Illinois

Watch Video: Northwestern Hospital Workers “March on the Boss” to Deliver $15 Balloons, Fight For a Fair Contract!

(March 14th, 2017) — This afternoon scores of Northwestern Hospital workers marched on the boss to demand a fair contract and a bigger slice of the pie, instead of meager crumbs during bargaining. Despite Northwestern’s billions of dollars in financial …

Important Update: DORS Overtime Changes

Update as of Wednesday, March 15, 2017 On Tuesday, March 14, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), voted on Bruce Rauner’s terrible overtime policy. It was a split vote along party lines – 6 democrats opposed the overtime policy …

Senator Biss, Representative Welch Join Alzheimer’s Association, Nursing Home Workers and Other Resident Advocates in Call for Solution to Improper Discharges of Long-Term Residents and Chronic Short Staffing

SPRINGFIELD—This week, Senator Daniel Biss joined Representative Chris Welch and multiple advocates of long-term care recipients for a press conference announcing crucial legislation addressing the pressing problems of improper discharges and of woefully insufficient facility staffing levels. Their solution—SB 1624 …

BREAKING: Partisan JCAR Vote Approves Dangerous DHS Overtime Policy Despite Outcry from Stakeholders

Thousands of People with Disabilities and Caregivers Face Uncertain Future under Inflexible Policy that Undermines Consumer Control & Federal Overtime Laws Springfield – In a vote along party lines, republican members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted …

Watch Video: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Workers March on the Boss in Fight for $15 / 15%

(Tuesday, March 7th, 2017) — Northwestern Hospital workers organized a massive delegation to deliver a large petition board, signed by hundreds of employees, to Dean Manheimer, the Senior Vice-President of Human Resources at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition, nearly 400 …

Free Child Care for All, Increased Pay for Child Care Providers to be Demanded at International Women’s Day Rally

Child Care providers to offer forward-looking vision for working women while also fighting back against War on Women by Rauner, Trump, and the Republicans Chicago, IL -Chicago, IL – In the spirit of International Women’s Day, local community and labor …

Community and Labor Organizations Unite For International Women’s Day Rally, To Build A New Women’s Movement

  Women, Workers Join Together to Celebrate All Inclusive Women’s Rights Event to Continue Fight Against Oppression of Women CHICAGO – In the spirit of International Women’s Day, local community and labor organizations will hold a 7 p.m. indoor rally on …

Rocío Sáenz de SEIU: Presidente Trump amenaza la unidad de familias inmigrantes

Washington, D.C. — En respuesta al discurso del Presidente Trump ante la sesión conjunta del Congreso, Rocío Sáenz, vicepresidenta ejecutiva internacional del Sindicato Internacional de Empleados y Servicios (SEIU, por su sigla en inglés) y presidenta de iAmerica, emitió la siguiente declaración:  “Sus …

HCII Stands in Solidarity with AFSCME After They Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Withholding Their Labor to Force Gov. Rauner to Bargain in Good Faith

Our sisters and brothers of AFSCME Council 31 announced today they had voted OVERWHELMINGLY to authorize withholding their labor to help force Gov. Bruce Rauner to come to his senses and bargain for a fair contract. Our own child care …

TV Coverage: #WhatsYourPlan for Healthcare Rally in Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, along with healthcare and hospital workers from SEIU Local 73 and SEIU Healthcare Illinois held a joint press conference and rally …

Hospital Workers Urge Congress Not to Take Away Affordable Healthcare from Millions of American Families – #WhatsYourPlan

During Congressional Recess, Advocates Across the Country Ask “What’s Your Plan” to House Republicans and Trump Administration as Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Heat Up  (Watch video from rally below – or click here to see press coverage). Contact: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org, SEIU …

SEIU Healthcare Endorses Keith Ellison for Chair of Democratic National Committee

The following statement is by Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas: On behalf of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas, I give my unqualified and enthusiastic support for Keith Ellison as the next chair of the …

Greg Kelley Testifies on the Affordable Care Act Before Cook County and City of Chicago

Our Executive VP, Greg Kelley, spoke to a joint committee of the Chicago City Council and the Cook County Board on the harm of repealing the Affordable Care Act today. Below are his remarks.   Good morning. To Commissioner Gainer, …

Governor Rauner Has Failed to Fulfill His Duty – Statement from SEIU Healthcare Illinois

The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois Budget Address on February 15, 2017: “As our state sinks deeper into an abyss of financial purgatory, Governor Rauner once again …

BREAKING: JCAR Delays Vote on Rauner OT Cuts until March

SPRINGFIELD- Following is the joint statement of Access Living, the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to the breaking news that the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) will delay a vote on …

BREAKING: Access Living & SEIU Healthcare Illinois Statement on Rauner veto of Senate Bill 261

Governor’s veto of home care bill shows disregard for people with disabilities and the workers who care for them CHICAGO— Following is a statement on behalf of Access Living and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to Bruce Rauner’s veto of …

Attorney General Action a Symptom of Rauner Crisis

The following statement was released by SEIU President Keith Kelleher in response to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a court injunction that allows state workers to be paid during the budget impasse: “On behalf of our home …

State of Ruin: 10 Facts about Illinois Under Rauner

1. Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Governor Rauner took office, the state has lost more than 17,000 manufacturing jobs. (http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/CES.aspx) 2. Credit Rating the Lowest in the Nation Under Governor Rauner, the state of Illinois has had its credit downgraded to …

State of Denial: Illinois Languishes as Bruce Rauner Budget Crisis Continues

Trump Rhetoric Matched By Policy of Ruin in Land of Lincoln SPRINGFIELD-Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address today: “Bruce Rauner remains in a state of denial. …

Labor Women Gather Just Before Women’s March on Chicago: Attacks on Women Just Won’t Work

Women’s Rights are Union Rights CHICAGO–Labor women and their supporters will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Congress Room at Roosevelt University to lend their voices to the Women’s March on Chicago just before its kickoff. Representatives from SEIU …