Service Employees International Union http://wesa.fm en SEIU Protesters Heed Peduto's Call to Leave UPMC http://wesa.fm/post/seiu-protesters-heed-pedutos-call-leave-upmc <p><strong>Update 12:07 p.m.</strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:21:54 +0000 Mark Nootbaar & The Associated Press 25307 at http://wesa.fm Union Members to Help Enroll People in Health Care Exchanges http://wesa.fm/post/union-members-help-enroll-people-health-care-exchanges <p>On Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at Allegheny General Hospital announcing a partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU).<br><br>The goal? To go into areas with high numbers of uninsured people and ensure they sign up for the health insurance exchanges, a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act. The exchanges are a health care market where people can compare different insurance plans based on coverage and prices.<br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:07:40 +0000 Erika Beras 16290 at http://wesa.fm Commonwealth Court Denies Injunction to Stop State Health Centers from Closing http://wesa.fm/post/commonwealth-court-denies-injunction-stop-state-health-centers-closing <p>The Commonwealth Court has denied an injunction to not close state health centers, according to the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, which represents public health nurses.</p><p>The Corbett administration is planning on closing or consolidating 26 state health centers. The Department of Health has said that closing centers would allow services to be streamlined and for staff to work in a more mobile capacity. State health centers provide services such as vaccinations and STD testing.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:57:46 +0000 Erika Beras 8550 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Smith Wants State Tax Dollars Better Used for Nursing Home Care http://wesa.fm/post/sen-smith-wants-state-tax-dollars-better-used-nursing-home-care <div class="field-item even"><p>A study released today by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare PA found that Pennsylvania nursing homes generated $511 million in net income for 2011, but one in three failed to fully spend state funds on direct resident&nbsp;care.</p><p>State Senators Matt Smith (D-Allegheny / Washington) and Sean Wiley (D-Erie) proposed three bills that would mandate minimum spending levels of state appropriations as well as require nursing homes to meet and report on staffing&nbsp;levels.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:23:50 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 2920 at http://wesa.fm