Local 73’s Voices: Juanita Ervin, Health Advocate

Local 73's Voices Juanita Ervin

SEIU Local 73 represents more than 31,000 people, each with their own story to tell. “Local 73’s Voices” aims to highlight what makes our members so incredible. From what it means to be part of a union to what inspires their actions, we shine a light on the people who make our Local as unique as it is.

Juanita Ervin, Health Advocate at Stroger Hospital, balances being a union leader, full-time employee, and full-time student pursuing a Bachelors in Economics. She rejoined SEIU Local 73 after seeing the democratic changes in the union. She joined the Contract Action Team during the negotiations with Cook County, playing a pivotal role during the historic 18-day strike last Summer.

We spoke with Juanita about the challenges she faces at work, what motivated her to pursue higher education and her favorite hobbies. Watch below: