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Greg Kelley elected president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri & Kansas

First African American to head the largest local union in the Midwest CHICAGO–SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri and Kansas (HCIIMK) announced today the election of Greg Kelley as president along with executive team members Faith Arnold, Executive Vice President, and …

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 …

“It’s Fearful” As House Bill 198 Goes Before Full House, Stories of Struggle from All Corners of Illinois from Low-Wage Workers

$15 Minimum Wage Seen as Help to Imperiled Local Economies After a two—day press tour with the legislation’s sponsor, Rep. Will Guzzardi, stories were pouring in from throughout the state from workers who are struggling to make ends meet as …

$15 Minimum Wage Statewide Tour to Highlight HB 198 Benefit to Local Communities & New Analysis; Budget Fix

Carbondale, Champaign, Peoria, Springfield, East St. Louis Among Stops MEDIA ADVISORY: April 19, 20 SPRINGFIELD-As House Bill 198 goes to vote in the full House of Representatives, a statewide press tour will highlight the benefits of a raise in the …

BREAKING-Rauner Opposition to Wage Increase Reflects Desire for Cheap Labor Economy

House Bill 198 Gaining Momentum in Illinois CHICAGO-Following is the response of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Communications Director James Muhammad to news that Gov. Bruce Rauner today voiced opposition to raising the Illinois wage floor, even as momentum grows to raise …

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 …

BREAKING-ICE Shooting and Sessions’ Comments Make Clearer Than Ever: Illinois Must Be a Sanctuary State

Gov. Rauner Must Stand Up to GOP Persecution of Immigrants; HB 3099 Deserves Support CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Executive Vice President Greg Kelley in response to threats to sanctuary status for Chicago by Attorney General Jeff …

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 …

BREAKING: Partisan JCAR Vote Approves Dangerous DHS Overtime Policy Despite Outcry from Stakeholders

Thousands of People with Disabilities and Caregivers Face Uncertain Future under Inflexible Policy that Undermines Consumer Control & Federal Overtime Laws Springfield – In a vote along party lines, republican members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted …

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 …

SEIU Healthcare Endorses Keith Ellison for Chair of Democratic National Committee

The following statement is by Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas: On behalf of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana Missouri Kansas, I give my unqualified and enthusiastic support for Keith Ellison as the next chair of the …

Healthcare Workers Slam Governor’s Signature of Anti-Worker Law Written by ALEC Corporate Front Group

St. Louis University Hospital worker: “This law will drive down wages and benefits even further in Missouri.” Caprice Nevils, SEIU Healthcare Missouri Executive Board Member and Care Partner at St. Louis University Hospital, released the following statement today regarding Gov. …

Missouri Healthcare Workers Condemn Legislature’s Vote to Send So-Called “Right-to-Work” to Governor’s Desk

SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, and hospital workers, members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri, condemned the Missouri General Assembly today for sending so-called ‘right to work’ legislation to the Governor’s desk despite bipartisan opposition. “If Governor Greitens signs this …

BREAKING: Healthcare workers condemn Senate vote to lower wages for Missouri’s working families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Healthcare workers condemn Senate vote to lower wages for Missouri’s working families SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, and hospital workers who are members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri condemned today’s vote in the Missouri Senate to …

Rauner shows disregard for child care providers, families

Following is the response from Faith Arnold, SEIU Healthcare Illinois executive board member, vice chair, child care division on Governor Bruce Rauner’s comments on child care in Illinois: “Bruce Rauner’s insensitive characterization of the state of child care in Illinois shows …

Hundreds Take Over Streeterville Intersection as Momentum Builds for Hospital Fight for $15

Rally to support a living wage and affordable healthcare for Northwestern Memorial Hospital workers part of nationwide Day of Action marking the four-year anniversary of the Fight for $15 Movement Chicago – Hundreds gathered to support a living wage and …

In Solidarity With AFSCME Council 31

CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare President Keith Kelleher in response to the Illinois Labor Relations Board’s decision Tuesday to ignore the findings of an administrative law judge and declare impasse in negotiations with AFSCME Council 31: “The decision …

What Does It Mean? New and Ugly ‘Normal’ of Rauner Campaign Cash Leaves an Illinois STILL Opposed to His Divisive Agenda; Time For a Fully Funded Budget NOW

CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher in response to Tuesday’s general election results: “Yesterday we saw an unprecedented tidal wave of cash from Bruce Rauner and a few of his billionaire friends rejected by millions …

Katie Stuart Wins Election, Will Be an Able Champion in the Next General Assembly

Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Keith Kelleher in response to Katie Stuart be elected to the 112th House District, defeating Rep. Dwight Kay: “In her win tonight, Katie Stuart showed that hard work and an honest …