Missouri/Kansas

Encompass Members Stood Together & Won

SEIU members who work at nine Encompass Medical Center locations have a new contract thanks to their dedicated bargaining team of coworkers! The new agreement raises pay across job classifications: New minimum wage of $20/hr. for LPNs New minimum wage of $15/hr. for Medical Assistants New minimum …

Missouri Member Spotlight: Ashley Mosley

Ashley Mosley has over 12 years of experience on the job at Crestwood Health Care Center in Florissant, MO, and she keeps busy both on and off the job through her union. Mosley helped to organize her coworkers a little over four years ago …

Information & Resources: New Public Charge Rule

Español a continuación On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted their final public charge rule. If legal challenges do not prevent the rule from taking effect, the policy will become effective on October 15, 2019. This …

Victory Alert: Mary Ryder Home SEIU Members Approve New Contract

The nursing home workers at Mary Ryder Home recently celebrated winning a new contract that includes guaranteed raises and bonuses every year of the three-year agreement. This was a big step forward for workers because previously negotiations took place each year for a new contract. With …

Truman Medical Center SEIU Members Win BIG in New Contract

Congrats to TMC members for flexing their union power and showing what’s possible when we’re united! SEIU members at Truman Medical Centers voted overwhelmingly to approve the new contract that their bargaining team worked so hard to win. Workers truly stuck together throughout …

Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, Truman Medical Center Techs, Lab Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Hospital for Escalated Anti-Union Retaliation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2019 Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, Truman Medical Center Techs, Lab Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Hospital for Escalated Anti-Union Retaliation Kansas City – Lab workers and techs organizing their union at Truman …

Victory at Delhaven Manor

August brought another Missouri nursing home victory, this time at Delhaven Manor. Following several negotiation sessions, bargaining team members reached a tentative agreement that coworkers voted to approve. Workers saw a number of improvements secured, including: A progressive discipline policy …

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 08/01/19 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 …