Political Action

Watch Full Press Conference of Hospital Workers Outside of Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Downtown Office, Demanding Millionaire CEOs Live On $13 an Hour

(See our press release from our press conference — as well as individual speeches from our action below).   Check Out Our Round-Up Video Protesting the Illinois Hospital Association: Hospital Workers Challenge CEOs to Live on $13 an Hour ______________________________________ …

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 …

Press Release: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Testifies to Legislative Hospital Transformation Committee

Hospital Workers Release New Proposed Rules Saying Federal Medicaid Dollars Must Go to Safety Net Hospitals First Over Rich and Corporate Health Systems  CONTACT: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (December 6th, 2018, Chicago) – Hospital workers from SEIU Healthcare Illinois attended the Hospital Transformation …

Watch Video of Press Conference: Hospital Workers Fight Illinois Hospital Association to Protect Safety Net Hospitals

SCROLL BELOW TO WATCH VIDEOS OF OUR PRESS CONFERENCE (November 13th, 2018, Springfield, IL) — Hospital workers held a press conference inside the Capitol Rotunda to call on state lawmakers to publicly support and invest in safety net and critical care …

Statement: Governor Rauner’s Historic Defeat Along With the Election of Working Family Candidates Up and Down the Ballot Paves the Way for a Bold and Progressive Agenda in Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7th, 2018 CONTACT: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org 773.703.0583   CHICAGO – Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana issued the following statement in response to tonight’s election results: “Voters in Illinois soundly rejected Bruce Rauner and the Republican …

Press Release: With Kwame Raoul We Have an Advocate as Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 6, 2018 CONTACT: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org 773.703.0583 CHICAGO—The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley in response to tonight’s election results: “In Kwame Raoul, Illinois voters have elected a fighter who will hold elected …

Press Release: Working Families Speak Loudly With Election of JB Pritzker as Governor of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 CONTACT: James.Muhammad@seiuhcil.org 773.703.0583 CHICAGO—The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley in response to tonight’s election results: “Voters in Illinois spoke loudly and clearly tonight with the election of …

Election Day is Tues Nov 6th

Polls are open in IL from 6 AM to 7PM on Tuesday. Early voting is available from now until Election Day. SEIU Voter Guide – WHEN, WHERE, & WHO If you’re already registered, the SEIU HCII Voter Guide is the only …

IL Voters’ Rights – 5 Things You Should Know

Here are five things you should know before you go to the polls. 1) Right to Vote Free From Intimidation Voters have the right to vote (and wait in line to vote) without anyone intimidating them, and electioneering or attempts …

It’s Not to Late to Register to Vote in IL

While the deadline to register online has past, you can still register to vote in person via “grace period” voter registration through Monday, November 5th and can even register to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th. What to Bring The …

SEIU HCII Backs Kwame Raoul for Attorney General – #HCIIVotes

SEIU HCII is strongly supporting Kwame Raoul for Attorney General because Kwame has a proven record that shows he’s always been on the right side of the issues that matter most to our members. Raoul is the child of immigrants …

Tichina Haywood Gives Passionate Speech at “Women’s March to the Polls” Rally in Chicago

(October 13th, 2018, Chicago) –– Tichina Haywood, a CNA at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, and a single Mom, told her personal story trying to live on $12.67 an hour at the “March to the Polls” rally in front of …

#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 …

At Polling Briefing About the Hospital Industry’s Anti-Worker Agenda, Kim Smith, from Northwestern Says Hospitals Forgot Who They Are and Who They’re Supposed to Serve!

(September 6th, 2018, Chicago) — Kim Smith, a patient care tech at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Vice-Chair of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana’s Executive Board, gave a forceful statement following a polling briefing about the hospital industry’s anti-worker agenda. Are …

Press Release: HCII Responds After Chicago Sun-Times Reports that the Hospital Industry Pays Nearly 30,000 Workers Poverty Level Wages

New Report From Researchers at the University of Illinois on the Hospital Industry Reveal that Nearly 30,000 “Hospital Service Workers” in Illinois Make Under $15 an Hour, and 22,000 Of Which Make Under $13 an Hour Despite a Booming Healthcare …

Press Release: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Responds to President Trump’s Decision to Freeze Wages for VA Hospital Workers and Federal Civil Servants

While President Trump Gives Billions of Dollars in Tax Cuts to Billionaires and the Ultra Rich Trump Continues His Attacks Against Federal Workers and Unions For Immediate Release Contact: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (August 31st, 2018, Chicago) – As part of negotiating and …

Press Release: VA Hospital Workers Respond to News After a Federal Court Strikes Down President Trump’s Executive Orders Aimed Against Federal Unions

Hines VA Stewards Say the Ability to Use “Official Time” Is an Essential Tool to Enforce Union Contracts, Resolve Grievances, and Hold Management Accountable For Immediate Release Contact: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (August 25th, 2018, Chicago) – A federal district judge from D.C. …

Hines VA Hospital Workers Organize Rally Against Trump Administration’s Executive Orders Against Federal Workers

Scroll below to watch videos from our rally and speak out! (August 21st, 2018, Hines, Illinois) — Stewards at Hines VA hospital organized a rally and speak out with workers and coalition partners from AFGE Local 781 and the “Right …

Why Does the Illinois Hospital Association Care More About the Industry’s Profits Over Protecting Women from Rape and Sexual Assault?

IHA’s Opposition to Requiring Hospitals to Have Trained Nurses to Treat Rape Victims Called “Offensive and Repulsive” CONTACT:  scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (August 18, 2018, Chicago) – Last week Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation to require Illinois hospitals to have trained nurses available …

Press Release: Governor Rauner’s Administration Is Ultimately Responsible for South Shore Hospital’s Funding Crisis as August 1st Deadline Approaches

Lower Funding to Safety Net Hospitals Is a Direct Result of the Illinois Hospital Association’s Agenda to Give More Federal Medicaid Dollars to Rich and Corporate Healthcare Systems and Starve Hospitals that Serve Communities of Color CONTACT:  scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (July 27th, …