Illinois

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 …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois endorses Jessica Gutierrez for alderwoman, 30th Ward

CHICAGO—SEIU Healthcare Illinois today endorsed Jessica Gutierrez for 30th ward alderman in the upcoming February 2019 aldermanic election. Gutierrez is running to unseat incumbent Ariel Reboyras. Gutierrez has recently helped other progressive candidates to get elected to office. Now is …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois endorses Maria Hadden for alderwoman, 49th Ward

CHICAGO—SEIU Healthcare Illinois today endorsed Maria Hadden in her effort to become alderwoman of the 49th ward in the upcoming February 2019 aldermanic election. Hadden is running to unseat incumbent Joe Moore. Hadden will be an independent voice in City …

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 …

Victory in Illinois

We did it! Ever since Bruce Rauner began his attacks on our programs and jobs after taking the Governor’s office in 2015, we have been fighting back to undo the damage AND to make sure he was a one-term Governor. …

Statement: Governor Rauner’s Historic Defeat Along With the Election of Working Family Candidates Up and Down the Ballot Paves the Way for a Bold and Progressive Agenda in Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7th, 2018 CONTACT: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org 773.703.0583   CHICAGO – Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana issued the following statement in response to tonight’s election results: “Voters in Illinois soundly rejected Bruce Rauner and the Republican …

Press Release: With Kwame Raoul We Have an Advocate as Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 6, 2018 CONTACT: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org 773.703.0583 CHICAGO—The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley in response to tonight’s election results: “In Kwame Raoul, Illinois voters have elected a fighter who will hold elected …

Press Release: Working Families Speak Loudly With Election of JB Pritzker as Governor of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 CONTACT: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org 773.703.0583 CHICAGO—The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley in response to tonight’s election results: “Voters in Illinois spoke loudly and clearly tonight with the election of …

Election Day is Tues Nov 6th

Polls are open in IL from 6 AM to 7PM on Tuesday. Early voting is available from now until Election Day. SEIU Voter Guide – WHEN, WHERE, & WHO If you’re already registered, the SEIU HCII Voter Guide is the only …

Vote to Raise the Minimum Wage & Let Workers Earn Sick Time in Your City

Cook County passed two ordinances that took effect in July of 2017. One raised the minimum wage and one provided earned paid sick time, each over a three-year period. However, the county allowed individual cities and villages to opt out …

November Home Care Membership Meetings

  Thursday, November 15 Olney – 5:30 p.m. at the Olney Public Library 400 W. Main Street, Olney, Illinois   Saturday, November 17 South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. at the South Holland Community Center 501 E. 170th Street, South Holland, IL …

IL Voters’ Rights – 5 Things You Should Know

Here are five things you should know before you go to the polls. 1) Right to Vote Free From Intimidation Voters have the right to vote (and wait in line to vote) without anyone intimidating them, and electioneering or attempts …

It’s Not to Late to Register to Vote in IL

While the deadline to register online has past, you can still register to vote in person via “grace period” voter registration through Monday, November 5th and can even register to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th. What to Bring The …

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 …