Illinois

Enough is Enough: People with Disabilities, Caregivers, Advocates Call on Rauner Administration to Halt Suspensions under Draconian DHS Overtime Policy

People with disabilities and their caregivers rallied at the Thompson Center in Chicago Thursday afternoon to denounce Governor Rauner’s punitive DHS overtime policy, which includes a ‘three-strikes-and-you’re-out” approach to violations that could suspend hundreds of caregivers (effectively terminating them), as …

Member Spotlight: Nursing Home Worker, Lashanda Dixon, DARES Gov. Rauner and Congressman Roskam to Explain Republican Tax Scam to the Faces of Working Families

(December 6th, 2017) — Read the full text of Lashanda Dixon’s speech outside of Loyola University in Chicago about the Republican “tax scam” which will slash Medicaid and Medicare funding for working working families and seniors. Lashanda works at Alden …

Healthcare Workers and Loyola Graduate Students Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Scam

Watch Videos Below — Healthcare Workers Call On Billionaire Governor Bruce Rauner to Speak Out Against Trump’s Tax Bill, and Urge Illinois’ Republican Delegation, Such as Congressman Peter Roskam, to Oppose the Legislation (December 6th, 2017, Chicago, IL) – President …

Students & Healthcare Workers to Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Plan

Chicago, IL – Trump’s tax plan is speeding through Congress. If enacted, Illinois families will lose their healthcare and graduate students would be forced to drop out of college in order to give huge tax cuts to the rich.  The …

ICYMI: Nov. 29 DORS TTH Recap

DORS Overtime Policy Updates On August 1, despite outcry from people with disabilities, caregivers, and advocates, the State moved forward with implementation of their flawed overtime policy. This harmful policy caps hours at 45 hours per week for Personal Assistants …

Ho-ho-NO: Ominous Holidays in Store for People with Disabilities as Caregivers Face Suspensions Under Draconian Rauner OT Policy

Illegally-implemented rules threaten workforce, cause anxiety, threaten bankruptcies and homelessness as promises made go unmet Chicago – Exactly as advocates have warned for two years, the Rauner administration’s illegally implemented overtime policy for the DHS Home Services Program for people …

December Membership Meetings for Illinois Home Care Workers

STATEWIDE SEIU HOME CARE MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 South Suburbs – 9:30 a.m. at the Harvey Community Center at 15320 Center Street, Harvey, IL Chicago – 10 a.m. at our union office at 2229 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL …

BREAKING: Tentative Agreement Reached with Help at Home in Illinois

Our elected statewide bargaining team at Help at Home in Illinois just reached a Tentative Agreement with management for our new raises that we won in the state budget! Thanks to our hard work in Springfield and at the bargaining table, …

Rauner “Applauds” Plan to Cut His Own Taxes to be Paid for By Cuts to Healthcare and Tax Hikes on Working Families

Chicago – On Wednesday, Governor Rauner went on the record to support Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans’ tax plan, saying, “I’m applauding Congress. I hope they come through.” That plan would net Rauner an estimated $300 million in tax breaks …

November is National Family Caregivers Month

“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” …

Senior Care Protection Bill Heads to Gov. Rauner’s Desk

Bill On Way Amid Continued Threat of Massive Cuts & 2nd-Class Service Is it the Last Thanksgiving In Their Own Homes for 1000s of Illinois Seniors?  SPRINGFIELD-As evidence mounts that his administration STILL is seeking ways to enact massive cuts …

BREAKING NEWS: Tentative Agreement Reached with Addus

Our SEIU statewide elected bargaining team at Addus just reached a Tentative Agreement with management for our new raises! We won on all of our top priorities: $.72/hour increase for all Addus workers, with retro pay to Aug 1st (Based on …

CCSI Home Care Aides Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

Thousands of home care aides at Community Care Systems Inc. overwhelmingly voted YES to ratify the new agreement that our union bargaining team reached with management recently. The new contract includes: Raises of at least $.72/hour retroactive to August 1, …

Parents and Child Care Providers Ask Rauner, Emanuel Why Child Care’s Taking a Backseat to Amazon

Child care providers and parents to speak out against Amazon incentives, demand child care for working families. CHICAGO–On November 1st, child care providers and parents will call out Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to scrap social programs …

Hospital Workers and State Lawmakers Rally in Support of Protecting Safety Net Hospitals

(Scroll below to see videos and speeches from the rally and press event). (October 25th, 2017, Springfield, IL) — Hospital workers gathered in the Rotunda of the State Capitol with state lawmakers to hold a press event and rally about …

BREAKING: Tentative Agreement Reached with Community Care Systems Inc.!

Our union bargaining team is happy to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement with management at Community Care Systems Inc.  Community Care home care aides fought in Springfield to win our rate increases and we stood united at …

BREAKING: Injunction Request Filed to Stop Gov. Rauner’s Overtime Cuts for People with Disabilities

Caregivers Risk Bankruptcy, Losing Homes in “Irreparable Harm” From “Draconian” Policy Already Found Illegal*   CHICAGO – The worst is coming to pass as the Rauner administration’s cuts to overtime hours of care for thousands of Illinoisans with disabilities, already …

WGN’s Sunday Spin: Rep. Moeller Warns of Rauner-Driven “Privatization” of Successful Community Care Program for Seniors

Controversial Task Force Needs “To Be Transparent” CHICAGO – Speaking to veteran Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson on “The Sunday Spin” on WGN Radio yesterday, Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) warned against “privatization for the sake of privatization,” an apparent goal …

Governor’s Budget Slashes Nearly $60 Million from Child Care

In another hit to working families, Governor’s Budget cuts $59.4 Million in funding for federally mandated Child Care Assistance Program extension despite legislature approval. In budget documents released Tuesday, Governor Rauner declared he would cut nearly $60 million for an …

Video: Health Systems & Hospital Leaders Honored at 2017 Leadership Assembly!

(October 7th, 2017) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana hospital leaders joined workers and activists from home healthcare, nursing homes and child care as part of the Union’s annual “Leadership Assembly” held this year at the Chicago Teacher’s Union office. …