Mary Kay Henry
President, 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.