Chartwell negotiated a four-year contract with SEIU for 21 separate homes across Ontario. At the end of these productive negotiations, SEIU presented the proposal to the staff of 19 Der Huuser, in order to allow staff to vote on the proposed comparison. Staff at each house voted in favour of the proposals, and the parties are now waiting for the two remaining houses to hold a ratification vote that Chartwell expects and hopes will be a success. In Quebec, three- and four-year agreements were reached with SQEES-298 for 12 individual residences. On March 2, 2000, when the proposed vote was to take place, SEIU International obtained an injunction from the Ontario Superior Court to ensure that the vote was not binding. Nevertheless, the vote took place and approximately 11,000 Ontario SEIU members voted to leave SEIU.  Between March 2000 and March 2001, 180 SEIU trading units with more than 14,000 members left SEIU to join the CAW. These decertification votes voted on average around 95% in favour of a move to the CAW. Buzz Hargrove defended CAW`s action and said they had “no choice but to respect the express will of those who voted overwhelmingly in favour of seiU`s exit.”   Although members voted in favour of seiU`s exit, the CAW was sanctioned by the Canadian Labor Party Congress for the raids.
      SEIU began organizing medical staff in Ontario hospitals in the early 1940s. SEIU continued its efforts and founded Canada`s first hospital at the Toronto General Hospital in 1944 and organized four hospitals in Thunder Bay in 1946. In 2007, 50 field workers, employed by Local 1.on and represented by Teamsters Local 879, went on strike against the concessions requested by Stewart and SEIU management. As the strike ended after the management capitulated, it was claimed that the chief and all the strikers in the organizing department had been fired, with the exception of those who crossed the picket line. At that time, President Stewart and the SEIU management team were accused of retaliation and retaliation.  Over the past decade, SEIU Healthcare has placed greater emphasis 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.    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.