Illinois

Rauner Tries to Cover Up Despicable Child Care Record

Chicago, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner quietly signed a law Friday, which removes barriers for working parents accessing child care in an effort to cover up his multi-year assault on the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). “Not only did Rauner …

Why Does the Illinois Hospital Association Care More About the Industry’s Profits Over Protecting Women from Rape and Sexual Assault?

IHA’s Opposition to Requiring Hospitals to Have Trained Nurses to Treat Rape Victims Called “Offensive and Repulsive” CONTACT:  scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (August 18, 2018, Chicago) – Last week Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation to require Illinois hospitals to have trained nurses available …

Parents, Children and Child Care Providers Rally Outside Governor Rauner’s Campaign Office to Demand that He Pay the Rate Increase Approved by Lawmakers

Protesters Deliver Message That They’ve Had Enough of the Governor’s Attacks on Child Care, and Demand that He “Pay or Get Out of the Way”   .@BruceRauner’s security disabled elevator access to his 4th floor campaign office. Why won’t he hear …

Press Release: Governor Rauner’s Administration Is Ultimately Responsible for South Shore Hospital’s Funding Crisis as August 1st Deadline Approaches

Lower Funding to Safety Net Hospitals Is a Direct Result of the Illinois Hospital Association’s Agenda to Give More Federal Medicaid Dollars to Rich and Corporate Healthcare Systems and Starve Hospitals that Serve Communities of Color CONTACT:  scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (July 27th, …

Hospital Workers Disrupt Traffic to Protest Illinois Hospital Association’s Poverty Wage & Anti-Union Agenda

   CHICAGO – Hospital workers took over the lobby of the building that houses the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) offices and then briefly blocked traffic on the Adams Bridge in downtown Chicago today.  They chanted “IHA, don’t care about our pay,” “IHA, your secret’s out,” …

Child Care Providers and Families Interrupt Governor Rauner at Mansion Unveiling Ceremony with Strong Message: “You Wrecked Child Care, Rebuild It Now!”

SPRINGFIELD—At this morning’s grand reopening ceremony for the $15 million renovation of the Governor’s Mansion, child care providers interrupted Governor Rauner mid-speech.  Chanting “Money for kids and education, instead of mansion renovations” and then delivering a mic-checked message that said, …

HCII Issues Statement After South Shore Hospital Makes Emergency Funding Request to Gov. Rauner’s Administration to Keep Vital Safety Net Provider Open

For Immediate Release CONTACT: james.muhammad@seiuhcil.org; or scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org; (July 12th, 2018, Chicago) – SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana President Greg Kelley issued the following statement below after news broke today that South Shore Hospital is requesting $3 million dollars in emergency funding …

Illinois Labor Relations Board Upholds Rauner OT Policy, Fight Continues to Appellate Court

Today, the Illinois Labor Relations Board finally weighed in on Governor Rauner’s terrible DHS overtime policy. Prior to the hearing, personal assistants and people with disabilities held a press conference to highlight the devastation this policy has had on people’s …

July Home Care Membership Meetings

  Saturday, July 28 South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. at the Markham Public Library 16640 Kedzie Avenue, Markham, IL Chicago: 10 a.m. at the SEIU office 2229 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL Rockford: 10 a.m. at the SEIU office 4920 E. …

Home Services Program Consumer David Spurney Speaks Out Against Rauner’s Dangerous Overtime Policy

Autonomic dysflexia. You’ve probably never heard of it, but I live with it every day. AD is a very dangerous condition that stems from a spinal cord injury. What it means is that my blood pressure can drop very low …

After the Supreme Court Gutted Public Sector Workers from Having Power, Hospital Workers Fight Back!

After the Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of the Right-Wing Billionaires’ Case, “Janus vs. AFSCME”, to Gut Public Sector Workers from Having Power, Hospital Workers Recommit to Our Union and Pledge to Fight for All Working Families! Scroll below to …

As Chicago’s Minimum Wage Set to Rise, Healthcare and Child Care Workers Tell Gov. Bruce Rauner & Mayor Emanuel: “$12 Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough – Working Families Demand $15 Now!”

Gov. Rauner’s Veto of the $15 Minimum Wage Bill Took Away Living Wages from Low-Income Caregivers Who Urgently Need a Raise to Survive and Support Their Families Contact: james.muhammad@seiuhcil.org or scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 29th, 2018, Chicago) – On July 1st Chicago’s …

As Chicago’s Minimum Wage Set to Rise, Healthcare and Child Care Workers Tell Gov. Bruce Rauner: “$12 Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough – Working Families Demand $15 Now!”

Media Advisory   Gov. Rauner’s Veto of the $15 Minimum Wage Bill Took Away Living Wages from Low-Income Caregivers Who Urgently Need a Raise to Survive and Support Their Families. Hospital Workers Also Take Aim at the Hospital Industry Who …

SEIU HCIIMK Wins: Why It’s Important to Recommit To Your Union

SEIU Healthcare members have racked up many wins. We’re not satisfied and we are determined to win many more.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to recommit to your union. Take a look back at these victories & click …

SEIU Healthcare Statement on Janus Case: “Workers Will Not be Deterred”

Union members vow to fight right wing, corporate led effort to drive down wages and strip workers from having a voice in the workplace Greg Kelley, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas, released the following statement regarding …

Families Belong Together Rally (Español)

Junio 30 10 AM América El País de la libertad pero ¿para quién? ¿Y tu porqué luchas: Libertad p separación? Nos unimos para exigir que Donald Trump termine con la detención familiar y la separación mientras que le pedimos a …

Families Belong Together Rally – Chicago

Saturday, June 30th 10 AM America “the land of the free” for whom? What do you stand for: Freedom or Seperation? We stand together to demand that Donald Trump end family detention and separation while urging Governor Rauner to do …

Victory for Veracare Nursing Home Workers

We just won a new contract. We won raises, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, and recognition of our seniority rights for paid time off. We won because we braved the strike line twice and kept together throughout this contract fight. WHEN …

Senators Durbin, Duckworth Call on Trump to Protect Union Rights for VA Employees

Senators Durbin & Duckworth signed a letter to President Trump today calling on him to rescind anti-union executive orders aimed at federal employees. They wrote: “It’s time to stop the attacks on our federal workers. These are also attacks on …

Hospital Worker, Monday Scott, Gives Powerful Speech at Poor People’s Campaign Event in Chicago

(June 18th, 2018, Chicago) — Hospital workers joined the Poor People’s Campaign rally to call attention to the crises of homelessness and held a press conference near the overpass at Lake Share Drive and Wilson after families and indivuals were …