Illinois

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 …

Rauner shows disregard for child care providers, families

Following is the response from Faith Arnold, SEIU Healthcare Illinois executive board member, vice chair, child care division on Governor Bruce Rauner’s comments on child care in Illinois: “Bruce Rauner’s insensitive characterization of the state of child care in Illinois shows …

JCAR Votes for Delay in Rauner OT Cuts

SPRINGFIELD- Following is the joint statement of Access Living and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to the breaking news that the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted unanimously to delay the adoption of Rauner administration rules to cut overtime for …

Christmas Eve Surprise: Rauner Administration Withholds OT Policy from Public to Avoid Scrutiny as Effort to Cut Care Continues; Controversial Move Rammed through Administrative Process Without Stakeholders

(Chicago) Following is a joint statement from Access Living and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to the breaking news that the Department of Human Services submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (“JCAR”) its controversial new policy to cut home healthcare …

Home Healthcare Workers Fight for Overtime Pay

Story via CentralIllinoisProud.com/WMBD TV Peoria   People who work with the disabled, could lose their overtime pay. “He is basically best described as an infant.” Tim Sommer is a caretaker for his 23-year-old son, Seaver. Cerebral palsy prevents him from …

BREAKING: General Assembly passes SB 261 to protect & strengthen supports for people with disabilities

Access Living & SEIU Healthcare Illinois Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 261 Legislation protects and strengthens supports for people with disabilities “We applaud passage of Senate Bill 261, which defends the right of people with disabilities to decide who …

Hundreds Take Over Streeterville Intersection as Momentum Builds for Hospital Fight for $15

Rally to support a living wage and affordable healthcare for Northwestern Memorial Hospital workers part of nationwide Day of Action marking the four-year anniversary of the Fight for $15 Movement Chicago – Hundreds gathered to support a living wage and …

Passage of Senate Bill 261 Shows Desire to Preserve Consumer Choice in Home Services Program

SPRINGFIELD – Following is the joint statement of Access Living and SEIU Healthcare Illinois following passage Wednesday of Senate Bill 261, legislation to reverse the implementation of Rauner rules that have undermined the principle of choice in home healthcare services …

Veto Override in Senate of Child Care (SB 2536) and Home Healthcare (SB 2931) Protection Bills Defies Rauner Attacks

SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher following the veto override in the Illinois Senate today of Senate Bills 2536 and 2931, legislation to protect the state’s child care and home healthcare workforce from cuts to …

In Solidarity With AFSCME Council 31

CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare President Keith Kelleher in response to the Illinois Labor Relations Board’s decision Tuesday to ignore the findings of an administrative law judge and declare impasse in negotiations with AFSCME Council 31: “The decision …

What Does It Mean? New and Ugly ‘Normal’ of Rauner Campaign Cash Leaves an Illinois STILL Opposed to His Divisive Agenda; Time For a Fully Funded Budget NOW

CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher in response to Tuesday’s general election results: “Yesterday we saw an unprecedented tidal wave of cash from Bruce Rauner and a few of his billionaire friends rejected by millions …

Katie Stuart Wins Election, Will Be an Able Champion in the Next General Assembly

Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher in response to Katie Stuart be elected to the 112th House District, defeating Rep. Dwight Kay: “In her win tonight, Katie Stuart showed that hard work and an honest …