Neal Bisno was elected Executive Vice President of SEIU in May 2016 after serving as president of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the state’s largest union of nurses and healthcare workers, representing nearly 25,000 front-line staff in hospitals, nursing homes, home and community-based services, and state facilities. Bisno has been working in the labor movement since 1989 and his efforts have helped thousands of nurses and healthcare workers improve their work environment and the care they provide to their patients.
Since 1995, Bisno has helped quadruple the size of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania through a relentless focus on organizing and by driving long-term strategy to turn the politics of the state around, helping thousands of hospital and long term care workers win $15/hour.
Bisno is known as the primary architect of Act 102 of 2008, the landmark law prohibiting mandatory overtime for Pennsylvania healthcare workers. Under his leadership, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania members were major grassroots advocates for passage of the Affordable Care Act and helped lead the successful fight to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania, which extended lifesaving healthcare coverage to 500,000 uninsured residents.
Bisno lives in Pittsburgh with his partner Lisa Frank and their son, Sam.