Illinois

Hundreds of Workers Converge and Rally to Call a Code Blue on Sick Hospital Industry

Workers and Electeds Converge to Call a Code Blue on Illinois Hospital Industry Hundreds Gather to Demand Immediate Action by Hospitals’ “Sick” and Misplaced Priorities CHICAGO—Shortly before noon today, hundreds of hospital workers from facilities across Greater Chicago took to …

Workers Converge to Call a Code Blue on Illinois Hospital Industry

 Hundreds Gather to Demand Immediate Action by Hospitals’ “Sick” and Misplaced Priorities  ***VISUALS: A march and then rally of hundreds of workers and supporters, including a section of stretchers illustrating the casualties of a sick hospital system. Workers will act …

BREAKING NEWS: Victory for Family Child Care Providers!

We are happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Pritzker administration over the implementation of 4.26% CCAP rate increases and the release of back pay for family child care providers, taking a big step forward in …

BREAKING NEWS: Victory for PAs!

We are happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Pritzker administration over the implementation of 48-cent raises and the release of back pay for Illinois Personal Assistants! Plus, the administration has agreed to stop enforcing the …

Governor Pritzker, SEIU Reach Agreement to Release Back Pay and Implement Required Raises for More Than 40,000 Low-Wage Home Care & Child Care Workers

Springfield – The State of Illinois and SEIU Healthcare Illinois reached an agreement to implement rate increases and release previously withheld increases for more than 40,000 Department of Human Services low-wage home care and child care providers that had been …

Helen Miller: SEIU Home Care Pioneer, Labor Leader (1936 – 2019)

Helen Miller, a pioneer in the home healthcare organizing movement and former president of SEIU Local 880 (now SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas), passed away peacefully on March 5. Over more than four decades, Helen demonstrated a passion …

Nursing Home Enforcement Bill Passes Senate Human Services; SEIU Healthcare Applauds

SPRINGFIELD—Members of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, which represents 92,000 caregivers in the nursing home, hospital, home care and child care industries, applaud the members of the Illinois Senate Human Services Committee for their prompt passage of SB1510 which would add much-needed …

BREAKING: Gov. Pritzker’s fair tax proposal welcomed by SEIU Healthcare Illinois

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2019 The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley regarding the fair tax plan of Gov. JB Pritzker: “For too long, low wage and middle class working families have carried the …

SEIU Healthcare’s Statement on Toni Preckwinkle Securing Runoff

SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released this statement on today’s election results in Chicago: SEIU Healthcare Illinois members are excited that Toni Preckwinkle made a strong showing in today’s Mayoral election and secured a spot in the upcoming runoff. …

Member Voices: Tamera Cunningham, Touchette Hospital: “Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 is Only the Beginning to Giving Working Families Economic Stability and Justice

We are please to post the following commentary by our member leader, Tamera Cunningham, at Touchette Hospital, submitted on Feb. 15th, 2019. The fact that Illinois lawmakers passed a law to raise our state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour …

Tuesday is Election Day in Chicago

Elections for the City of Chicago are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The election is nonpartisan. If no candidate in a particular race receives a majority of votes, a runoff election will be held on April 2, 2019.  Election …

Alivio Medical Center Bargaining Update: No Healthcare Worker Should Have Their Wages Unfairly Capped!

“I have been working at Alivio for the last 10 years. I’m proud to work for a clinic that serves our Latino community. However, it has been difficult to work here for the last several years knowing that the most …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address

Statement by Greg Kelley, president, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address: “Gov. Pritzker came into office following four years of fiscal mismanagement by the previous administration that damaged lives, destroyed jobs, and devasted our state agencies and the …

Watch Video: Tichina Haywood, a single mom and CNA hospital worker, reacts to Gov. Pritzker signing $15 Wage Bill: “I will always appreciate a noble man who keeps his promises!”

(February 19th, 2019. Springfield, IL) — Tichina Haywood met then gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker at a roundtable event on September 17th at SEIU Healthcare’s office with fellow hospital service workers.  They each systematically told their stories about trying to survive …

We just made history in Illinois

This victory has been 7 years in the making and we should be proud of our work in getting this accomplished. But we’re not done! We’re going to continue to fight for better contracts with higher wages! Hi fellow SEIU member, …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Applauds Passage of $15 Minimum Wage

The following is a statement from Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, on passage of SB 1, the $15 minimum wage bill, by the Illinois House today: “While the $15 minimum wage bill that passed today is not perfect, …

Alivio Medical Center Bargaining Update: Management Wrongly Claims It Can’t Afford to Pay Our Healthcare Workers Decent Wages – They’re Wrong.

Alivio claims they are flat broke and can’t afford to pay workers a fair and living wage. The FACTS Say Otherwise. (February 13th, 2019) — Despite claims by its management, Alivio is actually doing quite well financially. Utilization by patients …

SEIU Members Are Voting Toni Preckwinkle for Mayor

Updated 2/27/19 Click Here to See Full List of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Endorsed Candidates It’s Time To Take Back Chicago For Working Families  On Tuesday, February 26th, we can elect a new mayor in Chicago. Toni Preckwinkle has earned our …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Applauds Senate Passage of the $15 Minimum Wage

The following is a statement from Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, on the passage of SB 1, the $15 minimum wage bill, by the Illinois Senate today: “The vote taken today is historic and celebrated by working families across …

$15 for Illinois Passes!

Updated 2/22/19 On February 14th, SB 1, the $15 minimum wage bill was signed into law in Illinois. Get Some Quick Facts about $15 Find Out Why Workers Need It $15 is Good for Business “Our 50,000 home healthcare workers …