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.

Press Release: SEIU Healthcare Applauds Senate Passage of Nursing Homes Safe Staffing Bill to Protect Seniors and Healthcare Workers

After State Lawmakers Passed Legislation in 2010 to Stop Short Staffing, New Enforcement Bill, SB 1510, Sponsored by Senator Collins, Aims to Hold Nursing Home Industry Accountable on Staffing Ratios (April 10th, 2019, Springfield, Illinois) – Illinois Senators passed SB …

Press Release: Nursing Home Workers Rally at the State Capitol to Stop Short Staffing and Demand Accountability of Nursing Home Industry

Workers Along with AARP Illinois Push New Enforcement Bill, SB 1510, to Address Short Staffing Crisis Nursing Home Workers Rally in Springfield to Stop Short Staffing   (April 3rd, 2019, Springfield, IL) – Nursing home workers rallied at the Capitol …

Nursing Home Leader, George White, Testifies to Senate Insurance Committee in Support of SB 650, a Bill to Stop Dialysis Industry’s Profiteering

(March 27th, 2019, Springfield, IL) — George White, a dialysis patient and nursing home leader within our Union, traveled to Springfield to testify in front of the Senate Insurance Committee. Below is his testimony. George White Testimony in Support of …

Nursing Home Enforcement Bill Passes Senate Human Services; SEIU Healthcare Applauds

SPRINGFIELD—Members of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, which represents 92,000 caregivers in the nursing home, hospital, home care and child care industries, applaud the members of the Illinois Senate Human Services Committee for their prompt passage of SB1510 which would add much-needed …

Hard Work Pays Off at Heritage Care Center

A challenging contract fight at Heritage Care Center required hard work and determination, but members rose to the occasion and ultimately won a strong new agreement. Negotiations lasted more than one year and management engaged in regressive bargaining that led …

Victory After a 3-Year Battle: Bria of Cahokia Members Approve New Contract

SEIU members at Bria of Cahokia nursing home stuck together to see a hard-fought victory through earlier this year. Following three years of negotiations, workers approved a new agreement that includes raising wages by as much as 30% of the …

We just made history in Illinois

This victory has been 7 years in the making and we should be proud of our work in getting this accomplished. But we’re not done! We’re going to continue to fight for better contracts with higher wages! Hi fellow SEIU member, …

Victory for Striking Workers Wrongfully Locked Out at Mado Buena Park

Following Management’s Unlawful Lockout, Certified Nursing Assistants Win a Fair Contract CHICAGO, IL—Following their wrongfully being locked out by management in an attempt at union busting, eight certified nursing assistants at Mado Buena Park have won a strong and fair …

Day 2: Faith Leaders to Join Striking Mado Buena Park Workers to Show Solidarity

Religious Leaders to Conduct Prayer Vigil Calling for Justice for Mental Health Facility Workers Facing Unfair Labor Practices and Lack of Access to Affordable Healthcare CHICAGO, IL—After launching an unfair labor practice strike early yesterday morning, the certified nursing assistants …

Mado Buena Park Workers Joined by Charter School, City Colleges Workers–and Toni Preckwinkle–in Launching Wave of Strikes

Mental Health Facility Workers Launch Unfair Labor Practice Strike Kicking Off a Wave of Strikes in Chicago Mayoral Candidate Preckwinkle and Charter School Workers Celebrate MLK’s Legacy by Walking the Picket Line with Mado Buena Park Strikers CHICAGO, IL—Fifty years …

SEIU Healthcare’s Statement on Inauguration of J.B. Pritzker

As Illinois welcomes a new governor with the inauguration of J.B. Pritzker, SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released this statement: SEIU Healthcare Illinois members are excited to welcome J.B. Pritzker as Illinois’ new governor. Our members, and all working …

Infinity Nursing Home Workers Win “Best Contract Ever”

In December, staff at Infinity nursing homes won what one worker described as the “best contract ever.” Find out what Charlotte, Allen, and their co-workers won and how they did it. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Year Beginning Membership Meetings are Around the Corner!

WE’RE ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN 2019!  ¡Planificación para promover la fuerza en 2019! We’ll celebrate our 2018 victories and triumphs and make plans to build power for working people in 2019. Celebraremos nuestras victorias y triunfos de 2018, y haremos …

SEIU Healthcare IL endorses Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago Mayor

Joins Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Local 73 in joint endorsement press conference for city’s next chief executive CHICAGO (Dec. 6, 2018)–Leaders of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, SEIU Local 73 and the Chicago Teachers Union announced today their joint endorsement of Toni …

Christian Care Home Closure to Inflict More Suffering on Dedicated Caregivers Who Invested Years in the Troubled Facility

Now It’s Time for the State to Do Right by Workers  St. Louis – With news of the impending closure of Christian Care Home in Ferguson, MO, SEIU Healthcare Missouri Director Lenny Jones and State Representative Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, …

Greg Kelley Named to Gov-Elect Pritzker’s Healthy Children and Families Committee

Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the Healthy Children and Families Committee of the transition team, which included SEIU HCIIMK President Greg Kelley. The committee is the third of several working groups of the transition made …

600 Energized SEIU Members from across Illinois Rally in Chicago, March to the Polls with JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton, Kwame Raoul, Dick Durbin and Michael Frerichs as Early Voting Kicks into High Gear

  Illinois working families know they can count on Pritzker, Stratton and Raoul to Lead on Union Expansion and a $15 Statewide Minimum Wage CHICAGO – With the Dunbar High School marching band and banda musicians in tow, more than …

Northview Village SEIU Members Win Big Thanks to Direct Action

When management at Northview Village proposed to switch insurance plans for front line workers to a plan that was not even ACA compliant, SEIU members didn’t just get mad – we took direct action! Organizing several marches on the boss and circulating …

Mary, Queen and Mother Nursing Home Workers Win Respect for Seniority

150 front line nursing home workers at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis stood up for their seniority and demanded respect. Despite years of service to the Center, many long-term employees were making less than new employees hired …

#HCIIVotes for JB Pritzker

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton are the right team to lead Illinois and send Governor Bruce Rauner packing. Learn where JB and Rauner Stand on the Issues Details on JB and Rauner’s records Learn how and where to vote About …