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.

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 …

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 …