Victory for Frontline Healthcare Workers at Research and Menorah Medical Centers, New Contract Ratified with HCA


Workers fought successfully for new contract that raises pay to at least $15 per hour plus scheduled raises and increased safety measures

Kansas City, Mo – Frontline healthcare workers represented by SEIU Healthcare Missouri are applauding the ratification of a new contract with their employer, Hospital Corporation of America. After nearly a year of negotiations while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – repeatedly putting their own health and that of their families at risk – workers from both facilities reached an agreement on a new contract that includes:                                                                   

  • A 2 percent raise across the board at the midpoint of each job classification
  • All workers will earn at least $15 per hour
  • $800 ratification bonus, $400 for part-time employees
  • An additional 2 percent raise across the board at the midpoint in June 2021, and a 2.25 percent raise across the board at the midpoint in June 2022
  • The lifting of wage caps from June 2021 – June 2022
  • A stronger worker safety committee 

“To have a strong union contract gives my family and me a sense of stability that was so hard to obtain in 2020,” said Tiara Saper, CT Tech at Research Medical Center. “During these scary and unsure times, it’s wonderful to know my employee rights and wages are not in jeopardy.” 

“Everyone should be treated fairly,” said Anthony Baker, Environmental Services Worker at Menorah Medical Center. “It’s not just about me – it’s about all of us. When people stick together, you can accomplish so much more than when you try to work by yourself.”

“Workers at Research and Menorah Medical Centers stuck together and stood their ground during an unprecedentedly difficult time,” said Lenny Jones, SEIU Healthcare Missouri State Director and Vice President. “In the face of tremendous resistance by a corporation that earned $3.8 billion in 2020, workers organized together, negotiated together – and won together.”