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A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND UNION RAMPS UP EFFORTS TO SWEEP THE SOUTH
August 30, 2023 // The Union of Southern Service Workers began making headlines last fall after formally christening themselves during a rally in Columbia, South Carolina. This union holds some familiar attributes, given that it began as an offshoot of Raise Up, the Southern leg of the SEIU’s Fight for $15 initiative. Yet this is no ordinary effort by the SEIU, for the USSW purports to not only be “built by and for low-wage workers” but also stretches across many industries. A key distinction: The union frames itself as a cross-sector organization, designed to retain members even if they job-hop between industries, i.e., fast food, retail, hotel, nursing home, warehouses, etc.
Workers at 14 nursing homes in Pennsylvania go on strike
September 3, 2022 // Workers from 14 nursing homes in Pennsylvania went on strike Friday after marathon contract negotiations failed to produce a deal. About 700 unionized workers walked off the job in a dispute over pay, benefits and staffing levels. Photos and video on social media showed picket lines going up outside many of the homes, with workers carrying signs and wearing the purple T-shirts of their union, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania.
12 nursing homes in Western New York plan for 1-day strike
July 5, 2022 // The largest health care workers union, 1199 SEIU, will hold one-day strikes all across Western New York later this month to demand higher wages. Autumn View Health Care Facility, Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, Elderwood at Lockport, Elderwood at Williamsville,Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, Fiddler’s Green Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Garden Gate Health Care Facility, Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Humboldt House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Newfane Rehabilitation & Health Center, North Gate Health Care Facility, Seneca Health Care Center, Grace Bogdanove, April Stonebraker,