Leaders in Action

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 …

Home Care Workers Speak Out in Support of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Legislation

(September 9th, 2015, Springfield) — A statewide coalition of advocates — including home care workers, seniors and adults with disabilities — converged at the State Capitol today to hold a press conference urging lawmakers to pass the Domestic Workers Bill …

Kicking People While They’re Down: DHS Hearing on Drastic Rauner Rules Changes to Deny Benefits to the Needy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 CHICAGO-Drastic rules changes the Rauner administration is proposing to tear apart the Illinois social safety net and make it easier to exclude the needy from a wide range of essential benefits, including food …

St. Louis Workers Keep Pressure on Local Lawmakers for Minimum Wage Increase

Workers Gather, Call on Lewis Reed and Board of Alderman to Hold Resumed Session, Pass Minimum Wage Increase March From McDonald’s to City Hall Symbolize Movement to Raise Wages’ Progress in Missouri St. Louis, MO- Low wage workers in the health …

Why are low-income parents and children being targeted by our governor?

On Wednesday morning, State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) introduced a bill that would roll back Gov. Bruce Rauner’s draconian new eligibility requirements to the Child Care Assistance Program that have denied 90% of applicants since July 1st. Shannon Norris, a …

Illinois Times: Child care cuts threaten families on the edge

From the Illinois Times: by Patrick Yeagle Chandra Ankoor of Springfield gets three or four hours of sleep a night, seven days a week. She’s not sure how much longer she can keep that up, but she does it for …

Springfield ABC: Child Care Providers Pressure Gov Rauner to Get Paid, Centers Held Hostage

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Forbes: Child Care Providers Demand $15-An-Hour Pay

  From Forbes: by Anna Bahney As the Fight for $15, the movement to secure a $15-dollar an hour wage for employees, gains momentum, child care providers are becoming more vocal about working toward the goal. Calling our child care …