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SEIU Healthcare Michigan members,

Healthcare workers continue to move towards action and demand respect, protection, and pay in their workplaces. This couldn’t be more evident than workers at SKLD Bloomfield Hills who went on strike Monday and demanded union recognition. 

SKLD Bloomfield Hills nursing home workers go on strike and file to unionize.  Workers at SKLD Bloomfield Hills nursing home, including certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses, on Thursday announced they have filed to join together in a union, just days after going on strike to demand safer staffing, a voice on the job and greater resources to ensure quality care for every resident and an end to retaliation and intimidation. (Read the story in the Detroit Free Press)

  • The workers’ formal filing declaring their intent to join together in a union comes days after workers held a 24-hour unfair labor practice strike Monday, during which the striking workers spoke out against the increase in retaliation and union-busting tactics they’ve faced from management since announcing their plan to strike. (See all photos from the strike line)

SEIU service and care workers host Unions for All Summit: On July 11th, service and care workers came together for the Unions For All Summit to demand EVERY job be a good union job. We know that no matter where we work or what we look like, all working people deserve fair pay, dignity, and respect. The summit featured Governor Gretchen Whitmer and speakers from Local one, the Fight for 15, and a striking worker from SKLD Bloomfield Hills. We must vote for progressive candidates who support workers up and  down the ballot and that begins with the election primary this August 2nd. (See all photos from the Summit)

Congrats to SEIU Healthcare Michigan members who voted to approve new contract agreements and who won grievance victories:

  • Regency at Chene and Qualicare ratified their contracts. Workers won raises across the board. 
  • Courtney Manor service unit ratified their contract. Workers won raises across the board, increases in life insurance, and longevity bonuses.
  • Wellspring Lutheran Livonia Woods LPNs reached a tentative agreement. LPNs will be voting this Friday on the contract. 
  • Grievance Settlement with Mercy Health. SEIU won a $12000 grievance settlement from Mercy Health representing 2 members. 
  • We continue to negotiate contracts at DMC, Crothall, McLaren, and several nursing homes. 

SEIU hosts DMC Steward Training. HCMI hosted a training for DMC stewards at the Durfee center in Detroit this week. Stewards focused on their leadership, organizing, and grievance skills as they fight for quality care and better working conditions. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Do you have an unsung hero in your workplace? Tell us about it! We would like to start featuring SEIU members regularly in our newsletter. Email and tell us why they deserve to be highlighted as an unsung hero. 

If you have any questions, please email us at or call Latoyia Comb at 313-985-1246.

With the strength of our members, we continue to grow and thrive. 

In Unity,

Dian Palmer, Trustee