Published: May 9, 2024

six people smiling and giving thumbs up, holding signs that say Vote Union YES, standing in front of a sign that says Albertina Kerr

Congratulations to the 51 Psychiatric techs, Psychiatric tech leads, and LPNs at Albertina Kerr subacute psychiatric care facility who voted to join SEIU Local 503 on May 8th!

An Albertina Kerr worker who is also a former SEIU 503 member first contacted the union in February to talk about their issues, which included low wages and high staff turnover. 80% of the group signed union authorization cards, and they delivered them in a ‘march on the boss’ on April 2nd. They requested voluntary recognition, but the company forced an NLRB election instead. Yesterday they voted unanimously to join the union.

Congratulations to these workers, and welcome to SEIU Local 503!