Healthcare workers from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics called on Iowa’s leaders to “step up” in the fight against COVID-19 by providing personal protective equipment and needed resources. See the coverage on KCRG TV.
Unionized University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics workers issued a joint statement Wednesday calling on local and state leaders to make battling the pandemic their top priority. Read the Cedar Rapids Gazette story.
Iowa reached a grim milestone yesterday as more than 500 patients were hospitalized for Covid-19 for the first time. Caregivers at UIHC called on Gov. Reynolds to step up her response to the pandemic. See the story on KGAN TV.
UIHC has hired a consultant to try and fix its workplace culture. Fair pay and Unions for All is the real fix that's needed, writes Local 199 President Cathy Glasson. Read her Des Moines Register op-ed.
We’re making our voice heard in the presidential race like never before. All the way back in April, Iowa's SEIU activists were attending campaign events to make sure candidates are committed to working families and our issues.
McDonald's strikers and activists from Local 199 and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement demonstrated for $15 and a union outside the chain's store on First Avenue in Cedar Rapids. Read the Gazette story.
In February 2017, the Iowa legislature passed a law intended to destroy the unions of public employees. Since the vast majority of our members are public employees, it’s critical that we all understand how the law works and what we must do to overturn it.
UIHC administrators have been dismantling policies that allowed us to provide great care while building a future within the hospital's walls, writes Medical Lab Scientist Coen Olson. Read his op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
After an intense contract campaign with unified action in the hospital and robust outreach on Facebook, Finley RNs won a contract with raises up to 15.5 percent for some nurses over the next two years.
UIHC caregivers just got a letter threatening to cut off health insurance for their loved ones if they fail to provide documents proving their identity. That a safety net hospital would stoop so low shows how broken our healthcare system is. Read Local 199 President Cathy Glasson's op-ed in the Des Moines Register.
After our Greater Regional Medical Center members were denied the opportunity to speak at the public hospital's board meeting, the CEO read a prepared statement trying to defend the move. Read the story in the Creston News Advertiser.
A former patient at Greater Regional Medical Center urges the hospital's board to reach a fair contract with the caregivers who helped her when she needed it most. Read her letter to the editor in the Creston News Advertiser.
Right across the street from GRMC, the administration and employees at Southwestern Community College worked together to craft a contract that benefits our entire town. We can do the same at our hospital. Read SEIU chapter president Cassie Wilmeth's letter to the editor in the Creston News Advertiser.
GRMC board is using anti-union law passed in 2017 to avoid talks over anything but wages. SEIU members seek contract that will promote high standards, protect care. Read the Creston News Advertiser story.
SEIU Local 199 nurses Britney Bowen & Chris Sagon traveled to Washington April 27th to meet with Sen. Chuck Grassley and urged him to do his job and hold hearings on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland.
Iowa families work hard, but low wages and lack of affordable care are forcing many families to make huge sacrifices and difficult decisions. Iowa can do better, writes Local 199 President Cathy Glasson. Read her op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
SEIU Local 199 members joined together with activists from the Iowa City Federation of Labor and the Center for Worker Justice in our local rally to raise the wage. And SEIU President Mary Kay Henry reports back on our amazing national day of action.
SEIU is taking action to help the millions of American being denied healthcare by Republican lawmakers. Use the online tools below to find out who's being hurt by the #MedicaidBlockade and how you can help them.
Working people didn't cause the financial crisis in this country. Wall Street and tax-cheating corporations like Wells Fargo did. That's why Local 199 and CCI are working together to hold them accountable.