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SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana is the voice of thousands of hospital and clinic workers, from dietary and housekeeping workers to nursing assistants to highly skilled technicians. We work in community hospitals and clinics, as well as top-rated healthcare centers.
In addition to uniting thousands of healthcare workers in Illinois, Northwest Indiana, St. Louis, and Kansas City, SEIU Healthcare has worked to protect needed services at community hospitals and protect the healthcare safety net for many uninsured families. We’ve held leading for-profit hospital chains accountable to the communities they serve by fighting for improved charity care policies and against racial redlining in healthcare facility planning.

Greg Kelley Testifies on the Affordable Care Act Before Cook County and City of Chicago

Our Executive VP, Greg Kelley, spoke to a joint committee of the Chicago City Council and the Cook County Board on the harm of repealing the Affordable Care Act today. Below are his remarks.   Good morning. To Commissioner Gainer, …

Hundreds Take Over Streeterville Intersection as Momentum Builds for Hospital Fight for $15

Rally to support a living wage and affordable healthcare for Northwestern Memorial Hospital workers part of nationwide Day of Action marking the four-year anniversary of the Fight for $15 Movement Chicago – Hundreds gathered to support a living wage and …

INDIANA ELECTION CENTER

Endorsed Candidates President: Hillary Clinton (D) Governor: John Gregg (D) We encourage our members to look to the Indiana AFL-CIO endorsements for guidance in other races, including U.S. Senate, state legislative districts, and State Superintendent of Schools.   Indiana Voter …

Chicago Hospital Workers Join the Fight for $15 Movement and Call for Fair Wages at Mt. Sinai’s Level 1 Trauma Center

Mt. Sinai and Schwab Rehab Hospital Workers Join With Faith Leaders as Part of the National “Moral Day of Action” to Demand an Agenda for Working Families and Communities to Fight for Living Wages and Solutions to End Poverty   …

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Workers Join the “Fight For $15” Movement!

 As Chicago’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $10.50 On July 1st, Northwestern Hospital Workers Announced They Are Joining the “Fight for $15” Movement CONTACT:  Scott Vogel, scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 28th, 2016, Chicago) – Northwestern Memorial Hospital workers announced they are …

Northwestern Hospital Workers Kickoff “Fight for $15” Campaign!

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital Workers! We need you to join us for our press conference to kickoff our campaign to Fight for $15!   WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 TIME: Please arrive on site starting at 11:45am! Press event …

Spotlight: Northwestern Hospital Patient Escorts Struggle to Make Ends Meet Earning Less than $15 an Hour

  DID YOU KNOW THAT… healthcare workers at Pennsylvania’s largest private employer, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), recently won $15 an hour wages! This historic breakthrough, along with $15 an hour victories in California and New York, will …

Community Prayer Vigil Calls Out Loretto Hospital’s Management for Silencing Workers, Creating a Hostile Workplace

(May 17th, 2016, Chicago) –– At our prayer vigil at Loretto Hospital, former nurses, CNAs, and front line hospital workers who were fired or forced to resign by management, joined with faith and community leaders – as well as with …

St. Louis University Hospital Workers Win New Three-Year Contract

After a 4 month contract battle with SSM Health, members wrapped up an intense fight presenting coworkers with a strong second contract. SLUH employees made it a priority to both raise the floor and raise the ceiling for wages at …

Spotlight: At Northwestern Hospital, an Unfair and Two-Tier Wage System

  BY RAISING THE STARTING WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR FOR ALL HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS, NMH WOULD GIVE A MAJOR ECONOMIC BOOST TO WORKING FAMILIES, IMPROVE OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, AND STRENGTHEN QUALITY CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS!   Lakeena Whitfield, …

Spotlight: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Workers Launch “Fight for $15!”

WE’RE FIGHTING FOR $15! Contact our organizer to learn more about our campaign: Katrina.Lemon@seiuhcil.org Stephanie Lewis: “As a senior employee at NMH for 30­years, I make over $15 an hour. I need to be able to keep up with the …

WATCH VIDEO: In Kansas City, Truman Medical Center and Encompass Workers Join the “Fight for $15” Movement

Healthcare Workers Fight for $15 and 15% Across the Board Raises In Contract Negotiations, and Continue Their Strong Solidarity for Striking Fast-Food Workers   Contacts:  lenny.jones@seiuhcks.org (Kansas City, MO) – On April 14th, the international “day of action” for the …

Community Leaders Kick Off Fight for $15 and 15% Campaign with Healthcare Workers at St. Louis University Hospital

Ahead of Bargaining a New Contract, Community Allies commit their Support for SLUH Workers and Other Healthcare Workers in their Fight for Better Wages, and to Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce to Improve Quality Care for All Families   Contact: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org (January 12, …

Hospital Workers Join the Fight to Raise Standards for Workers and Demand a Wage Floor of $15 an Hour!

TAKE ACTION: Share this graphic to support our hospital workers in their #FightFor15   (November 10th, 2015, Chicago) — Hospital and healthcare workers joined the growing movement to #FightFor15 to demand economic justice for working people and our families! All …

St. Louis Workers Keep Pressure on Local Lawmakers for Minimum Wage Increase

Workers Gather, Call on Lewis Reed and Board of Alderman to Hold Resumed Session, Pass Minimum Wage Increase March From McDonald’s to City Hall Symbolize Movement to Raise Wages’ Progress in Missouri St. Louis, MO- Low wage workers in the health …

Bruce Rauner’s Bullheaded Government Shutdown Strategy Continues to Fail

Despite spending gobs of his own money, Republican slippage continues; Leading pundit says Rauner’s strategy can’t succeed First it was Republican Terri Bryant, who said after visiting an Addus adult care facility, that “it is incumbent upon those of us …

Sun-Times: Community wants Roseland Hospital to stay open

From the Chicago Sun-Times:  By Maudlyne Ihejirika In the wake of a judge’s order that state payments to Cook County hospitals relying heavily on Medicaid funds must continue during the state budget standoff, community leaders rallied at South Side Roseland …

DNA Info: Illinois Ordered To Pay Health Care Providers Despite Budget Stalemate

From DNA Info Chicago: by Andrea V. Watson ROSELAND — A federal judge has ordered the state to pay health care providers despite the budget impasse in Springfield. The state had told providers earlier this month it couldn’t pay them …

BREAKING: Roseland Hospital Funding Cuts Show “Black Lives Matter” to Bruce Rauner-As Political Pawns

News is breaking that Gov. Bruce Rauner is refusing funding for historic Roseland Hospital as part of a budget crisis meant to achieve non-budgetary political ends. Roseland is the only hospital within miles of a far South Side community. Following …

Rauner promises more money to state Republicans

In May, just as he was introducing his widely unpopular “Turnaround Agenda” to Illinois, Bruce Rauner tried doling out $400,000 to every single Republican in the General Assembly. Now, as the public continues to reject his hard-right political program, the …