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Caring for Iowa

SEIU Local 199 is the union of Iowa's caregivers. Sign up to learn more about our work and to take action for a healthy, just and equitable Iowa.

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UIHC caregivers ratify contract, continue fight for fair pay

March 30, 2021

Caregivers at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics are continuing our fight for fair pay. We’re not letting Iowa’s anti-union laws block the raises needed to keep our quality team together.

UIHC caregivers ratify contract, continue fight for fair pay

State is grateful for health workers, but pay hike sends a different message

March 3, 2021

UIHC bargaining team protests the bare-bones contract forced on caregivers by Gov. Reynolds' negotiators. Read the op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

State is grateful for health workers, but pay hike sends a different message

Essential workers call on Iowa senators to back the American Rescue Plan

March 2, 2021

SEIU members and our allies in Iowa City joined in a national day of action for a $15/hour minimum wage in the COVID relief bill moving through Congress. See the KGAN CBS 2 story.

Essential workers call on Iowa senators to back the American Rescue Plan

Iowa's Caregivers

The 4,500 members of SEIU Local 199 are proud to care for the people of Iowa. We work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and child care centers across the state. Our healthcare members care for patients in a variety of settings — from one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers in Iowa City to community-based nursing homes in Iowa's small towns. We also care for and educate kids in Head Start. Our members work as registered nurses, nurse’s aides, teachers, laboratory scientists, patient access representatives, food service workers, and in dozens of other professions.

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