100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Mary Kay Henry
Service Employees International Union
Healthcare unions, including SEIU, were active in 2019 with several threatening strikes at leading health systems. In October, SEIU bargaining teams avoided a major walkout when they agreed to a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Last year, the governor of California invited Henry to co-chair the state’s Future of Work Commission. Henry has been supportive in the “Fight for $15 and a Union” movement. In August, she said there should be laws for unions to bargain.