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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed as Rauner Administration Illegally Denies Low-Income Caregivers 48-Cent Raise Included in Bipartisan Budget Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago – Today, State Rep. Greg Harris joined home care workers and people with disabilities in the Home Services Program to announce the filing of a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 28,000 low-income caregivers across Illinois. The …

Rauner Veto of $15 Sets Stage for ’18

  Competing Visions Now In Place: A Permanent Low-Wage Economy or a Fairer Illinois?  CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 81, legislation to raise the minimum wage …

Services for 36,000 Illinois Seniors Saved By Advocacy Coalition

Advocates for seniors, caregivers, General Assembly and aging community unite to protect critical services for Illinois’ most vulnerable population   Chicago – The following is a statement on behalf of Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Health …

NEW REPORT – Independence Lost: Governor Rauner’s New Plan to Destroy Home Care for Illinois Seniors

INDEPENDENCE LOST: New Report Reveals Threats Posed by Rauner Plan to Drastically Cut Home Care for Illinois Seniors 36,000 seniors remain in limbo as advocates call on Administration to WITHDRAW HARMFUL RULES Chicago – Alzheimer’s Association Illinois, Health & Medicine …

SEIU Healthcare Files Suit Against Rauner For Defunding Child Care Training

Rauner’s Once Again Pushing the Child Care Assistance Program Toward Crisis CHICAGO (Aug. 4)–SEIU Healthcare Illinois, the union that represents nearly 20,000 child care providers, filed a lawsuit against the State of Illinois today for failure to make agreed upon …

Rauner Lack of Leadership on ACA Repeal Shows Sick Priorities

  CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following the Friday morning failure of the Senate to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act:   “Even though the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act would …

Rauner’s Neighbors Oppose His Back Door Child Care Cuts 

Child care providers and children who marched to governor’s Winnetka home were met with support On Tuesday, hundreds of children, parents, and child care providers marched in Winnetka to Rauner’s home to protest his administration’s efforts to undermine child care …

 Hundreds of children to march on Governor Rauner’s multi-million dollar home as child care crisis looms

To protest the threat of a massive purge to the Child Care Assistance Program, hundreds of children and child care providers will march on Rauner’s Winnetka estate TUESDAY, July 25th at 11:15 AM. Hundreds of children and child care providers …

At Long Last and After Too Much Damage, A Budget: Gov. Rauner MUST Sign and End the Nightmare

SPRINGFIELD (July 4, 2017)–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley on passage of an Illinois budget: “At long last and after too much damage, the General Assembly displayed political courage today by taking the tough votes …

Governor Rauner Receives $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Senator Biss & Advocates Urge Him to Sign It Immediately Chicago, IL – Legislation to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 was delivered to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk Monday morning. Shortly after, supporters of Senate Bill …

Illinois General Assembly Take Steps to Correct Misguided, Dangerous Rauner Overtime Policy by Passing HB 3376

Advocates, people with disabilities, and caregivers now call on Rauner to change course Springfield – Following is a statement on behalf of Access Living, Caring Across Generations, and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to passage of HB 3376 out of …

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 …

Illinois Poised To Be A Sanctuary For Immigrant Families With Passage of Trust Act

Bill awaits signature of Gov. Rauner to become law and set state apart as safe zone for immigrant families SPRINGFIELD–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley voicing support for passage of Senate Bill 31, the Trust …

Illinois Poised To Be A Sanctuary For Immigrant Families With Passage of Trust Act

Bill awaits signature of Gov. Rauner to become law and set state apart as safe zone for immigrant families SPRINGFIELD–Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley voicing support for passage of Senate Bill 31, the Trust …

Illinois Senate Takes Action to Protect 36,000 Fragile Seniors from Drastic Rauner Cuts to Home Care Services

State lawmakers lend their voice to growing chorus against $120 million cut to the successful Community Care Program SPRINGFIELD – The following is a statement on behalf of Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans and SEIU Healthcare Illinois in response to passage …

Early Childhood Workforce Study Will Give Illinois Better Footing to Face Challenges in Care

  HB 3167/SB 1619 Passage Deserves Praise SPRINGFIELD-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Executive Vice President Faith Arnold following passage in the Senate of House Bill 3167/Senate Bill 1619, authorizing a study of the child care and early education …

Illinois House Advances HB 1424 to Preserve the Successful Community Care Program for 36,000 Seniors

Illinois House Advances HB 1424 to Preserve the Successful Community Care Program for 36,000 Seniors Targeted for Devastating Cuts, Facing Relocation After intense outcry during IDOA public hearings last week, the Illinois House takes action to protect elderly Illinoisans from …

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 …

Illinois House Overwhelmingly Approves HB 3376, Aiming to Reduce Risk of Institutionalization for Thousands under Rauner HSP Overtime Policy

Bill heads to Senate next, paving way to ending months of uncertainty and chaos for over 8,000 people with disabilities SPRINGFIELD – Following is a statement on behalf of Access Living, Caring Across Generations, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent …

BREAKING: SICKENING NEW CBO SCORE SHOWS HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAID ON CHOPPING BLOCK AS RAUNER FAILS TO LEAD

CHICAGO-Following is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley following release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office score of the Republican House healthcare overhaul. The CBO report concludes that 23 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 …