Georgian Gardens Stewards Step Up & Win for Coworkers


Pictured: Jermaine Sails (steward), Danielle Rutledge, Kennedi Gibson, April Lee, Tasha Dean, and Rodney English (steward)

Stewards at Georgian Gardens, a nursing home in Potosi, Missouri, have struggled through a tumultuous work environment during a period of transition of ownership. Stewards Rodney English and Jermaine Sails stepped up to the plate to help keep the home going, by taking over scheduling duties and negotiating a plan for 12-hour shifts to help address coverage concerns while dealing with high turnover.

However, when stewards brought employee concerns over a number of items to management, they were met with silence and unwillingness to cooperate to address and correct the issues. With growing frustration, stewards ultimately decided it was necessary to file formal charges against their employer with the Labor Board.

On May 17, the Board determined that our union’s charges were merited! A settlement was reached that includes retroactive raises for six employees, and an order for the employer to bargain with our union over the other outstanding issues.

Mr. English and Mr. Sails showed tremendous leadership throughout this process and truly illustrate that our stewards are the backbone of our union. Congratulations to SEIU members at Georgian Gardens!