Illinois

Video: Health Systems & Hospital Leaders Honored at 2017 Leadership Assembly!

(October 7th, 2017) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana hospital leaders joined workers and activists from home healthcare, nursing homes and child care as part of the Union’s annual “Leadership Assembly” held this year at the Chicago Teacher’s Union office. …

October Home Care Membership Meetings

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Gov. Rauner Consequences Exposed: New SEIU Healthcare Radio Ad Highlights Harm to People with Disabilities from Dangerous OT Cuts to Care

1000s In Crosshairs as DHS Punitive Policy Advances  Chicago – A new 60-second radio ad featuring a Chicagoan with a disability who is served by the DHS Home Services Program exposes the real-life consequences of Governor Bruce Rauner’s dangerous cuts …

Rauner Will Receive Nearly $300 MILLION in Giveaways Under Regressive GOP Tax Plan

  Questions Abound: Is Tycoon STILL Passing Tax Burden Onto Illinois? How? Like Trump, Gov. .01% Continues to Hide FULL Tax Returns CHICAGO-Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, one of the richest men in America, will receive nearly $300 million in benefits …

Amid Layoffs, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge

After Closing Head Start Facilities in Chicago, YMCA Reneges on Promise of Severance Pay for Laid-Off Teachers Chicago: Laid-off YMCA Head Start teachers and teachers’ assistants will hold a press conference outside of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Headquarters at …

DEVELOPING: Rauner Administration Commences Illegal Purge of Caregivers for People With Disabilities

HUNDREDS of Workers Sent First Warning of Illegal 3-Strikes-and-Out Penalty CHICAGO-The Rauner administration has commenced issuing warnings against hundreds, possibly THOUSANDS, of caregivers for people with disabilities who are facing termination under an unlawful “3-strikes-and-you’re-out” system that went into effect …

Watch Press Conf: Veterans & Jesse Brown VA Hospital Workers Sound the Alarm, Call For Immediate Filling of 49,000 Job Vacancies Nationwide

SEE VIDEO CLIPS OF OUR PRESS CONF BELOW (September 20th, 2017) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois’ President, Greg Kelley, rallied with fellow union leaders with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), veterans and hospital workers at Jesse Brown VA Medical …

Rauner Child Care “Restoration” Comes Amid Back-Door Assault on Workforce

CHICAGO-Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Vice President Brynn Seibert to the breaking news the Rauner administration seeks to restore some eligibility to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) after implementing disastrous cuts in 2015 that have left …

September Home Care Membership Meetings in Illinois

Illinois Home Care Members: Join us at one of our September membership meetings happening across the state! We will discuss updates out of bargaining for DOA home care aides and DORS Personal Assistants, including the raises we won in the …

Thanks mom, for helping teach me how to collect dues – and so much more!

Over the years, many people have asked me: “how did you build the union from only 7 members in 1983, to representing over 90,000 today? How did you organize really low-wage workers like homecare and childcare providers, when no one …

Important Update: DORS Overtime Changes

Update as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 We got an important breakthrough this week in our fight against Governor Rauner’s terrible DHS Overtime Policy for Personal Assistants. As you may recall, we filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against …

BREAKING: Rauner Administration Violated State Labor Act in OT Cuts for People With Disabilities, Administrative Law Judge Rules;

Win for Consumers and Workers Amid Ongoing Struggle; Back Pay Ordered   SPRINGFIELD-An administrative law judge has ruled that the Rauner administration violated state labor law when last year it unilaterally imposed limits on overtime care in a state program …

48-Cent Raise for Caregivers “Wasn’t a Suggestion” by General Assembly

Says Key Rep. as Rauner Admin. Defies Law; State Journal-Register, Chicago Tribune on Class Action by SEIU Healthcare Illinois   CHICAGO-The 48-cent raise for some 28,000 caregivers in a state program for people with disabilities included in summer’s bipartisan budget …

On Labor Day, Hospital Workers Took to the Streets to Fight for $15 and a Union!

(September 4th, 2017, Chicago) — SEIU Hospital workers took to the streets to fight for a $15 starting wage and the right for all workers to be able to join a union in the largest Labor Day protest in years. …

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed as Rauner Administration Illegally Denies Low-Income Caregivers 48-Cent Raise Included in Bipartisan Budget Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago – Today, State Rep. Greg Harris joined home care workers and people with disabilities in the Home Services Program to announce the filing of a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 28,000 low-income caregivers across Illinois. The …

BREAKING: Trump’s Racist DACA Decision Requires Leadership; Rauner Has Shown None

40,000 in Illinois At Risk CHICAGO–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley in response to the Trump administration decision to suspend the DACA program:  “Our hearts go out to the 40,000 immigrants in Illinois who have …

Governor Rauner Signs Legislation to Partially Restore Child Care Assistance Program to Vulnerable Families

But still moves back-door cuts to throw thousands of parents, children off the vital program On August 28th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB 3213/SB1705 which would restore access to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for families enrolled full-time in …

Massive Protests Planned for Labor Day as ‘Workers Strike Back’

A Historically Broad Coalition Led by Hospital Workers to Announced Plans for Citywide Actions Declared Unions the Best Way to Fix Economic, Political Systems Rigged to Benefit Big Corporations CHICAGO—Workers in Chicago will “strike back” this Labor Day when they …

Rauner Veto of $15 Sets Stage for ’18

  Competing Visions Now In Place: A Permanent Low-Wage Economy or a Fairer Illinois?  CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 81, legislation to raise the minimum wage …

Services for 36,000 Illinois Seniors Saved By Advocacy Coalition

Advocates for seniors, caregivers, General Assembly and aging community unite to protect critical services for Illinois’ most vulnerable population   Chicago – The following is a statement on behalf of Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Health …