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2013-02-13 00:20:23

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry: "President Obama showed incredible vision and leadership tonight by calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage, as one way to extend a hand to lift up working people. This would have an enormous impact on workers, many of whom are forced to string together 2-3 jobs to barely afford the necessities of life." WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, Mary Kay Henry, President of...

2012-10-30 15:24:13

State Supreme Court Rebuffs Union Foes' Last Request for Appeal; Sets Stage for Negotiation Over First Contract to Begin ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SEIU Healthcare Missouri and Kansas: In a climactic victory in their four-year struggle to improve their working conditions and strengthen the quality of care for the people they serve, 13,000 Missouri home care workers Tuesday cleared the last legal obstacle delaying negotiations...

2012-10-10 15:23:36

Thousands of nursing home workers launch simultaneous pickets at 50 homes statewide in fight to improve quality of resident care CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With signs reading "Residents and care givers must come first" and "Invest in care now," 2,000 nursing home workers across Illinois launched simultaneous pickets at 50 nursing homes today calling on owners to invest more of their profits to raise the standards of resident care. The workers cited a lack...

2012-10-09 15:25:04

Call for owners to invest more resources in quality care for residents instead of pocketing record high profits CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana: WHAT: More than 2,000 nursing home workers throughout Illinois will picket at 50 nursing homes in simultaneous actions to demonstrate a need for nursing home owners to invest more resources in resident care. Persistent quality care concerns - short...

2012-08-24 06:23:01

Prime Example of Pattern of Breaking the Law FORT LEE, N.J., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the latest example of SEIU members breaking the law, approximately 16 striking SEIU members today trespassed the Fort Lee, NJ, CareOne corporate offices in connection with the ongoing SEIU strike against five Connecticut HealthBridge Health Care Centers. CareOne said it would seek to have trespassing charges lodged against the 16 and that it was assessing any damage to its offices....

2011-02-01 16:55:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At SEIU's recent January 2011 Executive Board meeting held in Puerto Rico, SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) President, Laphonza Butler, was elected by the SEIU International Executive Board to serve as an International Vice President. One of only twenty-five International Vice Presidents, Laphonza was recognized for her successful leadership in the fight for economic and social justice, and ensuring that the work and...

2010-09-28 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, there are media reports based on the allegations of two anonymous 'union officials' that claim that Andy Stern is under investigation by the FBI in relation to Alejandro Stephens and the publication of A Country That Works. "To our knowledge, this is flat out false. "SEIU was aware that there was a federal investigation of Alejandro Stephens, and SEIU fully cooperated with that investigation. We have heard nothing about that...

2010-07-23 10:20:00

Workers win important victory on terms of election for 44,000 to join NUHW WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a conference call held Wednesday by the National Labor Relations Board, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) won an agreement that ensures workers' right to vote by mail in the privacy of their homes, in a government-protected election to join NUHW. Until Wednesday's call, the embattled incumbent union SEIU had insisted that all employees should be forced...

2010-07-14 16:34:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Marie Foster, a 23-year Program Assistant at Kaiser San Jose and a member of NUHW's Executive Board and Kaiser Organizing Committee, responding to SEIU's false statements to the media on July 14, 2010: "NUHW is fighting to secure the fair union elections that thousands of Kaiser workers have been demanding for 16 months, while SEIU is still trying to deny workers the right to vote in three out of four...

2010-06-17 15:40:00

After 16 months in legal limbo, workers will finally get elections to join NUHW WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal National Labor Relations Board's Office of Advice has issued a directive to the NLRB's four California offices, recommending the final dismissal of charges that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has used to block fair union elections for more than 16 months. As a result of this decision, long-delayed elections may now be scheduled within a...