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Press Release: MetroSouth Medical Center Workers Claim Success as Health Facilities Review Board Postpones Decision to Shut Down Community Hospital

Healthcare Workers Along with South Suburban Communities Band Together in Grassroots Groundswell to Stand Up to Quorum Health’s Agenda that Would Shutoff Access to Healthcare and Emergency Services for Patients and Families CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org  (September 18, 2019, Chicago)—SEIU hospital workers …

Mount Sinai Workers to Launch Official Strike Vote at Riot Fest During “Get Loud for the Union” Speakout Demanding Justice from Sinai Health System

Media Advisory for Friday, September 13, 2019 Workers to Take Next Step Towards Authorizing Strike in Fight for Fair Treatment and Wages, Improved Patient Care and Community Investment   CHICAGO—Hospital workers from Mount Sinai Hospital, including RNs fighting for union …

Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, Truman Medical Center Techs, Lab Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Hospital for Escalated Anti-Union Retaliation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2019 Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, Truman Medical Center Techs, Lab Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Hospital for Escalated Anti-Union Retaliation Kansas City – Lab workers and techs organizing their union at Truman …

Truman Medical Center Techs, Lab Workers Unite with Community to Fight for Their Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 13 COMMUNITY, FAITH LEADERS, WORKERS DEMAND A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER TECHS AND LAB WORKERS TO ORGANIZE THEIR UNION  Community members and workers rally in support of organizing efforts, demand an …

SEIU Healthcare Issues Statement Following Gunman Firing Assault Weapon at Jesse Brown VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2019 CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.or (CHICAGO)—In response to the news that a gunman fired an assault weapon at Jesse Brown VA, Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, issued the following statement. “Our VA workers are …

SEIU Healthcare Issues Statement After Illinois Health Facilities Review Board Holds Public Hearing as Quorum Health Corp. Presses Forward with Shutting Down MetroSouth Medical Center

Speaker After Speaker from MetroSouth Including Hospital Workers, Patients, Nurses, Doctors, Fire Fighters and EMTs Forcefully Oppose Closing MetroSouth and Slammed Quorum’s Agenda that Advocates Say Will Cost Lives   CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org or Catherine.Murrell@seiuhcil.org; (July 24th, 2019, CHICAGO)—The Illinois Health …

Hospital Workers Celebrate Fair Work Week Ordinance Passage

Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance is the Nation’s First to Include Hospital Workers Groundbreaking Provisions Extend Coverage to Frontline Healthcare Workers CHICAGO—Today’s passage of the Fair Workweek Ordinance by City Council extended fair scheduling provisions to workers across the city—and broke …

BREAKING: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Responds to ICE Activity in Chicago-Area Nursing Homes

(Click here for resources to “Know Your Rights”). (July 17, 2019 CHICAGO)—SEIU Healthcare learned that, yesterday, three separate long-term care facilities on the outskirts of Greater Chicago were visited by ICE agents conducting audits of worker I-9 documentation. “We condemn …

Ultima Hora: SEIU Healthcare Illinois Responde a Actividades de Agentes de ICE en Asilos de Ancianos en el Área de Chicago

(Haga clic aqui para recursos de conozca sus derecos). Para Publicación Inmediata 17 de julio de 2019 CHICAGO—El día de ayer, SEIU Healthcare supo que agentes de ICE visitaron tres centros de cuidados a largo plazo en el área de …

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! As ICE and Immigration Raids Commence, We Must Protect Families and Workers!

(Click here for Spanish version). No matter who is President, everyone living in the US has certain basic rights under the US Constitution, including undocumented people. If ICE comes to your workplace, you have the right to remain silent and …

HCIIMK Family Deeply Saddened By the Passing of Our Brother Héctor Figueroa

Staff and members of SEIU Healthcare IL IN MO KS were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of SEIU 32BJ president Héctor Figueroa. As the leader of one of the labor movement’s most dynamic local unions, Héctor was …

As City Minimum Wage Increases to $13 an Hour, Movement Grows for $15 by 2021

Raise Chicago Ordinance Would Boost Wages for Hundreds of Thousands of Chicagoans CHICAGO – As the city minimum wage is set to increase to $13 an hour on Monday, July 1, aldermen, advocates, and workers are joining together to urge …

Press Release: Blue Island Community Needs Metro South Medical Center to Stay Open

State Lawmakers Call on the Health Facilities and Services Review Board to Hold Public Hearing on Fate of Metro South Being Shutdown and the Impact to South Suburbs CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 24th, 2019, CHICAGO)—State lawmakers, Metro South Medical Center workers, …

Press Release: SEIU Healthcare Responds to News that Metro South Medical Center Could Close in November 2019

The Threat of Closure is Yet Another Example of the Hospital Industry’s Complete Lack of Concern About the Loss of Healthcare Access for Black Communities in South Suburbs, Economic Devastation, and Loss of Nearly 1,000 Jobs CONTACT: Scott.Vogel@seiuhcil.org   (June …

Press Release: Nurses at Mt. Sinai Hospital Respond to Hospital’s Refusal to Recognize Their Union

Nurses prepare to take additional steps to win recognition despite hospital’s attempts to thwart their efforts CONTACT: James.muhammad@seiuhcil.org (June 13th, 2019, CHICAGO)—On the morning of Thursday, June 6th, Mount Sinai Hospital registered nurses—representing the majority of RNs—converged in and around …

Press Release: Nursing Home Workers and Seniors Claim Historic Victory as General Assembly Passes Tough Enforcement Law to Stop Short Staffing

After State Lawmakers Passed Short Staffing Legislation in 2010 that Was Never Properly Enforced, Nursing Home Workers and AARP Illinois Partnered Together to Push Lawmakers to Hold the Nursing Home Industry Accountable Contact: scott.vogel@seiuhcil.org (June 2nd, 2019, Chicago) – Nursing …

On First Day of Bargaining, Mt. Sinai Hospital Workers “Speak Out” and Call a Code Blue on the Hospital Industry!

(May 22nd, 2019, Chicago) –On the first day of bargaining Mt. Sinai and Schwab workers took over the new garden in front of the hospital for a speak out and press event around the issues we plan to address through …

Mt. Sinai Hospital CNA, Le Chrisha Pearson, Calls a #HospitalCodeBlue on the Industry for Refusing to Pay a $15 Starting Wage at Reimagine Chicago Press Event

(May 16th, 2019, Chicago City Hall) — Le Chrisha Pearson, a Mt. Sinai Hospital CNA, spoke at the Reimagine Chicago press conference at City Hall, which was organized by the Grassroots Collaborative and United Working Families (UWF). Here are Ms. …

Fair Tax #HCIITalks LiveStream Draws 1,500 viewers

On April 24th, we launched our first episode of a regular Facebook livestream series – HCII Talks – where SEIU HCIIMK President Greg Kelley discusses issues important to our mission, our communities, and our work as caregivers. In our inaugural …

BREAKING: Fair Tax Amendment Will Allow Much-Needed Change to Illinois Tax Rate

The following statement was released by SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on the Illinois Senate passage of the resolution to put the Fair Tax amendment on the ballot: “We applaud the leadership shown by the Illinois Senate today in …