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.

Senator Biss, Representative Welch Join Alzheimer’s Association, Nursing Home Workers and Other Resident Advocates in Call for Solution to Improper Discharges of Long-Term Residents and Chronic Short Staffing

SPRINGFIELD—This week, Senator Daniel Biss joined Representative Chris Welch and multiple advocates of long-term care recipients for a press conference announcing crucial legislation addressing the pressing problems of improper discharges and of woefully insufficient facility staffing levels. Their solution—SB 1624 …

St. Louis Workers Vindicated by Missouri Supreme Court Decision to Uphold City Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis – The following statement was released by Laquita Bowers, an SEIU Healthcare Missouri member and CNA of 12 years at Garrison Care Center, in response to the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the St. Louis minimum wage …

INDIANA ELECTION CENTER

Endorsed Candidates President: Hillary Clinton (D) Governor: John Gregg (D) We encourage our members to look to the Indiana AFL-CIO endorsements for guidance in other races, including U.S. Senate, state legislative districts, and State Superintendent of Schools.   Indiana Voter …

Guest Post from Our Coalition Partners: Immigration Rights Advocates and Faith Leaders Protest Northbrook Nursing Home for Unjustly Terminating 20 Workers

Advocates Demand that Grove of Northbrook Rehire Workers Since It Appears that Workers Were Targeted Based on Race and Ethnicity CONTACT: Tim Bell, ctbell@chicagoworkerscollaborative.org, Executive Director at Chicago Workers Collaborative (November 2nd, 2016) — A broad coalition of immigrant rights …

Workers at Bellefontaine Gardens Nursing & Rehab Vote Unanimously to Ratify New Agreement

On Monday, October 24, nursing home workers at Bellefontaine Gardens cast their ballots to approve their latest contract. The unit approved the agreement unanimously, and the bargaining team that led negotiations was pleased with the results. Workers held their ground, …

Estates of Spanish Lake Nursing Home Workers Vote to Join SEIU Healthcare Missouri

94 CNAs, dietary workers, and housekeeping staff take first step to winning a collective bargaining agreement to improve jobs and care for residents St. Louis – Nursing home workers at Estates of Spanish Lake in St. Louis voted this week …

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 …

Nursing Home Workers Take to the Streets to Fight for $15!

Round-Up of Nursing Home Workers Fighting for $15! (April 14th, 2016) (April 14th, 2014) — Nursing home workers took to our Fight for $15 to the streets as part of the April 14th national day of actions across the country. …

Nursing Homes Leader, Lakesia Collins Speaks at CTU Press Event: “Working Families Share One Struggle for Fundamental Fairness”

(March 24th, 2016, Chicago) —Lakesia Collins, a nursing home member leader, spoke passionately today at the Chicago Teacher Union’s press conference, along with other community groups and labor allies, after CTU announced a statewide day of action and teacher walkout …

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 …

Photos: Roseland rallies against Rauner budget cuts

On Sunday, hundreds of Roseland community residents rallied against Gov. Rauner’s dangerous cuts. Faith and labor leaders, small business owners, elected officials and many more shared their stories of suffering under the Rauner cuts. Here are some highlights:                   …

BREAKING: Cook County Ruling Puts Critical Services Further at Risk

  Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Vice President James Muhammad to a Cook County judge’s ruling today that the State of Illinois cannot pay workers in full without an approved budget: “A principle outcome of today’s ruling …

Quad City Times: Illinois senior aid program may change

From the Quad City Times: SPRINGFIELD — Over the objections of Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups, Gov. Bruce Rauner is moving forward with a plan to limit the number of seniors and disabled people who qualify for state-paid in-home visits. In …

Poll: Voters strongly oppose Rauner’s home care and child care cuts

Overview Our recent survey of 1,051 voters in Illinois shows that there is an overwhelmingly negative reaction to Bruce Rauner’s proposed cuts to state home-care and child- care programs. Opposition to Rauner’s cuts crosses party lines, suggesting that legislators who …

Decatur care providers and lawmakers denounce Rauner budget cuts

Decatur home care and child care workers, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and lawmakers stood together on Monday to denounce the Governor’s deep cuts to vital services. Watch coverage of the rally, courtesy of WCIA CBS 2: Did you like this? Share …

Governor Rauner tries to buy support for service cuts

Governor Bruce Rauner has shown  he’s willing to blame state Democrats for deep service cuts. In fact, this devastating plan is all his. This includes huge cuts to child care and home care and cuts to Medicaid that could shutter community hospitals serving low-income populations. And while …

Seniors rally outside Governor Rauner’s Chicago office to stop cuts to home care services

Community Leaders Demand that Rauner Pass a Responsible and Fair Budget to Avoid a Government Shutdown Chicago – Seniors joined community leaders and working families at a rally today at the State of Illinois Thompson Center to call on Gov. Bruce Rauner …

BREAKING: Rauner’s Unilateral, Devastating Moves Do Not Pass Moral Muster

CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner late Tuesday announced unilateral cuts to a wide array of vital services and programs that working families and seniors depend upon–without waiting for a budget deal to be finalized. The package of cuts Rauner announced included …

Wrapup: Rauner Hurts Women Day of Action

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Working Families and Community Groups Hold Major Rally to Protest Gov. Rauner’s Extreme Budget Cuts

Working families called Gov. Rauner’s budget “cruel” and “irresponsible” Advocates Call for Responsible Revenue Solutions to Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share (February 19th, 2015, Chicago) – Despite record freezing temperatures, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, along with our coalition partners …