Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 2015
April Verrett has served as the Executive Vice President of Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Illinois and Indiana (HCII) since 2009. HCII is the largest union of healthcare workers in the Midwest, representing 92,000 hospital, nursing home, home care workers and child care providers across Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas. April is also a member of the SEIU International Executive Board and serves on the national union’s Political and Government Relations, Leaders in Action for Justice and 21st Century Blueprint committees and the Racial Justice Task Force.
In 2008, she played a key role in the successful merger of four healthcare unions – Locals 880, 4, 20 and 2000 – into what is now HCII, bringing together hospital, nursing home, home care workers and child care providers into one new union across the Midwest.
As a labor leader and activist, April has spent most of her career helping workers form unions. April is a tireless advocate for working people, driven by the vision that “unions give workers a platform to fight for more than wages, benefits and working conditions, but around everything that matters in our members’ lives and communities.”