Illinois

July Home Care Membership Meetings

  Saturday, July 28 South Suburbs: 9:30 a.m. at the Markham Public Library 16640 Kedzie Avenue, Markham, IL Chicago: 10 a.m. at the SEIU office 2229 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL Rockford: 10 a.m. at the SEIU office 4920 E. …

Home Services Program Consumer David Spurney Speaks Out Against Rauner’s Dangerous Overtime Policy

Autonomic dysflexia. You’ve probably never heard of it, but I live with it every day. AD is a very dangerous condition that stems from a spinal cord injury. What it means is that my blood pressure can drop very low …

After the Supreme Court Gutted Public Sector Workers from Having Power, Hospital Workers Fight Back!

After the Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of the Right-Wing Billionaires’ Case, “Janus vs. AFSCME”, to Gut Public Sector Workers from Having Power, Hospital Workers Recommit to Our Union and Pledge to Fight for All Working Families! Scroll below to …

As Chicago’s Minimum Wage Set to Rise, Healthcare and Child Care Workers Tell Gov. Bruce Rauner & Mayor Emanuel: “$12 Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough – Working Families Demand $15 Now!”

Gov. Rauner’s Veto of the $15 Minimum Wage Bill Took Away Living Wages from Low-Income Caregivers Who Urgently Need a Raise to Survive and Support Their Families Contact: james.muhammad@seiuhcil.org or scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 29th, 2018, Chicago) – On July 1st Chicago’s …

As Chicago’s Minimum Wage Set to Rise, Healthcare and Child Care Workers Tell Gov. Bruce Rauner: “$12 Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough – Working Families Demand $15 Now!”

Media Advisory   Gov. Rauner’s Veto of the $15 Minimum Wage Bill Took Away Living Wages from Low-Income Caregivers Who Urgently Need a Raise to Survive and Support Their Families. Hospital Workers Also Take Aim at the Hospital Industry Who …

SEIU HCIIMK Wins: Why It’s Important to Recommit To Your Union

SEIU Healthcare members have racked up many wins. We’re not satisfied and we are determined to win many more.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to recommit to your union. Take a look back at these victories & click …

SEIU Healthcare Statement on Janus Case: “Workers Will Not be Deterred”

Union members vow to fight right wing, corporate led effort to drive down wages and strip workers from having a voice in the workplace Greg Kelley, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas, released the following statement regarding …

Families Belong Together Rally (Español)

Junio 30 10 AM América El País de la libertad pero ¿para quién? ¿Y tu porqué luchas: Libertad p separación? Nos unimos para exigir que Donald Trump termine con la detención familiar y la separación mientras que le pedimos a …

Families Belong Together Rally – Chicago

Saturday, June 30th 10 AM America “the land of the free” for whom? What do you stand for: Freedom or Seperation? We stand together to demand that Donald Trump end family detention and separation while urging Governor Rauner to do …

Victory for Veracare Nursing Home Workers

We just won a new contract. We won raises, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, and recognition of our seniority rights for paid time off. We won because we braved the strike line twice and kept together throughout this contract fight. WHEN …

Senators Durbin, Duckworth Call on Trump to Protect Union Rights for VA Employees

Senators Durbin & Duckworth signed a letter to President Trump today calling on him to rescind anti-union executive orders aimed at federal employees. They wrote: “It’s time to stop the attacks on our federal workers. These are also attacks on …

Hospital Worker, Monday Scott, Gives Powerful Speech at Poor People’s Campaign Event in Chicago

(June 18th, 2018, Chicago) — Hospital workers joined the Poor People’s Campaign rally to call attention to the crises of homelessness and held a press conference near the overpass at Lake Share Drive and Wilson after families and indivuals were …

The Music of a Movement! Hospital Workers March with Poor People’s Campaign to Fight for Living Wages, Call for $15 Minimum Wage

(June 11th, 2018, Springfield, IL) — Mable Williams, an EVS worker at Mt. Sinai Hospital for 23-years earns just $13 an hour. Mable got on the bus from Chicago and traveled to Springfield to march with the Poor People’s Campaign …

Illinois Labor Board Delays Release of Overtime Policy Decision Until July

We learned late yesterday that the Illinois Labor Relations Board plans to delay the release of their decision regarding Governor Rauner’s terrible DHS Overtime Policy. Previously, the Board had planned to share their decision on Tuesday, June 12, but it is …

Poor People’s Campaign Continues

Hundreds of SEIU Healthcare members have been taking part in actions as part of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The campaign calls a moral revival throughout the country with state-based, non-violent direct action to address …

Child Care Providers Win Raise in IL Budget

I have some good news! Last week, the Illinois House & Senate passed a budget that included a 4.26% raise for all child care providers in the Child Care Assistance Program. It’s been far too long since we’ve had a …

After years of self-created devastation, Rauner finally signs a budget

The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on the signing of the state budget today by Gov. Rauner: CHICAGO — Even though it took him nearly his whole term – and hopefully his only term – …

Illinois Home Care: Legislative Session Recap

Yesterday marked the end of the Spring legislative session in Springfield and we wanted to share a recap of what the Legislature passed in the budget that will impact Illinois home care programs. The governor still must approve the budget …

SEIU Healthcare Applauds Budget Momentum

CHICAGO–Following is the statement of Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, on the passage of a budget in both houses and the state’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment: “Our members and the vulnerable populations of seniors, people with …

June Home Care Membership Meetings

Saturday, June 30 SOUTH SUBURBS: 9:30 a.m. at the Markham Public Library 16640 Kedzie Avenue, Markham, IL CHICAGO: 10 a.m. at the Chicago SEIU Office 2229 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL ROCKFORD: 10 a.m. at the Rockford SEIU Office 4920 E. …