker Law Written by ALEC Corporate Front Group

St. Louis University Hospital worker: “This law will drive down wages and benefits even further in Missouri.” Caprice Nevils, SEIU Healthcare Missouri Executive Board Member and Care Partner at St. Louis University Hospital, released the following statement today regarding Gov. …

Missouri Healthcare Workers Condemn Legislature’s Vote to Send So-Called “Right-to-Work” to Governor’s Desk

SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, and hospital workers, members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri, condemned the Missouri General Assembly today for sending so-called ‘right to work’ legislation to the Governor’s desk despite bipartisan opposition. “If Governor Greitens signs this …