Nursing Homes

More than 10,000 nursing home workers are united in SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana for a stronger voice on the job and in our communities.
Since 2004, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana nursing home workers have been growing and involving member leaders, recruiting member organizers and building member bargaining committees that have won some of the biggest contract victories for nursing home workers in the country. In 2010, Illinois nursing home workers were a strong voice for passing new nursing home reform laws that will mean a safer environment for nursing home residents and workers.
These victories paved the way to unite even more workers. In the past two years, nearly 2,000 new nursing home health care workers have joined SEIU — making our voice for working families even stronger.

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 …

Guest Column St. Louis Post-Dispatch: I’m standing with striking nursing home workers — and you should, too

(We are pleased to post this guest column by State Representative Bruce Franks Jr. in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today, December 13th, 2017 about our workers on strike at Christian Care Nursing Home in Ferguson. Representative Franks lives his values, …

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 …

Rep. Bruce Franks and Faith Leaders Join Striking Workers, Connect Strikers’ Fight with Black Lives Matter 

Rep. Franks and Workers Demand that Management Recognize the Rights–and Value–of African-American Workforce   FERGUSON, MO —  As the Christian Care Home strike entered its sixth day, workers on the picket line were joined Thursday night by State Representative Bruce Franks, a vocal …

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 …

Healthcare Workers and Loyola Graduate Students Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Scam

Watch Videos Below — Healthcare Workers Call On Billionaire Governor Bruce Rauner to Speak Out Against Trump’s Tax Bill, and Urge Illinois’ Republican Delegation, Such as Congressman Peter Roskam, to Oppose the Legislation (December 6th, 2017, Chicago, IL) – President …

Rep. Bruce Franks to Join Striking Workers to Connect Strikers’ Fight with Black Lives Matter

Rep. Franks and Workers to Demand that Management Recognize the Rights –and Value– of African-American Workforce  FERGUSON, MO —  As the Christian Care Home strike enters its sixth day, workers on the picket line will be joined tonight at 5PM by State Representative Bruce Franks, a vocal …

Students & Healthcare Workers to Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Plan

Chicago, IL – Trump’s tax plan is speeding through Congress. If enacted, Illinois families will lose their healthcare and graduate students would be forced to drop out of college in order to give huge tax cuts to the rich.  The …

Grand Manor SEIU Members Approve New Contract

Congratulations to SEIU members at Grand Manor Nursing & Rehab in St. Louis on ratifying their new contract! The bargaining team (pictured above) fought hard to bring a strong new agreement to coworkers for approval and here’s a few highlights of what …

Christian Care Home Stays Open Thanks to SEIU Members Stepping Up!

The committee immediately postponed bargaining to do whatever was needed to get the facility to pass inspection. “We gave them suggestions on how the home could do a better job, like updating all of the care plans,” said bargaining team …

New Contract Ratified at Garrison Care in St. Louis

Garrison SEIU members recently settled a new contract with management after tense negotiations. Workers were ready to do whatever it would take to win the contract they deserved, voting unanimously to authorize a strike if needed. In the end, workers …

Mary Ryder Home SEIU Members Reach New Agreement

SEIU members at Mary Ryder Home just wrapped up bargaining over their new agreement and won significant improvements. Workers stuck together and took action to win – circulating petitions and even delivering black roses to management. Employees who were impacted …

SEIU Healthcare Missouri Members Keeping the Pressure on to Save the Raise

SEIU members across the city of St. Louis have turned up the pressure in recent weeks in hopes of convincing employers to do the right thing and maintain the $10/hour city minimum wage increase, which lawmakers and Governor Greitens are …

Raise Up Missouri Coalition Announces Grassroots Effort to Raise Missouri’s Minimum Wage to $12

On August 8, dozens of signature-gathering volunteers and working people with the Raise Up Missouri Coalition, joined by Representative Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City), kicked off a major grassroots campaign to raise Missouri’s minimum wage that would impact hundreds of thousands …

SEIU Members at Garrison Unanimously Vote to Send Strike Notice If Necessary

The SEIU bargaining team at Garrison has put up a strong fight at the negotiations table, but management clearly has no respect for the work frontline workers do day in and day out. Their insulting proposals, which include no raises …

St. Louis SEIU Members Help Launch ‘Save the Raise’ Campaign with Community Allies

On August 28, the Missouri preemption law that Governor Greitens signed will go into effect, nullifying the St. Louis minimum wage increase and lowering the minimum wage in the city from its current $10/hr. back to $7.70/hr. In response, SEIU …

BREAKING: Senate Follows House in Passing Historic $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Truest, Best, Fastest Way to Help MILLIONS of Illinois Workers; Gov. Rauner MUST SIGN NOW  SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following passage tonight in the Senate of Senate Bill 81, legislation to raise the …

IL Nursing Home Workers Ratify Historic Three-Year Contract

97% of Workers Voted in favor of contract that increases wages, provides safer staffing levels Agreement comes as 5,000 caregivers were prepared to wage largest nursing home strike in U.S. history CHICAGO –  Nursing home workers represented by SEIU Healthcare …