Indiana

Progress for uninsured Hoosiers!

Last week, Indiana’s Governor Pence took a step in the right direction by announcing his plan to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan. The new plan, called HIP 2.0, could extend health care coverage to more than 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers if …

Hobart, Indiana stands up for Medicaid expansion

In Indiana, our members have lead the state in fighting to expand Medicaid and raise the minimum wage. That work has paid off in Hobart, Indiana, where the city council unanimously passed a resolution to expand Medicaid throughout the state! …

SEIU members stand in solidarity with #FastFoodGlobal and the Fight for Fifteen!

Today, in 150 cities worldwide, low-wage fast food workers went on strike for fair treatment, the right to a union, and a living wage of $15 an hour. Check out the gallery below of our folks standing in solidarity in …

Gary Mayor Karen-Freeman Wilson, health care workers, faith leaders, and experts gather to call for Medicaid expansion and a higher minimum wage

On Tuesday, April 8th, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson led home care and hospital workers, several state representatives, health care experts, and members of the faith community in a town hall meeting to call for Medicaid expansion and a fair minimum …

Healthcare workers lead the charge for Medicaid Expansion in Indiana

Following our successful rally last month, home care and hospital workers ramped up the pressure to expand Medicaid last Monday in another action at the Indiana Statehouse.

SEIU Members Support Fast-Food Worker Strikes; Rallies Held In More Than 100 Cities Across Country

A Year After Initial Walkout, Movement for Higher Pay Continues to Grow Rapidly as Fast-Food Workers Join 100-City Strike Wave (Dec. 5th, 2013) One year after the first strike hit the $200 billion fast-food industry, fast-food workers walked off their …

Huge Step Forward for 2 Million Home Care Providers and the People in Their Care

On September 17, President Obama announced that the 2 million home care providers across the United States will finally be extended federal overtime and minimum wage protections. Home care is now the second-fastest growing job in America, and these long …

SEIU Healthcare Indiana Members Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On Saturday, June 15th, SEIU Healthcare Indiana members joined a contingent of workers, students, and community organizations to call on federal lawmakers to support and pass comprehensive immigration reform. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana was a key target for the …

Indiana home care workers testify for Medicaid expansion, CHOICE funding

Indiana home care workers leapt into action last month, testifying for Medicaid expansion at the Statehouse and meeting with Muncie lawmakers to earn their support for Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled [CHOICE] expansion. …

Yes We Did: Working people bring it home for progressive lawmakers

November 6th was a night of celebration for working people all over the country. After months of pounding the pavement for progressive leaders on the state and federal levels, we won a mandate this year, with big gains in the …

VICTORY!

All over Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, and the country as a whole, working people are celebrating the reelection of President Barack Obama and dozens of progressive wins all over the ballot.

Echoing civil rights struggles of the past, members unite to strategize fight against voter suppression

On October 18, more than 6,500 SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana members came together over the phone to discuss recent attempts by the Republican Party to deny American citizens their right to vote—particularly African-Americans and Latinos.

Hundreds of members gather in Chicago for biggest-ever Member Leadership and Activism Assembly

On Saturday, September 8th, 650 of SEIU HCII’s most active and fired-up members gathered in Chicago to celebrate victories, plan to overcome obstacles, and get motivated to re-elect President Barack Obama at our biggest-ever Member Leadership and Activism Assembly. Some …

Special Labor Day Message from Secretary Hilda Solis

In honor of Labor Day, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis sent SEIU members the following message: Today, I want to extend my warmest wishes to you, the members of SEIU: nurses, doctors, lab technicians, nursing home workers, janitors, window …

SEIU HCII stands in solidarity with striking Caterpillar machinists

JOLIET, Ill.–In a show of solidarity within the labor movement, Illinois’ largest union donated financial support to striking Caterpillar workers in Joliet Wednesday, vowing to stand with them in their struggle for economic justice. Leaders of SEIU Health Care Illinois …

An historic victory for health care for all!

Today the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, which has already dramatically expanded access to health care for families in Illinois and across the country.  Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana, uniting 91,000 health …

Tent city triage demonstrates impact of proposed Medicaid cuts on hospitals

  CHICAGO (May 24, 2012)—It could have been a scene from “Mash”, the comedy-of-errors television series where soldiers pitch tents to care for their sick and injured. Only this tent city was set up on the plaza of the Thompson …

SEIU Sponsors Town Hall Forum with Local, State Elected Officials to Address Threats to Region’s Healthcare ‘Safety Net’

GARY, Ind. (June 6, 2012)–Healthcare workers, patients and seniors who receive home care voiced their concerns to elected officials about funding issues that afflict Gary’s Methodist Hospital and the rumblings of future cuts to home care services that could leave …

Fighting anti-worker “right-to-work” laws in the Indiana Statehouse

As the legislative session heats up and the city of Indianapolis prepares for this year’s Super Bowl, Indiana Republicans are fighting to punch through so-called “right-to-work” legislation that would limit collective bargaining for workers as fast as they can. But …

MO and IN members team up to beat bad bill in Ohio

When Ohio Governor John Kasich followed in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s footsteps by signing a bill (SB5) decimating the collective bargaining rights of public sector employees, SEIU Healthcare members jumped up to stop him. Unlike Wisconsin’s, Ohio’s constitution allows for …