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.

Leader Profile: Lynnette Jones is “patient” when it comes to working as a nursing home cook and being a parent. But poverty wages? Not so much.

(February 6th, 2020) — Cooking lunch or dinner for 140 nursing home residents and seniors doesn’t intimidate Lynnette Jones one bit. She knows her way around a kitchen. She’s been cooking since she was 18-years-old. Lynnette has worked as a …

Nursing Home Leaders Issue Clear and Direct Message to Nursing Home Industry: “End Poverty Wages Now!”

(Feb. 1st, 2020, Chicago) — Nursing home leaders issued a clear and direct message to the nursing home industry: “end poverty wages now!” Our nursing home association master contract expires April 30th of this year.  Bargaining dates are still being …

SEIU Members at Rancho Manor in Florissant Approve New Contract

Congratulations to nursing home workers at Rancho Manor in Florissant, Missouri who recently voted YES to ratify their new contract. Steward and bargaining team member Michael Gibson (pictured above, far left) says that unity went a long way in this …

At Nursing Homes Bargaining Training, Our Organizer, Lakesia Collins, Candidate for State Rep, Says Workers Need a Voice in Springfield!

(January 18, 2020, Chicago) — Nursing home workers and member leaders attended our bargaining training to prepare for our master association contract campaign. Our nursing home contract ends on April 30th. 2020, and nursing home leaders are organizing our shops …

Leader Profile: Dorey Norwood, Oak Park Oasis Nursing Home: “My union fought to win my job back which is why I’ll never quit SEIU Healthcare!”

Dorey Norwood was fired three times because she was a leader in our union and a steward at Oak Park Oasis nursing home. But each time our union fought for and won her job back. The worst was when she …

Leader Profile: Terri Johnson Says Working to Elect Nursing Home Organizer Lakesia Collins as State Rep. Is an Exciting Opportunity Not to Be Missed!

Terri Johnson, a dietary aide at Mayfield Care Center Nursing Home for almost eight years, is taking on one of her most exciting and challenging roles: she’s an intern and the right hand for our very own senior organizer, Lakesia …

Save the Date: 2020 Year Beginning Membership Meetings

With the holidays behind us, we’re gearing up to kickoff 2020 and we hope you will join us at one of our year beginning membership meetings. The meetings are happening across Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri and every SEIU Healthcare member is …

We Won $15 for the City of Chicago!

Last week the Chicago City Council made history by approving a new minimum wage ordinance that will set Chicago workers on a path to earn $15 per hour by July 2021!   The last minimum wage ordinance in Chicago was …

Missouri Member Spotlight: Ashley Mosley

Ashley Mosley has over 12 years of experience on the job at Crestwood Health Care Center in Florissant, MO, and she keeps busy both on and off the job through her union. Mosley helped to organize her coworkers a little over four years ago …

Victory Alert: Mary Ryder Home SEIU Members Approve New Contract

The nursing home workers at Mary Ryder Home recently celebrated winning a new contract that includes guaranteed raises and bonuses every year of the three-year agreement. This was a big step forward for workers because previously negotiations took place each year for a new contract. With …

Victory at Delhaven Manor

August brought another Missouri nursing home victory, this time at Delhaven Manor. Following several negotiation sessions, bargaining team members reached a tentative agreement that coworkers voted to approve. Workers saw a number of improvements secured, including: A progressive discipline policy …

BREAKING: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Responds to ICE Activity in Chicago-Area Nursing Homes

(Click here for resources to “Know Your Rights”). (July 17, 2019 CHICAGO)—SEIU Healthcare learned that, yesterday, three separate long-term care facilities on the outskirts of Greater Chicago were visited by ICE agents conducting audits of worker I-9 documentation. “We condemn …

Ultima Hora: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Responde a Actividades de Agentes de ICE en Asilos de Ancianos en el Área de Chicago

(Haga clic aqui para recursos de conozca sus derecos). Para Publicación Inmediata 17 de julio de 2019 CHICAGO—El día de ayer, SEIU Healthcare supo que agentes de ICE visitaron tres centros de cuidados a largo plazo en el área de …

¡CONOCE TUS DERECHOS! ¡Al comenzar las redadas de ICE e inmigración, Debemos Proteger a las Familias y los Trabajadores!

(Click here for English version). No importa quien está de presidente, cualquier persona viviendo en los Estados Unidos tiene ciertos derechos básicos establecidos en la constitución norteamericana, incluyendo derechos para inmigrantes indocumentados Si agentes de ICE se presentan en su …

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! As ICE and Immigration Raids Commence, We Must Protect Families and Workers!

(Click here for Spanish version). No matter who is President, everyone living in the US has certain basic rights under the US Constitution, including undocumented people. If ICE comes to your workplace, you have the right to remain silent and …

SEIU #HCIIMK10For10

Updated 08/01/19 Over the past 10 years, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas members have fought numerous battles to build a better world both in our workplaces and in our communities. Over the next few weeks we’ll unveil 10 videos that …

The Minimum Wage in Chicago & Cook County is Going Up July 1, 2019!

We marched. We rallied. We shared our stories. We took direct action. And we won higher wages across Chicago and Cook County! On July 1, 2019 the minimum wage will increase in Chicago and in Cook County. -Chicago minimum wage …

Raise Chicago Ordinance Would Boost Wages for 400,000 Chicagoans

Aldermen, Workers, Labor Organizations, and Community Groups Urge an Increase of Minimum Wage to $15 by 2021 CHICAGO – Led by Ald. Sophia King, workers, labor groups, and community advocates came together today to urge the passage of the Raise …

What SEIU Members Achieved this Legislative Session in Illinois

Sunday marked the end of this spring’s legislative session in Illinois and it was a whirlwind of progress and victories for SEIU Healthcare members! Home care, child care, nursing home, and hospital members stepped up and got involved like never before, …

Press Release: Nursing Home Workers and Seniors Claim Historic Victory as General Assembly Passes Tough Enforcement Law to Stop Short Staffing

After State Lawmakers Passed Short Staffing Legislation in 2010 that Was Never Properly Enforced, Nursing Home Workers and AARP Illinois Partnered Together to Push Lawmakers to Hold the Nursing Home Industry Accountable Contact: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 2nd, 2019, Chicago) – Nursing …