Political Action

Victory for West Chicago Working Families as Brandon Johnson is Democratic Nominee for Cook County Commissioner Seat!

CHICAGO–The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Gregory Kelley regarding the Primary Election night victory of Brandon Johnson to represent the Democratic Party in the November race for 1st District Cook County Commissioner: “We are happy that …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Issues Statement After Gov. Rauner Signs New Hospital Assessment and Medicaid Funding Formula Into Law

Press Release  (March 13, 2018, Chicago) – SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, the union that represents several safety net hospitals in Chicago and East St. Louis, issued a statement after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the new hospital assessment and federal Medicaid …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Issues Statement On Passage of New Hospital Assessment and Medicaid Funding Formula

(February 28, 2018, Chicago) – SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, the union that represents several safety net hospitals in Chicago and East St. Louis, responded to the passage of the new hospital assessment and federal Medicaid funding formula by the House …

Bill to Create New Benefit for Long-Term Care in Illinois Announced

Sen. Biss, Rep. Welch & Advocates Call For Visionary Action in Face of Aging Population to Ensure Illinois Parents and Grandparents Can Remain in Their Homes SPRINGFIELD-Sponsors of new legislation to address the accelerating crisis of parents and grandparents unable …

Watch Video From State Capitol Press Conf: Hospital Workers Call On Illinois Hospital Assoc. to Protect Funding for Safety Nets

Watch our incredible news coverage from a legislative hearing and rally at the State Capitol on January 30th, 2018. Safety net hospital workers are fighting back against the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) proposed new hospital assessment and Medicaid funding formula …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Launches Radio, Print Ads to Protect Funding for Safety Net Hospitals

(January 25th, 2018, Chicago) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois launched radio ads in Chicago and East St. Louis media markets today following a full page ad in the Springfield Journal Register on January 23rd. Radio Ad: Protect Roseland Hospital, South Side of …

At Roseland Hospital, Workers and CEOs Call on State Lawmakers to Demand the Illinois Hospital Association Provide More Money to Safety Nets Or Kill the Assessment Bill

(See videos of speeches from our press conference at Roseland Hospital below).  (January, 18th, 2018, Chicago) –Safety net hospital workers from across Illinois held a press conference at Roseland Hospital to call on Gov. Rauner’s administration at the Illinois Department …

Guest Column St. Louis Post-Dispatch: I’m standing with striking nursing home workers — and you should, too

(We are pleased to post this guest column by State Representative Bruce Franks Jr. in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today, December 13th, 2017 about our workers on strike at Christian Care Nursing Home in Ferguson. Representative Franks lives his values, …

Member Spotlight: Nursing Home Worker, Lashanda Dixon, DARES Gov. Rauner and Congressman Roskam to Explain Republican Tax Scam to the Faces of Working Families

(December 6th, 2017) — Read the full text of Lashanda Dixon’s speech outside of Loyola University in Chicago about the Republican “tax scam” which will slash Medicaid and Medicare funding for working working families and seniors. Lashanda works at Alden …

Healthcare Workers and Loyola Graduate Students Demand GOP Reject Trump’s Tax Scam

Watch Videos Below — Healthcare Workers Call On Billionaire Governor Bruce Rauner to Speak Out Against Trump’s Tax Bill, and Urge Illinois’ Republican Delegation, Such as Congressman Peter Roskam, to Oppose the Legislation (December 6th, 2017, Chicago, IL) – President …

Hospital Workers and State Lawmakers Rally in Support of Protecting Safety Net Hospitals

(Scroll below to see videos and speeches from the rally and press event). (October 25th, 2017, Springfield, IL) — Hospital workers gathered in the Rotunda of the State Capitol with state lawmakers to hold a press event and rally about …

Watch Press Conf: Veterans & Jesse Brown VA Hospital Workers Sound the Alarm, Call For Immediate Filling of 49,000 Job Vacancies Nationwide

SEE VIDEO CLIPS OF OUR PRESS CONF BELOW (September 20th, 2017) — SEIU Healthcare Illinois’ President, Greg Kelley, rallied with fellow union leaders with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), veterans and hospital workers at Jesse Brown VA Medical …

Pritzker “Walks A Day” in Shoes of Child Care Worker Who Would Benefit from $15 Wage

Urges Rauner: “Sign the Bill” & Pledges to Protect Child Care in Illinois CHICAGO-Surrounded by children enrolled in the state’s badly-damaged Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker “walked a day” in the shoes of a low-wage child …

Do Your Job, Save Healthcare Protest Draws Lots of Press Coverage

HCII members joined over a dozen organizations to protest Governor Rauner and the IL GOP at a fundraiser in Rosemont last night. We told Rauner to do his job and stand up against the GOP healthcare bill. We were thrilled …

BREAKING: Historic Victory as $15 Bill Wins in House; On To Senate

2.3 MILLION Workers are Closer to a Raise  SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following passage today in the Illinois House of Representatives of Senate Bill 81, to raise the minimum wage to $15 by …

BREAKING: Millions of Illinoisans at Risk After ACA Repeal Vote; Costly and Deadly Disaster as Gov. Rauner, Illinois GOP Putting Medicaid Under Knife

Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following the House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act: “The repeal of the Affordable Care Act represents a costly and deadly disaster for Illinois, especially the nearly 3 …

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 …

Hospital Workers Urge Congress Not to Take Away Affordable Healthcare from Millions of American Families – #WhatsYourPlan

During Congressional Recess, Advocates Across the Country Ask “What’s Your Plan” to House Republicans and Trump Administration as Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Heat Up  (Watch video from rally below – or click here to see press coverage). Contact: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org, SEIU …

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 …

Hoosiers Rally to Get Out the Vote and Raise the Wage

Gubernatorial Candidate John Gregg Addresses Crowd Concerned with Lost Jobs, Low Wages, and Attacks on Union Rights GARY—Fed up with a minimum wage of just $7.25/hour and corporate attacks on local jobs and union rights, scores of Hoosiers rallied on …