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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.

Watch Video From State Capitol Press Conf: Hospital Workers Call On Illinois Hospital Assoc. to Protect Funding for Safety Nets

Watch our incredible news coverage from a legislative hearing and rally at the State Capitol on January 30th, 2018. Safety net hospital workers are fighting back against the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) proposed new hospital assessment and Medicaid funding formula …

Safety Net Hospital Workers Sound the Alarm Over Potential Closures

New Hospital Assessment and Funding Formula Risks Billions in Lost Federal Medicaid Dollars HCII hospital workers rallied at the state capitol today to save safety net hospitals.  They called on Gov. Rauner’s administration at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Launches Radio, Print Ads to Protect Funding for Safety Net Hospitals

(January 25th, 2018, Chicago) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois launched radio ads in Chicago and East St. Louis media markets today following a full page ad in the Springfield Journal Register on January 23rd. Radio Ad: Protect Roseland Hospital, South Side of …

At Roseland Hospital, Workers and CEOs Call on State Lawmakers to Demand the Illinois Hospital Association Provide More Money to Safety Nets Or Kill the Assessment Bill

(See videos of speeches from our press conference at Roseland Hospital below).  (January, 18th, 2018, Chicago) –Safety net hospital workers from across Illinois held a press conference at Roseland Hospital to call on Gov. Rauner’s administration at the Illinois Department …

SEIU Healthcare Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

Lead, Fight, Win! All SEIU Healthcare members are invited to join us at the meeting happening in your area where we will discuss opportunities, challenges, and fights ahead in 2018. Now is the time to get excited and focused on …

BREAKING: SEIU Healthcare Opposes TIF Funds for Presence Health

Presence Health pays women of color poverty wages and uses anti-union tactics against them Chicago – Today, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas (SEIU HCIIMK) calls on the Chicago City Council to oppose giving $5.5 million in city TIF …

In Northwest Indiana, Franciscan Alliance Stalls With Acquiring Methodist Hospital

Workers at Methodist Hospitals continue to closely monitor the potential merger with Franciscan Alliance Healthcare System. Hospital workers at both Gary and Merrillville campuses are concerned about the impact the merger will have on our patients, communities, families, jobs, and …

Healthcare Workers and Loyola Graduate Students Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Scam

Watch Videos Below — Healthcare Workers Call On Billionaire Governor Bruce Rauner to Speak Out Against Trump’s Tax Bill, and Urge Illinois’ Republican Delegation, Such as Congressman Peter Roskam, to Oppose the Legislation (December 6th, 2017, Chicago, IL) – President …

Students & Healthcare Workers to Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Plan

Chicago, IL – Trump’s tax plan is speeding through Congress. If enacted, Illinois families will lose their healthcare and graduate students would be forced to drop out of college in order to give huge tax cuts to the rich.  The …

Rauner “Applauds” Plan to Cut His Own Taxes to be Paid for By Cuts to Healthcare and Tax Hikes on Working Families

Chicago – On Wednesday, Governor Rauner went on the record to support Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans’ tax plan, saying, “I’m applauding Congress. I hope they come through.” That plan would net Rauner an estimated $300 million in tax breaks …

Democratic Governor Candidates Answer Questions From HCII Members

Five potential Democratic nominees for Illinois governor came to our headquarters on Chicago’s South Side to answer questions and talk about their vision for Illinois future as it relates to our members in November. JB Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Tio Hardiman, …

Hospital Workers and State Lawmakers Rally in Support of Protecting Safety Net Hospitals

(Scroll below to see videos and speeches from the rally and press event). (October 25th, 2017, Springfield, IL) — Hospital workers gathered in the Rotunda of the State Capitol with state lawmakers to hold a press event and rally about …

Video: Health Systems & Hospital Leaders Honored at 2017 Leadership Assembly!

(October 7th, 2017) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana hospital leaders joined workers and activists from home healthcare, nursing homes and child care as part of the Union’s annual “Leadership Assembly” held this year at the Chicago Teacher’s Union office. …

Watch Press Conf: Veterans & Jesse Brown VA Hospital Workers Sound the Alarm, Call For Immediate Filling of 49,000 Job Vacancies Nationwide

SEE VIDEO CLIPS OF OUR PRESS CONF BELOW (September 20th, 2017) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois’ President, Greg Kelley, rallied with fellow union leaders with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), veterans and hospital workers at Jesse Brown VA Medical …

On Labor Day, Hospital Workers Took to the Streets to Fight for $15 and a Union!

(September 4th, 2017, Chicago) — SEIU Hospital workers took to the streets to fight for a $15 starting wage and the right for all workers to be able to join a union in the largest Labor Day protest in years. …

Labor Day: In Kansas City, Research & Menorah Hospital Workers Fight for Better Staffing and Wages

(September 4th, 2017 – LABOR DAY) — Hospital workers at Research and Menorah Medical Centers rallied for a fair contract that raises wages and calls for better staffing as part of a national day of action to demand a $15 …

Massive Protests Planned for Labor Day as ‘Workers Strike Back’

A Historically Broad Coalition Led by Hospital Workers to Announced Plans for Citywide Actions Declared Unions the Best Way to Fix Economic, Political Systems Rigged to Benefit Big Corporations CHICAGO—Workers in Chicago will “strike back” this Labor Day when they …

Raise Up Missouri Coalition Announces Grassroots Effort to Raise Missouri’s Minimum Wage to $12

On August 8, dozens of signature-gathering volunteers and working people with the Raise Up Missouri Coalition, joined by Representative Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City), kicked off a major grassroots campaign to raise Missouri’s minimum wage that would impact hundreds of thousands …

Kansas City Hospital Workers at Research & Menorah Medical Centers Fight for a Fair Contract!

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Rauner Lack of Leadership on ACA Repeal Shows Sick Priorities

  CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following the Friday morning failure of the Senate to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act:   “Even though the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act would …