Letter to Modern Healthcare re: Top 100 Most Powerful in Healthcare
September 22, 2003
What about the SEIU?
I appreciated your recent reporting on the 100 most influential people in healthcare, but I noticed you did not include anyone from the Service Employees International Union, the largest, fastest-growing and most politically influential union in America. The SEIU has more than 1.5 million members, 700,000 of whom work in the healthcare industry.
I work at SEIU Local 250, based in California and the largest local healthcare union in the West. Our president, Sal Rosselli, has led our union through a remarkable period of transformation in the past few years. We have grown from 40,000 members to more than 85,000.
In the last election cycle, our members completed more than 3,000 volunteer shifts. We have achieved unprecedented standards for healthcare workers and their patients, such as a voice in staffing and full family health coverage for employees. I think these accomplishments deserve recognition in next year?s list and in future coverage of the industry.
SEIU 250-Health Care Workers Union