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SEIU Healthcare Illinois Applauds Senate Passage of the $15 Minimum Wage

The following is a statement from Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, on the passage of SB 1, the $15 minimum wage bill, by the Illinois Senate today: “The vote taken today is historic and celebrated by working families across …

$15 for Illinois Passes!

Updated 2/22/19 On February 14th, SB 1, the $15 minimum wage bill was signed into law in Illinois. Get Some Quick Facts about $15 Find Out Why Workers Need It $15 is Good for Business “Our 50,000 home healthcare workers …

Chicago Warming Centers

Due to the weather, the home care lobby for Wednesday has been canceled and the Chicago office will not be open.  After school activities for Tuesday evening and Wednesday’s classes for Chicago Public School have been canceled. Below is information …

Victory for Striking Workers Wrongfully Locked Out at Mado Buena Park

Following Management’s Unlawful Lockout, Certified Nursing Assistants Win a Fair Contract CHICAGO, IL—Following their wrongfully being locked out by management in an attempt at union busting, eight certified nursing assistants at Mado Buena Park have won a strong and fair …

After Mado Buena Park Owner Chases His Unfair Labor Practices with an Illegal Lockout of Striking Workers, Elected and Community Leaders Join Together to Support “The MADO 8”

Afternoon Press Conference Will Highlight Owner Peter O’Brien’s Union-Busting and Illegal Retaliation Against Workers and the Impact of His Illegal and Dangerously Low Staffing Levels Upon Mado Buena Park Residents CHICAGO, IL—In response to Mado Buena Park owner Peter O’Brien’s …

Striking Workers and Allies to Hold Speakout in Front of Mado Healthcare Offices in Old Town

CHICAGO, IL—Striking Mado Buena Park certified nursing assistants will mark the third day of their unfair labor practice strike handing out leaflets in front of Mado Healthcare offices in Old Town–and delivering a strong message to owner Peter O’Brien. Workers …

Day 2: Faith Leaders to Join Striking Mado Buena Park Workers to Show Solidarity

Religious Leaders to Conduct Prayer Vigil Calling for Justice for Mental Health Facility Workers Facing Unfair Labor Practices and Lack of Access to Affordable Healthcare CHICAGO, IL—After launching an unfair labor practice strike early yesterday morning, the certified nursing assistants …

Mado Buena Park Workers Joined by Charter School, City Colleges Workers–and Toni Preckwinkle–in Launching Wave of Strikes

Mental Health Facility Workers Launch Unfair Labor Practice Strike Kicking Off a Wave of Strikes in Chicago Mayoral Candidate Preckwinkle and Charter School Workers Celebrate MLK’s Legacy by Walking the Picket Line with Mado Buena Park Strikers CHICAGO, IL—Fifty years …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Applauds Toni Preckwinkle’s Plan to  Raise Chicago’s Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour  

SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released the following statement in support of mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $15 by 2021: “Hundreds of thousands of hardworking Chicagoans earn the minimum wage across our city …

SEIU Healthcare’s Statement on Inauguration of J.B. Pritzker

As Illinois welcomes a new governor with the inauguration of J.B. Pritzker, SEIU Healthcare Illinois President Greg Kelley released this statement: SEIU Healthcare Illinois members are excited to welcome J.B. Pritzker as Illinois’ new governor. Our members, and all working …

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 ______________________________________ …

Hospital Service Workers Challenge Hospital CEOs to Live on Poverty Level Wages of $13 an Hour in Protest Outside the Office of the Illinois Hospital Association

(Watch video from our press conference outside the IHA). On the Heels of Advocate Aurora Health’s Decision to Pay $15 an Hour by 2021, Hospital Workers Demand a $15 Starting Wage Starting Now and the Right to Join a Union …

Amidst the Holiday Season, Hospital Service Workers Set to Protest the Illinois Hospital Association and Challenge Hospital CEOs to Live on Poverty Level Wages of $13 an Hour

  On the Heels of Advocate Aurora Health’s Decision to Pay $15 an Hour by 2021, Hospital Workers Demand a $15 Starting Wage Starting Now and the Right to Join a Union Across the Entire Hospital Industry When: Thursday, December …

SEIU HCII Announces Endorsements for Chicago Municipal Races

Elections for the City of Chicago are scheduled to be held on February 26, 2019. The election is officially nonpartisan. If no candidate in a particular race receives a majority of votes, a runoff election will be held on April 2, 2019. Below …

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 …

UPDATED with Video: Press Release: SEIU to Advocate Aurora Health: Hospital Workers Can’t Wait Years for a Living Wage

Advocate Has the Money to Pay Hospital Workers $15 an Hour Starting Now as It Boasts Being the 10th Largest Not-For-Profit Health System in the Country with Billions in Revenues   Hospital Workers Respond to Advocate’s $15 an Hour Wage …

SEIU Healthcare Illinois endorses Jessica Gutierrez for alderwoman, 30th Ward

CHICAGO—SEIU Healthcare Illinois today endorsed Jessica Gutierrez for 30th ward alderman in the upcoming February 2019 aldermanic election. Gutierrez is running to unseat incumbent Ariel Reboyras. Gutierrez has recently helped other progressive candidates to get elected to office. Now is …

Greg Kelley Named to Gov-Elect Pritzker’s Healthy Children and Families Committee

Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the Healthy Children and Families Committee of the transition team, which included SEIU HCIIMK President Greg Kelley. The committee is the third of several working groups of the transition made …

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 …