Illinois

Key Stakeholders Shut Out of IDOA Community Care Program Services Task Force-Political Vendetta?

Leading senior advocates and the union representing 25,000 home care aides in the Community Care Program left out of Task Force after public criticism of Rauner plan to ration care SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s scheme to cut 36,000 Illinois …

Statewide Home Care Membership Meetings in August

Our monthly membership meetings for home care workers are just around the corner! Mark your calendar for the meeting in your area and RSVP here to let us know you’ll be there.                 …

Personal Assistants: Pay Day Calendar Changes

Update for Personal Assistants regarding pay dates: Our union believes that you should expect payment on Aug. 28 as indicated on the State’s new payroll schedule. We are still working to get pay dates changed back to the regular schedule, but …

SEIU Healthcare Files Suit Against Rauner For Defunding Child Care Training

Rauner’s Once Again Pushing the Child Care Assistance Program Toward Crisis CHICAGO (Aug. 4)–SEIU Healthcare Illinois, the union that represents nearly 20,000 child care providers, filed a lawsuit against the State of Illinois today for failure to make agreed upon …

Greg Kelley: The caregivers are the ones owed a higher wage

The following op-ed from our union president, Greg Kelley, appeared in the State Journal Register on July 29th. In a recent online article from WCIA-TV titled “Rauner pays new staff lucrative salaries,” the governor said Illinois citizens “owe” his highly-paid …

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 …

Rauner’s Neighbors Oppose His Back Door Child Care Cuts 

Child care providers and children who marched to governor’s Winnetka home were met with support On Tuesday, hundreds of children, parents, and child care providers marched in Winnetka to Rauner’s home to protest his administration’s efforts to undermine child care …

Hundreds of children march on Governor Rauner’s multi-million dollar home as child care crisis looms.

To protest threat of massive purge, 700 children and providers marched on Rauner’s Winnetka estate.   Nearly 700 children and child care providers marched on Governor Rauner’s mansion in Winnetka, Illinois, to protest backdoor cuts to the state’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). …

DORS Personal Assistants & MHH Workers Win Raises in Illinois Budget

Following the devastating two-year budget impasse, the Illinois General Assembly finally approved a new state budget after voting to override Governor Rauner’s veto. So much damage has already been done, but we are finally getting our state back on track. Our …

 Hundreds of children to march on Governor Rauner’s multi-million dollar home as child care crisis looms

To protest the threat of a massive purge to the Child Care Assistance Program, hundreds of children and child care providers will march on Rauner’s Winnetka estate TUESDAY, July 25th at 11:15 AM. Hundreds of children and child care providers …

Child Care Providers Speak Out Against Rauner’s Back Door Cuts

Governor Rauner is at it AGAIN! And Child care providers are speaking out and fighting back! Earlier this year, Governor Bruce Rauner and DHS introduced mandatory training and monitoring for all Child Care Assistance Program providers —licensed or unlicensed. The …

Northwestern Hospital Workers Win Big by Holding the Hospital Accountable

Members Ratify Contact with Big Raises Members at Northwestern Memorial Hospital have been campaigning for over a year to hold the health system accountable to workers—by fighting for a $15 minimum wage, 15% raises and more accountability to our communities. …

Home Care Aides Win in Illinois State Budget!

Following the devastating two-year budget impasse, the Illinois General Assembly finally approved a new state budget after voting to override Governor Rauner’s veto. So much damage has already been done, but we are finally getting our state back on track. …

Faith Leaders Pray for Gov. Rauner, Leaders to Stand Up to GOP Healthcare Overhaul

  Call on Elected Officials to Hear the Cries of the People and Commit to a new Illinois Healthcare Covenant More photos from the event available via this Facebook link: https://goo.gl/7vMfSN CHICAGO (July 18, 2017)—Religious leaders from major faith traditions today …

In Budget Override, IL Home Care for Seniors Dodges Bullet-But Danger Still Lurks

SPRINGFIELD – Following is the statement of Save IL Home Care for Seniors, a coalition constituted of Caring Across Generations; AARP Illinois; the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter; the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans; and SEIU Healthcare Illinois upon the House override of Gov. Rauner’s budget veto: “The administration …

At Long Last and After Too Much Damage, A Budget: Gov. Rauner MUST Sign and End the Nightmare

SPRINGFIELD (July 4, 2017)–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on passage of an Illinois budget: “At long last and after too much damage, the General Assembly displayed political courage today by taking the tough votes …

At Long Last and After Too Much Damage, A Budget: Gov. Rauner Must Sign and End the Nightmare

SPRINGFIELD–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on passage of an Illinois budget: “At long last and after too much damage, the General Assembly displayed political courage today by taking the tough votes and making the …

Pritzker “Walks A Day” in Shoes of Child Care Worker Who Would Benefit from $15 Wage

Urges Rauner: “Sign the Bill” & Pledges to Protect Child Care in Illinois CHICAGO-Surrounded by children enrolled in the state’s badly-damaged Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker “walked a day” in the shoes of a low-wage child …

Governor Rauner Receives $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Senator Biss & Advocates Urge Him to Sign It Immediately Chicago, IL – Legislation to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 was delivered to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk Monday morning. Shortly after, supporters of Senate Bill …

As $15 Bill Hits Gov. Rauner’s Desk: Sen. Biss Joins Workers, Labor and Faith Leaders Calling on Him to Sign Historic SB 81 NOW!

MEDIA ADVISORY: TODAY (Monday), June 26th, 11 a.m., Thompson Center CHICAGO – As Senate Bill 81 — a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour —  hits Gov. Rauner’s desk, Sen. Daniel Biss will be joined Monday …