Over the past decade, SEIU Healthcare has strengthened its focus on electoral policy. The union played an important role in the 2014 Ontario provincial election by electing former Ontario Liberal Party President Kathleen Wynne.     During the 2014 and 2018 election cycles, SEIU mobilized hundreds of members across the province to contact key election elections and encourage them to vote strategically and support the candidate who would be most likely to strengthen Ontario`s public health system and improve collective bargaining rights.    Services Employees International Union Healthcare (SEIU Healthcare) is a Canadian union representing more than 60,000 workers in Ontario. Through collective bargaining, the union represents workers in hospitals, homes, retirement homes and retirement homes, as well as municipal services. The union has been active in Ontario for more than 70 years. ES BSEIU continued to develop in hospitals and nursing homes. During the 1980s, SEIU committed to protecting nursing home jobs from outsourcing, advocated retirement plans for thousands of retirement home workers worth more than $304 million, and helped the Ontario government pass legislation that would limit annual wage increases. SEIU Healthcare is different from SEIU Local 2 Canada, although SEIU Healthcare and Local 2 are linked to SEIU International. The latter was founded in 2006 as a result of the merger of the Brewery, General and Professional Workers` Union with some of SEIU`s private sector bargaining units and non-health services.  In the late 1990s, SEIU International began to restructure.  The union invited Aboriginal people, including those in Canada, to come together as mega-Aboriginals.
SEIU International felt that a mega-local structure would effectively challenge more employers, change the existing political climate and address SEIU Canada`s internal problems.  The demand for a mega-merger, however, came with the cost of transforming the union into a union from top to bottom, as it sacrificed union democracy of rank and file, sacrificed from the bottom up.    Andy Stern, then president of seIU, asserted that bargaining units “with less than 100,000 members do not have the power to deal effectively with employers or governments,” even at the expense of democratic decisions. Although the pooling of existing SEIU institutions makes the Union less democratic, Stern argues that this is a necessary change to address growing economic problems and the loss of membership.  According to Stren, “workers want their lives changed. They want strength and a voice, not a purist, intellectual, historical, mythical democracy. Workers can win if they are united, and leaders who oppose change and call for “democracy” do not understand how workers wield the limited power they have…  Instead of merging Aboriginal people or moving to other unions, SEIU`s Canadian leadership, including the national executive committee and local presidents, established a working group in 1998 to explore opportunities to address political and economic challenges, improve service and strengthen the structure of SEIU. This body, called the “November Group,” presented a proposal that would give SEIU Canada and its Aboriginal people greater autonomy in decision-making, financial structures and the definition of their strategic objectives.
  Moody, Kim. An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism, San Francisco, CA, Chelsea, MI: Verso, 1988. ISBN 0860919293. In the mid-1990s, THE SEIU took the Ontario government to court after progressive Conservatives attempted to restrict Ontario`s pay equity laws.