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.

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 …

Victory at the Bargaining Table

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Strike Averted As Nursing Home Workers Reach Tentative Agreement With Nursing Home Owners

5,000 caregivers put themselves on the line for good jobs and quality care As nursing home workers and owners reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, released the following statement: Nursing home …

BREAKING: STRIKE AVERTED AS NURSING HOME WORKERS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH NURSING HOME OWNERS

5,000 Caregivers Had Prepared to Go on Strike for Good Jobs and Quality Care Nursing home workers have reached a tentative agreement with nursing home owners for a three-year contract, averting the largest nursing home strike in history. Through this …

Nursing Home Strike Locations

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Over 5,000 Chicagoland Nursing Home Workers Announce Strike for Fair Wages, Patient Care

Largest Nursing Home Strike in U.S. History to Begin Thursday May 4th; Workers Across 57 Homes Have Been Without Contract for Over a Year Pledge Your Support For Chicagoland Nursing Workers On Strike CHICAGO — Representatives of more than 5,000 …

BREAKING: Missouri Supreme Court Clears Way for St. Louis Minimum Wage Implementation

St. Louis Workers Thank Mayor Krewson for Championing Full and Immediate Implementation of City Minimum Wage Law Missouri Supreme Court Rejected Last-Ditch Legal Attack on St. Louis City Minimum Wage Increase ST. LOUIS — St. Louis workers are celebrating Tuesday’s …

Nursing Home Protest Media Roundup

On Friday, over a thousand nursing home workers protested at 11 facilities throughout Chicagoland for good jobs, safe staffing, and improved patient care. Check out the news coverage below. Additional background is here. CHICAGO  WMAQ-CHI (NBC) — NBC 5 News @10PM: …

Over a Thousand Nursing Home Workers Protest at 11 Facilities in Chicagoland

 As Nursing Homes Come Under Fire For Illegally Discharging Patients…Workers call for good jobs, safe staffing, and improved patient care CHICAGO— As Illinois nursing home owners come under heightened scrutiny for improper patient discharges and inadequate staffing care, more than …

Nursing Home Workers to Protest 11 Facilities in Chicagoland and Beyond

CHICAGO— As Illinois nursing home owners come under heightened scrutiny for improper patient discharges and inadequate staffing care, nursing home workers will picket at 11 nursing homes in the Chicago area on Friday, including Alden Wentworth on the South Side …

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 …