Illinois

Outraged over potential loss in property tax revenue, Berwyn community calls for scrutiny on sale of MacNeal Hospital to Loyola Medicine

Residents, workers to demand community benefits agreement requiring Loyola Medicine to pay its fair share so residents don’t get hit with higher property taxes and/or lose vital services Agreement would obligate Loyola to pay hospital workers a living wage and …

YMCA Child Care Workers to Picket, Announce Strike Vote

CHICAGO—Child care workers will engage in a picket at the headquarters of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago this Wednesday, February 21st to protest poverty wages, understaffing and unfair labor practices. The picket will be followed by a press conference announcing …

On Valentine’s Day, Personal Assistants Call On Governor Rauner to ‘Have a Heart’

On Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, caregivers and people with disabilities held a press conference outside Daley Plaza to call on Governor Bruce Rauner to ‘have a heart’ and release the 48-cent raises that were approved in last summer’s bipartisan budget …

Illinois Must Invest In-NOT Defund-Home Healthcare for Seniors, People With Disabilities

Caregiving Coalition Budget Response to the Governor’s Budget Address: SPRINGFIELD-Following is the joint statement of Illinois Caring Across Generations, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, Access Living, Jane Addams Senior Caucus and SEIU Healthcare …

Gov. Rauner’s Budget is Out-of-Whack

SPRINGFIELD-Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s FY 2019 Budget Address: “Gov. Bruce Rauner is probably best known for using the budget process to take Illinois hostage for his non-budgetary political demands. …

With Gov. Rauner’s State Budget Address Looming, Federal Budget Deal Increases Child Care Funding by $5.8 Billion

Will He Use Funds to Restore Program He Has Attacked?   MEMO TO REPORTERS:   The budget deal passed in Washington last week contains billions in significant new funding for child care, in the form of block grants. So what …

Hospital Workers Join the Poor People’s Campaign

Hospital workers joined fast food workers today on the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike, which became a rallying cry of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign to end poverty and racism led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A …

Gubernatorial Campaigns Discuss Home Care, CCP Program at Senior Forum

Four campaigns vying for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor appeared at a forum in Springfield at Senior Services of Central Illinois to discuss their stances on long term care for seniors, Medicaid, pensions, home care services, and more. Over …

Poor People’s Campaign Kicks off in Illinois & Missouri

In 1968, Martin Luther King started a Poor People’s Campaign to end poverty. Today, 50 years later, SEIU members, faith leaders, and community members are renewing the fight. We’re fighting so home care, child care, hospital, and nursing home workers …

New Contract Ratified at Family Home Services

We are excited to announce that SEIU members at Family Home Services unanimously voted YES to approve our new contract! Our raises and the first installment of our back pay will be on February 16 paychecks. Here’s a quick recap …

Watch Video From State Capitol Press Conf: Hospital Workers Call On Illinois Hospital Assoc. to Protect Funding for Safety Nets

Watch our incredible news coverage from a legislative hearing and rally at the State Capitol on January 30th, 2018. Safety net hospital workers are fighting back against the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) proposed new hospital assessment and Medicaid funding formula …

The State of the State? Tired, Broke and Getting Worse

SPRINGFIELD-Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley to the State of the State address Wednesday from Gov. Bruce Rauner to the General Assembly: “Ask anyone who doesn’t work for Gov. Bruce Rauner what the real state …

Safety Net Hospital Workers Sound the Alarm Over Potential Closures

New Hospital Assessment and Funding Formula Risks Billions in Lost Federal Medicaid Dollars HCII hospital workers rallied at the state capitol today to save safety net hospitals.  They called on Gov. Rauner’s administration at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and …

February Illinois Home Care Membership Meetings

Saturday, February 24 South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. at the Harvey Community Center, 15320 Center Ave., Harvey, IL Chicago: 10 a.m. at our SEIU office, 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL Rockford: 10 a.m. at our SEIU office, 4920 E. State …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Launches Radio, Print Ads to Protect Funding for Safety Net Hospitals

(January 25th, 2018, Chicago) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois launched radio ads in Chicago and East St. Louis media markets today following a full page ad in the Springfield Journal Register on January 23rd. Radio Ad: Protect Roseland Hospital, South Side of …

Centers for New Horizons Child Care Workers Deliver Petition Demanding Seniority.

A delegation of Centers for New Horizons members delivered petitions to Centers For New Horizons Headquarters today, representing an overwhelming majority of their co-workers, who signed-on saying that SENIORITY MATTERS!  Members want their dedication and service to Centers for New …

At Roseland Hospital, Workers and CEOs Call on State Lawmakers to Demand the Illinois Hospital Association Provide More Money to Safety Nets Or Kill the Assessment Bill

(See videos of speeches from our press conference at Roseland Hospital below).  (January, 18th, 2018, Chicago) –Safety net hospital workers from across Illinois held a press conference at Roseland Hospital to call on Gov. Rauner’s administration at the Illinois Department …

SEIU Healthcare Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

Lead, Fight, Win! All SEIU Healthcare members are invited to join us at the meeting happening in your area where we will discuss opportunities, challenges, and fights ahead in 2018. Now is the time to get excited and focused on …

BREAKING: SEIU Healthcare Opposes TIF Funds for Presence Health

Presence Health pays women of color poverty wages and uses anti-union tactics against them Chicago – Today, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas (SEIU HCIIMK) calls on the Chicago City Council to oppose giving $5.5 million in city TIF …

BREAKING: Rauner’s veto of HB 1424 ruins holiday season for thousands of seniors

For Immediate Release Friday, December 29, 2017 Contact: james.muhammad@seiuhcil.org The following statement was released by Terri Harkin, Director, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Home Care Division and the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the veto of House Bill 1424 by …