April Verrett serves as President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 2015 – the nation’s largest long term care union representing 400,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California. Before being President, April served as an Executive Vice President of Local 2015 and was instrumental in its creation when long term care workers throughout California united for greater strength.
Prior to Local 2015, April served as Executive Vice President of SEIU, Healthcare Illinois and Indiana (HCII). 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 Vice President on SEIU International’s Executive Board, Chairs SEIU’s Home Care Council, and serves on SEIU’s Racial Justice Committee, Building a Wider Movement Committee and Finance Committee as well as Governor Newsom’s Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force.
As a labor leader and activist, April has spent most of her career helping workers form unions to ensure that their voices are heard and respected. April is a tireless advocate for working people, driven by the belief that “unions give workers a platform to fight for more than wages, benefits and working conditions, but also around everything that matters in our members’ lives and their communities.”