Missouri/Kansas

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 …

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 …