Illinois

Do Your Job, Save Healthcare Protest Draws Lots of Press Coverage

HCII members joined over a dozen organizations to protest Governor Rauner and the IL GOP at a fundraiser in Rosemont last night. We told Rauner to do his job and stand up against the GOP healthcare bill. We were thrilled …

Remembering Home Care Worker Amy Zimblemann

We recently lost a leader in our union from downstate Illinois who will be greatly missed. Amy Zimblemann was a champion for home care workers and seniors, stepping up to get involved no matter what the challenge. Whenever our union met …

Illinois General Assembly Take Steps to Correct Misguided, Dangerous Rauner Overtime Policy by Passing HB 3376

Advocates, people with disabilities, and caregivers now call on Rauner to change course Springfield – Following is a statement on behalf of Access Living, Caring Across Generations, and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to passage of HB 3376 out of …

BREAKING: Senate Follows House in Passing Historic $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Truest, Best, Fastest Way to Help MILLIONS of Illinois Workers; Gov. Rauner MUST SIGN NOW  SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following passage tonight in the Senate of Senate Bill 81, legislation to raise the …

Illinois Poised To Be A Sanctuary For Immigrant Families With Passage of Trust Act

Bill awaits signature of Gov. Rauner to become law and set state apart as safe zone for immigrant families SPRINGFIELD–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley voicing support for passage of Senate Bill 31, the Trust …

Illinois Poised To Be A Sanctuary For Immigrant Families With Passage of Trust Act

Bill awaits signature of Gov. Rauner to become law and set state apart as safe zone for immigrant families SPRINGFIELD–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley voicing support for passage of Senate Bill 31, the Trust …

Illinois Senate Takes Action to Protect 36,000 Fragile Seniors from Drastic Rauner Cuts to Home Care Services

State lawmakers lend their voice to growing chorus against $120 million cut to the successful Community Care Program SPRINGFIELD – The following is a statement on behalf of Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to passage …

Early Childhood Workforce Study Will Give Illinois Better Footing to Face Challenges in Care

  HB 3167/SB 1619 Passage Deserves Praise SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Executive Vice President Faith Arnold following passage in the Senate of House Bill 3167/Senate Bill 1619, authorizing a study of the child care and early education …

Illinois House Advances HB 1424 to Preserve the Successful Community Care Program for 36,000 Seniors

Illinois House Advances HB 1424 to Preserve the Successful Community Care Program for 36,000 Seniors Targeted for Devastating Cuts, Facing Relocation After intense outcry during IDOA public hearings last week, the Illinois House takes action to protect elderly Illinoisans from …

BREAKING: Historic Victory as $15 Bill Wins in House; On To Senate

2.3 MILLION Workers are Closer to a Raise  SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following passage today in the Illinois House of Representatives of Senate Bill 81, to raise the minimum wage to $15 by …

Illinois House Overwhelmingly Approves HB 3376, Aiming to Reduce Risk of Institutionalization for Thousands under Rauner HSP Overtime Policy

Bill heads to Senate next, paving way to ending months of uncertainty and chaos for over 8,000 people with disabilities SPRINGFIELD – Following is a statement on behalf of Access Living, Caring Across Generations, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent …

BREAKING: SICKENING NEW CBO SCORE SHOWS HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAID ON CHOPPING BLOCK AS RAUNER FAILS TO LEAD

CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office score of the Republican House healthcare overhaul. The CBO report concludes that 23 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 …

IL Nursing Home Workers Ratify Historic Three-Year Contract

97% of Workers Voted in favor of contract that increases wages, provides safer staffing levels Agreement comes as 5,000 caregivers were prepared to wage largest nursing home strike in U.S. history CHICAGO –  Nursing home workers represented by SEIU Healthcare …

Introduction of HB 1424/SB 399 Aims to Protect 36,000 Vulnerable Illinois Seniors from Governor Rauner’s Drastic Cuts to Home Care Services

Advocates Warn of Disastrous Consequences for Health & Safety of Elderly if State Lawmakers Don’t Stop Rauner Proposal SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Dan Biss and State Representative Anna Moeller joined AARP Illinois, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Illinois Alliance for Retired …

MOTHERS DAY RALLY AND WREATH LAYING TO PROTECT HEALTH CARE FOR ILLINOIS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Thursday, May 11, 2017 THURSDAY, May 11, 5 p.m.; Corner of Wabash and Wacker (Across from Chicago Trump Tower) Rep. Schakowsky, Pres. Preckwinkle, 6th CD Roskam Foes & Allies Fight AGAINST TrumpCare, Medicaid Cuts CHICAGO-Heading into Mothers …

Victory at the Bargaining Table

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Strike Averted As Nursing Home Workers Reach Tentative Agreement With Nursing Home Owners

5,000 caregivers put themselves on the line for good jobs and quality care As nursing home workers and owners reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, released the following statement: Nursing home …

Over 5,000 Chicagoland Nursing Home Workers Announce Strike for Fair Wages, Patient Care

Largest Nursing Home Strike in U.S. History to Begin Thursday May 4th; Workers Across 57 Homes Have Been Without Contract for Over a Year Pledge Your Support For Chicagoland Nursing Workers On Strike CHICAGO — Representatives of more than 5,000 …

A Message from Newly Elected President Greg Kelley

Hello sisters and brothers: Today is my first full day on the job as President of SEIU Healthcare IL, IN, MO, KS and I’m excited for our bright future. We have so much going on in all our industries and …

Greg Kelley elected president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas

First African American to head the largest local union in the Midwest CHICAGO–SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri and Kansas (HCIIMK) announced today the election of Greg Kelley as president along with executive team members Faith Arnold, Executive Vice President, and …