Illinois

Hospital Workers Unite, Call On the Illinois Health & Hospital Association to Lift Wages and Stop Its Anti-Worker Agenda

Media Advisory: Press Conference on Thursday, April 19th at Noon Healthcare Workers From Across the City Say Hospital Lobbying Group Fails to Represent Interests of Safety Net Facilities in Communities of Color, Drives Down Wages and Ignores the Needs of …

DORS 48 Cent Raise UPDATE

We wanted to keep you informed on our ongoing lawsuit involving the 48-cent raises that we won in last summer’s budget agreement, which Governor Rauner has been illegally withholding. In March, a Judge ruled with us, stating that Rauner’s actions …

Child Care Workers Ratify Contract with YMCA after Strike in March

CHICAGO—In a victory for workers, parents and children, child care workers have reached a three-year contract with the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago following a historic unfair labor practice strike on March 1st. The nearly 130 YMCA Early Childhood Education and …

Lead Testing for Licensed Child Care Homes

Many home child care providers have contacted SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana with questions and concerns about mailings they have received from private companies regarding new mandates that certain licensed child care homes test their water for lead. Here’s What you …

Take the Norma Rae Challenge

Powerful billionaires are using the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME to further rig the economy against working families. We won’t let any court case stand in the way of our fight for the good union jobs our families, communities, …

One Week Unfair Labor Practice Strike Concludes; Veracare Workers Tell Us What’s Next in Fight for Fair Contract

Workers are warning owner Israel Davis that he’s got two strikes against him – both literally and figuratively – and they are prepared to give him strike three if necessary. Today, Veracare workers voted to end their 2nd unfair labor practice …

Veracare Easter Vigil Garners Lots of TV Coverage

Sunday’s Easter Vigil on the Veracare strike line garnered TV coverage from WGN, ABC7, NBC5, & FOX32. Watch it all below. WGN 5PM WGN 9PM ABC7 5PM ABC7 10PM NBC5 5AM FOX32 4AM Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

“Right to Heal” Coalition of Veterans and VA Workers Issues Statement After President Trump Fired Secretary of the VA David Shulkin and Replaced Him with Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson

Veterans Groups and Advocates Sound the Alarm and Demand that Rear Adm. Jackson State Publicly that the Trump Administration Will Not Seek to Privatize the VA and Work to Dismantle Healthcare for Veterans and Families For Immediate Release Contact: Aaron Hughes, …

Personal Assistants Step Up & Speak Out Statewide Demanding Rauner Release 48-Cent Raises & Back Pay Owed

This week, Personal Assistants for people with disabilities held press conferences and actions in Carbondale, Rockford, Peoria, Chicago, Springfield, and Champaign to denounce Governor Rauner’s plan to appeal the Court’s decision regarding our 48-cent raises. On March 13, a Cook …

#VeracareStrike Update

Updated Monday, April 2nd at 4:00 PM Following their high-energy one-day strike on MLK Day this January, Veracare nursing home workers returned to the strike line at 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, in response to owner Israel Davis’ continued refusal …

Home Care Worker, Coston Plummer, Speaks at “Fair Tax Now!” Rally

(March 27, 2018, Chicago) — Coston Plummer, our home care worker, spoke at the “Fair Tax Now!” rally outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. See his speech below. ____________________ My name is Coston Plummer and I am honored to …

Veracare Nursing Home Workers to Go on Unfair Labor Practice Strike Again Following Owner’s Continued Refusal to Follow Labor Law and Respect Workplace Rights

Strike is an Escalation of One-Day MLK Day BURBANK, IL—Following their high-energy one-day strike on MLK Day this January, Veracare nursing home workers will be returning to the strike line at 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, in response to owner …

SEIU Illinois State Council Endorses J.B. Pritzker for Illinois Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2018   Pritzker Will be the Progressive Leader Working Families Need in Springfield CHICAGO – The SEIU Illinois State Council is proud to endorse J.B. Pritzker for Illinois governor. “The janitors, health care and home …

Rauner to Appeal Decision on 48-cent Raises for Personal Assistants

Last week, we reported that a Cook County Judge sided with us, ruling that Gov. Rauner broke the law by refusing to release our 48-cent raises and our back pay that’s owed since August 5, 2017. The judge ordered that Rauner …

ICYMI: “SEIU Came Out Strong” in Last Night’s Election

Progressive Candidates and Progressive Issues Win Big (March 21st, 2018, Chicago) – This year’s roster of progressive candidates and progressive issues shaped the outcome of this year’s democratic primary and demonstrated conclusively that a forward-looking and bold working families’ agenda …

Victory for West Chicago Working Families as Brandon Johnson is Democratic Nominee for Cook County Commissioner Seat!

CHICAGO–The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Gregory Kelley regarding the Primary Election night victory of Brandon Johnson to represent the Democratic Party in the November race for 1st District Cook County Commissioner: “We are happy that …

Ken Dunkin Soundly Rejected AGAIN; Robinson is right for the 5th House District

CHICAGO–The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois Executive Vice President Faith Arnold regarding the Primary Election Night victory of Lamont Robinson Jr. as the Democratic Party’s nominee for state representative of Chicago’s 5th House District:   “Voters in …

Raoul will fight the good fight for Illinois citizens

CHICAGO–The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Gregory Kelley regarding the Primary Election Night victory of State Senator Kwame Raoul to represent the Democratic Party in the November race for Illinois Attorney General:   “We are pleased …

Women’s March Momentum Continues with Delia Ramirez Win

CHICAGO – Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Vice President of Collective Bargaining & Representation Jaqueline Rodriguez in response to Delia Ramirez’s victory for the Democratic Primary 4th Illinois house district: “Today families in the 4th Illinois house …

Sending ‘One Of Our Own’ to the IL Senate

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Applauds Ram Villivalam’s Victory in the 8th Senate District, Defeating Longtime Incumbent Ira Silverstein As a Former SEIU Healthcare Illinois Government Relations Staffer, Workers Are Enthusiastic to Send a True Progressive to the State Senate Who Will …