Progressive labor union representing 3,500 janitors, healthcare workers, adjunct faculty in St. Louis County supports Page as he demonstrates decisive leadership through COVID-19 crisis
CLAYTON – The SEIU Missouri/Kansas State Council today announced its endorsement of St. Louis County Executive Sam Page in the August Democratic primary. The SEIU Missouri/Kansas State Council represents nearly 3,500 janitors, healthcare and homecare workers, nursing home workers, adjunct faculty, state workers and more in St. Louis County.
“From raising wages to protecting our health during the coronavirus crisis, St. Louis County working families can trust Dr. Page to fight for the issues that matter to us,” said SEIU janitor Devontae Harris. “SEIU healthcare workers, janitors, adjunct faculty and more across the County ready to come together and support Dr. Page in August.”
“Dr. Page’s strong leadership throughout the COVID-19 crisis helped keep communities across St. Louis County safe,” said SEIU nursing home worker Ashley Mosley. “He’s our best choice to keep our region on the right track.”
The backing by the working families of the SEIU Missouri/Kansas State Council comes as Dr. Page solidifies support from major advocacy groups, labor organizations and elected officials across the St. Louis region including Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club Missouri, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), UFCW 665, the St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council, St. Louis County Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, County Councilwomen Rochelle Walton Gray and Kelli Dunaway and Senators Jamilah Nasheed (SD-05) and Scott Sifton (SD-01).
The SEIU Missouri/Kansas State Council represents 12,000 home care and health care providers, higher education faculty, janitors, as well as patient care professionals, first responders and social service workers across the State of Missouri. SEIU members are winning better wages, health care and more secure jobs, while ensuring that working people, not just corporations and CEOs, benefit from today’s economy.