For the third straight year in a row, SEIU Healthcare members have celebrated Purple Day! Initiated by the long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) sector, Purple Day is a day for us to celebrate our purple power! It’s also a day for us to let loose with all our hardworking sisters and brothers. So our sisters and brothers got wacky, got wild, and got Purple!

This year's Purple Day took place July 18. Visit our facebook and twitter pages to see how our sisters and brothers celebrated their Purple Pride!

PHOTO CONTEST STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JULY 21.

ALL OTHER CONTESTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Good luck to all who entered the contests and thank you for participating in this year's celebrations.

We look forward to announcing the winners on August 11, Stay tuned!

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Purple Day is all about recognizing the importance of & celebrating our union pride. It is a time for us to display our purple power with a gusto and share it with others!

Every Purple Day we give out prizes, and we are thrilled to say that there will be more opportunities to win this year. The FIVE ways to win are:

Photo contest. Decorate, dress-up, create a dance or cheer- purple up and take some fun pictures and videos of yourselves showing your purple pride. Email your pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The best photos or videos will win an SEIU Purple Day BBQ or lunch. Seven winners units will be chosen as winners- one per region. The deadline to post or send us your photos or videos is July 21. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members.

Story contest. Tell us how you think politics has an impact on your job and workplace. The top story will win a free tablet! Four other winners will win $150 gift cards. The deadline to send us your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is July 18. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members.

Be informed contest. SEIU Healthcare wants members to be informed. That’s why we are asking you provide us with your mailing and personal email address on SEIU’s Purple Day contact cards. If 75% of the members at your workplace provide SEIU with updated contact cards, your unit will be entered in a draw to win $500. Five winners will be picked! Submit your cards to your Union Rep or Steward by July 18. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members. 

Contact card contest. In addition to the draw above, FIVE lucky SEIU members who fill out a contact card will be entered in a draw to win a $150 gift card. Make sure you provide an updated copy of your contact card to your steward or union rep by July 18. This contest is open to all long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) members.

Facebook contest. On July 18th ONLY, Like or Comment on our Purple Day Facebook Post, and you will be automatically entered to win 1 of 10 $100 gift cards. This contest is open to all SEIU members.

If you have any questions, please call the MRC at 1-877-672-7348.

RULES: You must be an SEIU long-term care (nursing & retirement homes) member in order to be eligible of the above mentioned prizes for the Photo Contest, Story Contest, Be Informed contest and Contact Contest OR any member of SEIU Healthcare to be eligible for the Facebook Contest, where then, we will verify your information through our member database. By submitting an entry, you authorize SEIU Healthcare to use your submission in materials that support SEIU Healthcare, as well as understand that your name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection to the submission. All submissions must be original and submitted by the author. SEIU Healthcare has indefinite use of the submission with no compensation to the author, becoming property of SEIU Healthcare. The contest has no affiliation other than to SEIU Healthcare. In the case that a prize has been lost or stolen in the mailing process, we will not issue another one. The odds of winning will depend on the number of valid submissions. Winners will be announced the week of August 11th.