Illinois

At Nursing Homes Bargaining Training, Our Organizer, Lakesia Collins, Candidate for State Rep, Says Workers Need a Voice in Springfield!

(January 18, 2020, Chicago) — Nursing home workers and member leaders attended our bargaining training to prepare for our master association contract campaign. Our nursing home contract ends on April 30th. 2020, and nursing home leaders are organizing our shops …

Leader Profile: Dorey Norwood, Oak Park Oasis Nursing Home: “My union fought to win my job back which is why I’ll never quit SEIU Healthcare!”

Dorey Norwood was fired three times because she was a leader in our union and a steward at Oak Park Oasis nursing home. But each time our union fought for and won her job back. The worst was when she …

Leader Profile: Terri Johnson Says Working to Elect Nursing Home Organizer Lakesia Collins as State Rep. Is an Exciting Opportunity Not to Be Missed!

Terri Johnson, a dietary aide at Mayfield Care Center Nursing Home for almost eight years, is taking on one of her most exciting and challenging roles: she’s an intern and the right hand for our very own senior organizer, Lakesia …

Save the Date: 2020 Year Beginning Membership Meetings

With the holidays behind us, we’re gearing up to kickoff 2020 and we hope you will join us at one of our year beginning membership meetings. The meetings are happening across Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri and every SEIU Healthcare member is …

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 …

Low Wage Workers and Allies Celebrate Passage of $15 Chicago Minimum Wage

400,000 Chicagoans Will Get a Raise Next Year Thanks to Raise Chicago Coalition’s Work;  Fight for One Fair Wage for Tipped Workers Continues CHICAGO–Low-wage workers and other members of the Raise Chicago Coalition gathered on the third floor of City Hall …

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 …

Mayor Lightfoot’s Minimum Wage Proposal Leaves Tens of Thousands of Tipped Workers Vulnerable

The following is a statement from Erica Bland-Durosinmi, Vice President of Politics at SEIU Healthcare Illinois, on behalf of the Raise Chicago Coalition: “Though we are getting closer to hundreds of thousands of Chicago families getting a raise they desperately …

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 …

Mayor Holding Living Wages Hostage to Budget Demands and Leaving Workers Out  

A press release from the Raise Chicago Coalition. Chicago, IL – During Lori Lightfoot’s budget address this morning, the mayor spoke about raising the minimum wage for many workers in Chicago to $15 an hour by 2021 and implied that the minimum wage and the budget should be passed in …

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 …

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 …

Information & Resources: New Public Charge Rule

Español a continuación On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted their final public charge rule. If legal challenges do not prevent the rule from taking effect, the policy will become effective on October 15, 2019. This …

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 …