Health Systems

Health Systems on the job

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.

We Won $15 for the City of Chicago!

Last week the Chicago City Council made history by approving a new minimum wage ordinance that will set Chicago workers on a path to earn $15 per hour by July 2021!   The last minimum wage ordinance in Chicago was …

Sinai’s Victory Shows the Way Forward to Beating the Hospital Industry!

Gust commentary by Wellington Thomas, ER Tech, Loretto Hospital, and Executive Board Member of SEIU Healthcare Illinois I am so proud of the hard work, member organizing, and commitment from our fellow Sinai Hospital and Schwab Rehab workers who recently …

Sinai Hospital Workers and Sinai Reach Contract Agreement, Averting Monday Strike

New Contract Averts Strike Scheduled for Monday, Lifts Wage Standards, Improves Staffing and Provides Affordable Health Care Coverage CHICAGO—Sinai Health System and Sinai workers represented through SEIU Healthcare Illinois have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for workers …

SINAI HOSPITAL WORKERS DELIVER STRIKE NOTICE AND PREPARE FOR NOVEMBER 11th STRIKE

Workers prepare to walk off the job on November 11 if Sinai does not settle a fair contract to improve wages, staffing, working conditions and address unfair labor practices CONTACT: Catherine.Murrell@seiuhcil.org (November 4, 2019, CHICAGO) — Hundreds of certified nursing …

Educators and School Staff Strike Get Boost from Mt. Sinai Hospital Workers Who Join Fight for Good Jobs

Educators and School Staff Strike Gets Boost from Hospital Workers Teachers, Nurses, Bus Aides, Hospital Workers and More Stand United in Demand for Quality Healthcare, Education and Jobs Contact: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org, (October 19, 2019, CHICAGO) — Hospital workers, teachers and support …

BREAKING: STRIKE AUTHORIZED at Mt. Sinai/Schwab Hospitals

 Mount Sinai Hospital/Schwab Rehab Workers Authorize Bargaining Committee to Call a Strike with a 97% Yes vote. CHICAGO—Hospital workers at Mount Sinai Hospital today announced they have authorized their bargaining committee to call a strike if they can’t get a …

Press Release: As Quorum Health Corporation Continues to Shut Down MetroSouth Medical Center, Our Union Calls on Governor and Attorney General to Intervene

CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org In response to this breaking news Anne Igoe, Vice-President of the Health Systems Division at SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, issued the following statement: “The announcement from John Walsh, the CEO of MetroSouth Medical Center, that the hospital is …

Mount Sinai Hospital Workers Stand in Solidarity with Striking U of C Nurses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2019 SEIU Healthcare Illinois is releasing the following statements by Mount Sinai Hospital workers in support of striking nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center. Mount Sinai workers are currently conducting their own strike authorization …

Encompass Members Stood Together & Won

SEIU members who work at nine Encompass Medical Center locations have a new contract thanks to their dedicated bargaining team of coworkers! The new agreement raises pay across job classifications: New minimum wage of $20/hr. for LPNs New minimum wage of $15/hr. for Medical Assistants New minimum …

Press Release: MetroSouth Medical Center Workers Claim Success as Health Facilities Review Board Postpones Decision to Shut Down Community Hospital

Healthcare Workers Along with South Suburban Communities Band Together in Grassroots Groundswell to Stand Up to Quorum Health’s Agenda that Would Shutoff Access to Healthcare and Emergency Services for Patients and Families CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org  (September 18, 2019, Chicago)—SEIU hospital workers …

Mount Sinai Workers to Launch Official Strike Vote at Riot Fest During “Get Loud for the Union” Speakout Demanding Justice from Sinai Health System

Media Advisory for Friday, September 13, 2019 Workers to Take Next Step Towards Authorizing Strike in Fight for Fair Treatment and Wages, Improved Patient Care and Community Investment   CHICAGO—Hospital workers from Mount Sinai Hospital, including RNs fighting for union …

Truman Medical Center SEIU Members Win BIG in New Contract

Congrats to TMC members for flexing their union power and showing what’s possible when we’re united! SEIU members at Truman Medical Centers voted overwhelmingly to approve the new contract that their bargaining team worked so hard to win. Workers truly stuck together throughout …

SEIU Healthcare Issues Statement Following Gunman Firing Assault Weapon at Jesse Brown VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2019 CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.or (CHICAGO)—In response to the news that a gunman fired an assault weapon at Jesse Brown VA, Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, issued the following statement. “Our VA workers are …

What Chicago’s #FairWorkWeek Ordinance Means for Hospital Workers

Scroll to the bottom to see a fact sheet on the ordinance. THREAD Yesterday #ChiCouncil passed a #FairWorkWeek ordinance covering 30,000 hospital workers. Chicago’s is the first scheduling ordinance in the nation to cover hospital workers. Here’s what it means …

SEIU Healthcare Issues Statement After Illinois Health Facilities Review Board Holds Public Hearing as Quorum Health Corp. Presses Forward with Shutting Down MetroSouth Medical Center

Speaker After Speaker from MetroSouth Including Hospital Workers, Patients, Nurses, Doctors, Fire Fighters and EMTs Forcefully Oppose Closing MetroSouth and Slammed Quorum’s Agenda that Advocates Say Will Cost Lives   CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org or Catherine.Murrell@seiuhcil.org; (July 24th, 2019, CHICAGO)—The Illinois Health …

Hospital Workers Celebrate Fair Work Week Ordinance Passage

Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance is the Nation’s First to Include Hospital Workers Groundbreaking Provisions Extend Coverage to Frontline Healthcare Workers CHICAGO—Today’s passage of the Fair Workweek Ordinance by City Council extended fair scheduling provisions to workers across the city—and broke …

SEIU #HCIIMK10For10

Updated 08/01/19 Over the past 10 years, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas members have fought numerous battles to build a better world both in our workplaces and in our communities. Over the next few weeks we’ll unveil 10 videos that …

The Minimum Wage in Chicago & Cook County is Going Up July 1, 2019!

We marched. We rallied. We shared our stories. We took direct action. And we won higher wages across Chicago and Cook County! On July 1, 2019 the minimum wage will increase in Chicago and in Cook County. -Chicago minimum wage …

Press Release: Blue Island Community Needs Metro South Medical Center to Stay Open

State Lawmakers Call on the Health Facilities and Services Review Board to Hold Public Hearing on Fate of Metro South Being Shutdown and the Impact to South Suburbs CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 24th, 2019, CHICAGO)—State lawmakers, Metro South Medical Center workers, …

Press Release: SEIU Healthcare Responds to News that Metro South Medical Center Could Close in November 2019

The Threat of Closure is Yet Another Example of the Hospital Industry’s Complete Lack of Concern About the Loss of Healthcare Access for Black Communities in South Suburbs, Economic Devastation, and Loss of Nearly 1,000 Jobs CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org   (June …