Illinois

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 …

Loretto Hospital Workers Start Monthly Newsletter “It’s Union Time!”

(Download the full Loretto Hospital Newsletter Jan_2019 right here). Welcome to the first newsletter exclusively for the SEIU Members at Loretto Hospital! We are kicking off 2019 with something new and exciting to better communicate with our members. We already …

Roseland Hospital Workers Ratify New Contract!

(January 23rd, 2019, Chicago) –– Roseland Hospital workers overwhelmingly approved a one-year agreement.  Workers thanked the bargaining committee for their hard work, unity and dedication in seeing a contract to completion. Roseland workers are looking forward to returning to the …

Chicago Warming Centers

Due to the weather, the home care lobby for Wednesday has been canceled and the Chicago office will not be open.  After school activities for Tuesday evening and Wednesday’s classes for Chicago Public School have been canceled. Below is information …

Victory for Striking Workers Wrongfully Locked Out at Mado Buena Park

Following Management’s Unlawful Lockout, Certified Nursing Assistants Win a Fair Contract CHICAGO, IL—Following their wrongfully being locked out by management in an attempt at union busting, eight certified nursing assistants at Mado Buena Park have won a strong and fair …

After Mado Buena Park Owner Chases His Unfair Labor Practices with an Illegal Lockout of Striking Workers, Elected and Community Leaders Join Together to Support “The MADO 8”

Afternoon Press Conference Will Highlight Owner Peter O’Brien’s Union-Busting and Illegal Retaliation Against Workers and the Impact of His Illegal and Dangerously Low Staffing Levels Upon Mado Buena Park Residents CHICAGO, IL—In response to Mado Buena Park owner Peter O’Brien’s …

Metro East: Gateway Medical Center Dietary Workers Rally to Save Their Jobs After Subcontractor Refuses to Hire Union Workers Despite Years of Dedicated Service

Dietary Workers, Some With 15 Years or More of Work Experience and Earning Less than $13 an Hour, Call on Gateway’s CEO to Honor the Workers’ Contract and Seniority Instead of Trying to Bust the Union (January 23rd, 2019, Metro …

Day 2: Faith Leaders to Join Striking Mado Buena Park Workers to Show Solidarity

Religious Leaders to Conduct Prayer Vigil Calling for Justice for Mental Health Facility Workers Facing Unfair Labor Practices and Lack of Access to Affordable Healthcare CHICAGO, IL—After launching an unfair labor practice strike early yesterday morning, the certified nursing assistants …

Mado Buena Park Workers Joined by Charter School, City Colleges Workers–and Toni Preckwinkle–in Launching Wave of Strikes

Mental Health Facility Workers Launch Unfair Labor Practice Strike Kicking Off a Wave of Strikes in Chicago Mayoral Candidate Preckwinkle and Charter School Workers Celebrate MLK’s Legacy by Walking the Picket Line with Mado Buena Park Strikers CHICAGO, IL—Fifty years …

Metro South Hospital Bargaining Update: We Won Our Grievance On Premium Pay When Our Workers Were Short-Staffed!

Metro South Management wasn’t paying our workers premium pay while we were being short-staffed. We filed a grievance and won! That’s the Union difference and why we must demand that Management follow and honor our contract! (January 14th, 2019) – …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Applauds Toni Preckwinkle’s Plan to  Raise Chicago’s Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour  

SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released the following statement in support of mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $15 by 2021: “Hundreds of thousands of hardworking Chicagoans earn the minimum wage across our city …

SEIU Healthcare’s Statement on Inauguration of J.B. Pritzker

As Illinois welcomes a new governor with the inauguration of J.B. Pritzker, SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released this statement: SEIU Healthcare Illinois members are excited to welcome J.B. Pritzker as Illinois’ new governor. Our members, and all working …

Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

WE’RE ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN 2019!  ¡Planificación para promover la fuerza en 2019! We’ll celebrate our 2018 victories and triumphs and make plans to build power for working people in 2019. Celebraremos nuestras victorias y triunfos de 2018, y haremos …