Leaders in Action

Day 14 of Christian Care Nursing Home Strike: Workers Tell Their Stories of Fighting for a Fair Contract

Watch video profiles of workers below! (December 14th, 2017, Ferguson, MO) — On the 14th day of our unfair labor practice strike at Christian Care Nursing Home, workers continued to rally in the cold and chant, “one day longer, one …

Day 13 of Christian Care Nursing Home Strike: Profiling Members’ Voices

Scroll below to watch video profiles of our nursing home workers (December 13th, 2017, Ferguson, Missouri) — On day 13 of the Christian Care Nursing Home strike, we profiled four members with diverse backgrounds, ages, and years of service to …

Day 12 of Ferguson Nursing Home Strike: Cynthia Harris, CNA for 39-Years Gives Passionate Speech, “Residents miss us and we miss them!”

(December 12th, 2017, Ferguson, MO) –A key SEIU Healthcare member, Cynthia Harris, a CNA who has worked at Christian Care Nursing Home for 39-years, gave one of the most passionate speeches on Day 12 of an unfair labor practice strike …

Day 11 of Christian Care Nursing Home Strike, and Members Still Fighting!

Watch videos below from workers on the strike line! (December 11th, 2017, Ferguson, Missouri) — On day 11 of the Christian Care Nursing Home strike, as the sun started to set, workers stood outside in the cold and gusty wind …

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 …

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. …

Thanks mom, for helping teach me how to collect dues – and so much more!

Over the years, many people have asked me: “how did you build the union from only 7 members in 1983, to representing over 90,000 today? How did you organize really low-wage workers like homecare and childcare providers, when no one …

Watch Video: Northwestern Hospital Workers “March on the Boss” to Deliver $15 Balloons, Fight For a Fair Contract!

(March 14th, 2017) — This afternoon scores of Northwestern Hospital workers marched on the boss to demand a fair contract and a bigger slice of the pie, instead of meager crumbs during bargaining. Despite Northwestern’s billions of dollars in financial …

Member Profile: Missouri Home Care Worker Alice Allen

Why I’m fighting to protect the Affordable Care Act My name is Alice Allen. I am a home health aide, a great grandmother, and a devoted sister. And recently, I have become an activist as well. I’ve joined in protest and even been arrested because the stakes are too …

McClatchyDC: Why did this great-grandma from Missouri get arrested on Capitol Hill?

BY LINDSAY WISE Read more here. WASHINGTON – Alice Allen couldn’t suppress the smile that crept onto her face Tuesday as Capitol Hill Police officers led her out of a Senate office building, her hands cuffed behind her back. The great-grandmother …

Hoosiers Rally to Get Out the Vote and Raise the Wage

Gubernatorial Candidate John Gregg Addresses Crowd Concerned with Lost Jobs, Low Wages, and Attacks on Union Rights GARY—Fed up with a minimum wage of just $7.25/hour and corporate attacks on local jobs and union rights, scores of Hoosiers rallied on …

At Chicago Fight for $15 Convention, Nursing Home Leader Carl Sims On What He Would Do with McDonald’s $368M Unfair Tax Subsidies

(May 12, 2016) — Our nursing home leader, Carl Sims, was invited to speak at the Chicago Fight for $15 convention in Logan Square. Carl gave an exceptional speech about why he’s fighting for $15 an hour for nursing home assistants …

Community Prayer Vigil Calls Out Loretto Hospital’s Management for Silencing Workers, Creating a Hostile Workplace

(May 17th, 2016, Chicago) –– At our prayer vigil at Loretto Hospital, former nurses, CNAs, and front line hospital workers who were fired or forced to resign by management, joined with faith and community leaders – as well as with …

Rauner Interrupted: Personal Assistants & People with Disabilities Confront Governor Rauner in Springfield About Overtime Policy

In case you missed it, Personal Assistants and people with disabilities had a HUGE week!  On Wednesday, SEIU Healthcare Executive Board member and Personal Assistant Ginger Grant from Charleston, IL, joined a panel of advocates, caregivers, and people with disabilities to …

WATCH VIDEO: In Kansas City, Truman Medical Center and Encompass Workers Join the “Fight for $15” Movement

Healthcare Workers Fight for $15 and 15% Across the Board Raises In Contract Negotiations, and Continue Their Strong Solidarity for Striking Fast-Food Workers   Contacts:  lenny.jones@seiuhcks.org (Kansas City, MO) – On April 14th, the international “day of action” for the …

Community Leaders Kick Off Fight for $15 and 15% Campaign with Healthcare Workers at St. Louis University Hospital

Ahead of Bargaining a New Contract, Community Allies commit their Support for SLUH Workers and Other Healthcare Workers in their Fight for Better Wages, and to Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce to Improve Quality Care for All Families   Contact: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org (January 12, …

Hospital Workers Join the Fight to Raise Standards for Workers and Demand a Wage Floor of $15 an Hour!

TAKE ACTION: Share this graphic to support our hospital workers in their #FightFor15   (November 10th, 2015, Chicago) — Hospital and healthcare workers joined the growing movement to #FightFor15 to demand economic justice for working people and our families! All …

Chicago Home Care Worker Alantris Muhammad Featured in New Alliance for Justice Documentary

America’s economy has swung out of balance. It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. Everyday Americans are working more than ever before. Our work has created record wealth for an economic recovery that’s been everywhere but ordinary …

Child Care Provider Adriene Jones Speaks Out at Springfield DHS Hearing

Springfield child care provider Adriene Jones spoke out at the DHS hearing on rules before JCAR Tuesday, October 6, sharing her perspective about the devastating impact that Governor Rauner’s eligibility changes have had on her business and the families she …

Chante Morrison: We have a child care crisis in Illinois. It’s happening right now.

Chante Morrison, Galesburg mother of two, gave the following testimony in front of the DHS hearing on rules before JCAR today: Hello my name is Chante Morrison and I’m from Galesburg, Illinois. I appreciate the opportunity to voice my opposition …