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Who We Are

Our mission

Creating a fully funded healthcare system we can all be proud of

SEIU members and leaders in healthcare—now 1 million strong—have a unique opportunity to build a national union that can change the future of America by creating a new healthcare system that:

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healthcare workers represented in Michigan
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nursing home workers
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healthcare companies organized

Our Leadership

Andrea Acevedo

President

Ken Haney

Executive Vice President

If you need to contact one of your representatives, email info@seiuhealthcaremi.org

Constitution & Bylaws

Our Union,
Our Future

Here you will find our local union’s constitution and bylaws, which were ratified on January 24, 2019:

Our Victories

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Victories in 2020

COVID-19 changed everything for healthcare workers as it exposed deep cracks in our healthcare system. When the pandemic first hit, our country’s lack of preparation put many healthcare workers’ lives at risk. While many of us would have loved to work from home during these frightening times, we didn’t have that choice. Workers had to join together and scrap for every single piece of PPE and every new contract this year. We stayed strong and united during this crisis and we could not be more proud.

Thanks to your unshaken resolve, our union has grown and thrived. In fact, we added over 1,000 new members in 2020. That’s a huge accomplishment, and you all played a major role in achieving it. This will allow us to do even greater things in 2021 as we continue to fight for better working conditions for all healthcare workers in Michigan.

As the pandemic tore through nursing homes in Michigan, healthcare workers stood up to demand that owners “protect us, respect us, and pay us!” In October, workers organized and used their collective voice to put pressure on owners to negotiate contracts with higher wages, stronger benefits, and protections from COVID-19. When owners refused to budge, workers organized to walk off the job in protest. Owners saw the power of our workers, and 20 nursing homes settled new contracts before the strike could begin– one nursing home settled after only two days of a strike. The success of our campaign is a testament to the strength of our workers united together to demand changes in the nursing home industry.   

Our Stories

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Last Thanksgiving, President-Elect Joe Biden called our nurses at Mercy Health Hospital in Muskegon to express his appreciation of their hard work and sacrifice during

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Thank you to our frontline healthcare workers who continue to work through the pandemic. While many of us enjoy holidays at home, you continue to

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Even if you survive COVID-19, the long-term side effects can be devastating. Research has revealed that effects such as long-term smell loss can last for

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🙏🏿🙏🏾🙏🏽🙏🏼 Experts including Julia Wolfe at the Economic Policy Institute testified in support of the Industry Standards Board, which was passed unanimously by the Detroit

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Scholars like David Madland at the Center for American Progress Action Fund testified in support of the Standards Board, which the Detroit City Council passed

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📣📣 Nursing home workers are SPEAKING OUT FOR PREMIUM PAY in Fint! 📣📣 Certified nursing assistants Lakoya Sharp and Jayme Robertson testified at the Flint

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💥💥💪🏿💪🏾💪🏽💪🏼💥💥 We’ve Won a Seat at the Table! Certified nursing assistant Toyai Anderson rallied and testified at the Detroit City Council for an Industry Standards

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🎆🎆 ❗❗GROUNDBREAKING VICTORY❗❗🎆🎆 For many months, Detroit workers and our community allies have been fighting for a Standards Board, so we have a meaningful voice

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Every person, no matter their race or background, should be able to have safe, quality housing. But as this article describes, “Black Americans have not

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“I take great pride in making sure my residents eat well so they can stay healthy, and always go the extra mile for them. We