SEIU 775 members are there for each other
We work hard. Every day, our residents are counting on us.
When we join together in SEIU 775, we know that we can count on each other too.
As SEIU 775 members, we believe that we should be able to count on a workplace with dependable raises, job security, and the ability to have our voices heard at work— and that’s why so many nursing home staff around the state are making the decision to come together as SEIU 775 members.
Some of the ways that SEIU 775 members are there for each other
SEIU 775 prevents your employer from firing you for no reason
Under Washington law, your employer can actually fire you for no reason at all — or for bad reasons — if you don’t have a union contract. That’s why SEIU 775 nursing-home workers have a grievance procedure to prevent unfair or unreasonable discipline. When we belong to SEIU 775, our union stands with us to fight violations of our rights.
When SEIU 775 members pick up shifts at night or on weekends, we get paid more
Without a union, your boss never has to give you a raise and pay increases can be based on favoritism – if you get anything at all. With SEIU 775, we bargain for annual or biannual raises so that nursing home wages are paid on a fair and transparent wage scale.
As an SEIU 775 member, you can count on regular and fair scheduled raises
SEIU 775 nursing-home workers get extra pay at night and on holidays because those shifts often mean less sleep or less family time for us, and because it’s harder for facilities to find people who are willing to work those shifts. So when we give up more, we get paid more.
For SEIU 775 members, experience pays off
In our work, experience matters. As we gain more knowledge and training, we’re more valuable to our residents and our facility. SEIU 775 pay scales reflect that. We get paid more as we learn and grow because we’re worth more. If you don’t have a union, your choice on pay is often “take it or leave it.”
News Issues and updates impacting your profession
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