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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.

Roseland Hospital Workers Ratify New Contract!

(January 23rd, 2019, Chicago) –– Roseland Hospital workers overwhelmingly approved a one-year agreement.  Workers thanked the bargaining committee for their hard work, unity and dedication in seeing a contract to completion. Roseland workers are looking forward to returning to the …

Metro East: Gateway Medical Center Dietary Workers Rally to Save Their Jobs After Subcontractor Refuses to Hire Union Workers Despite Years of Dedicated Service

Dietary Workers, Some With 15 Years or More of Work Experience and Earning Less than $13 an Hour, Call on Gateway’s CEO to Honor the Workers’ Contract and Seniority Instead of Trying to Bust the Union (January 23rd, 2019, Metro …

Metro South Hospital Bargaining Update: We Won Our Grievance On Premium Pay When Our Workers Were Short-Staffed!

Metro South Management wasn’t paying our workers premium pay while we were being short-staffed. We filed a grievance and won! That’s the Union difference and why we must demand that Management follow and honor our contract! (January 14th, 2019) – …

St. Louis University Hospital Workers Celebrate Our Hard Fought Contract Victory!

(January 15th, 2019, St. Louis) –– St Louis University Hospital workers approved our new contract by a stunning 189 votes in favor and just 15 votes against in ratifying our collective bargaining agreement.  The bargaining team consisted of a total …

SEIU Healthcare’s Statement on Inauguration of J.B. Pritzker

As Illinois welcomes a new governor with the inauguration of J.B. Pritzker, SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released this statement: SEIU Healthcare Illinois members are excited to welcome J.B. Pritzker as Illinois’ new governor. Our members, and all working …

Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

WE’RE ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN 2019!  ¡Planificación para promover la fuerza en 2019! We’ll celebrate our 2018 victories and triumphs and make plans to build power for working people in 2019. Celebraremos nuestras victorias y triunfos de 2018, y haremos …

Watch Full Press Conference of Hospital Workers Outside of Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Downtown Office, Demanding Millionaire CEOs Live On $13 an Hour

(See our press release from our press conference — as well as individual speeches from our action below).   Check Out Our Round-Up Video Protesting the Illinois Hospital Association: Hospital Workers Challenge CEOs to Live on $13 an Hour ______________________________________ …

Hospital Service Workers Challenge Hospital CEOs to Live on Poverty Level Wages of $13 an Hour in Protest Outside the Office of the Illinois Hospital Association

(Watch video from our press conference outside the IHA). On the Heels of Advocate Aurora Health’s Decision to Pay $15 an Hour by 2021, Hospital Workers Demand a $15 Starting Wage Starting Now and the Right to Join a Union …

Amidst the Holiday Season, Hospital Service Workers Set to Protest the Illinois Hospital Association and Challenge Hospital CEOs to Live on Poverty Level Wages of $13 an Hour

  On the Heels of Advocate Aurora Health’s Decision to Pay $15 an Hour by 2021, Hospital Workers Demand a $15 Starting Wage Starting Now and the Right to Join a Union Across the Entire Hospital Industry When: Thursday, December …

SEIU Healthcare IL endorses Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago Mayor

Joins Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Local 73 in joint endorsement press conference for city’s next chief executive CHICAGO (Dec. 6, 2018)–Leaders of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, SEIU Local 73 and the Chicago Teachers Union announced today their joint endorsement of Toni …

Press Release: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Testifies to Legislative Hospital Transformation Committee

Hospital Workers Release New Proposed Rules Saying Federal Medicaid Dollars Must Go to Safety Net Hospitals First Over Rich and Corporate Health Systems  CONTACT: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (December 6th, 2018, Chicago) – Hospital workers from SEIU Healthcare Illinois attended the Hospital Transformation …

UPDATED with Video: Press Release: SEIU to Advocate Aurora Health: Hospital Workers Can’t Wait Years for a Living Wage

Advocate Has the Money to Pay Hospital Workers $15 an Hour Starting Now as It Boasts Being the 10th Largest Not-For-Profit Health System in the Country with Billions in Revenues   Hospital Workers Respond to Advocate’s $15 an Hour Wage …

INVITE ONLY: Our 2018 Health Systems Leadership Assembly

                You’re Invited to our Annual Health Systems Leadership Assembly! Where: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Office: 2229 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60608 When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join …

Greg Kelley Named to Gov-Elect Pritzker’s Healthy Children and Families Committee

Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the Healthy Children and Families Committee of the transition team, which included SEIU HCIIMK President Greg Kelley. The committee is the third of several working groups of the transition made …

Watch Video of Press Conference: Hospital Workers Fight Illinois Hospital Association to Protect Safety Net Hospitals

SCROLL BELOW TO WATCH VIDEOS OF OUR PRESS CONFERENCE (November 13th, 2018, Springfield, IL) — Hospital workers held a press conference inside the Capitol Rotunda to call on state lawmakers to publicly support and invest in safety net and critical care …

600 Energized SEIU Members from across Illinois Rally in Chicago, March to the Polls with JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton, Kwame Raoul, Dick Durbin and Michael Frerichs as Early Voting Kicks into High Gear

  Illinois working families know they can count on Pritzker, Stratton and Raoul to Lead on Union Expansion and a $15 Statewide Minimum Wage CHICAGO – With the Dunbar High School marching band and banda musicians in tow, more than …

SEIU HCII Backs Kwame Raoul for Attorney General – #HCIIVotes

SEIU HCII is strongly supporting Kwame Raoul for Attorney General because Kwame has a proven record that shows he’s always been on the right side of the issues that matter most to our members. Raoul is the child of immigrants …

Tichina Haywood Gives Passionate Speech at “Women’s March to the Polls” Rally in Chicago

(October 13th, 2018, Chicago) –– Tichina Haywood, a CNA at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, and a single Mom, told her personal story trying to live on $12.67 an hour at the “March to the Polls” rally in front of …

SLUH United: Sodexo Workers at St. Louis University Hospital Approve New Contract

Sodexo food service workers and front line hospital workers at St. Louis University Hospital (SLUH) teamed up to launch the SLUH United campaign for better contracts across the hospital campus this fall. Sodexo SEIU members just reached a strong new …

#HCIIVotes for JB Pritzker

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton are the right team to lead Illinois and send Governor Bruce Rauner packing. Learn where JB and Rauner Stand on the Issues Details on JB and Rauner’s records Learn how and where to vote About …