Victories

We Fought, We Won

For years we have been repeating “When We Fight, We Win.” This statement is absolutely true.   We have been putting pressure on Governor Rauner all summer long to demand he stand up for child care. We have marched to …

Northwestern Hospital Workers Win Big by Holding the Hospital Accountable

Members Ratify Contact with Big Raises Members at Northwestern Memorial Hospital have been campaigning for over a year to hold the health system accountable to workers—by fighting for a $15 minimum wage, 15% raises and more accountability to our communities. …

Strike Averted As Nursing Home Workers Reach Tentative Agreement With Nursing Home Owners

5,000 caregivers put themselves on the line for good jobs and quality care As nursing home workers and owners reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, released the following statement: Nursing home …

St. Louis Workers Vindicated by Missouri Supreme Court Decision to Uphold City Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis – The following statement was released by Laquita Bowers, an SEIU Healthcare Missouri member and CNA of 12 years at Garrison Care Center, in response to the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the St. Louis minimum wage …

St. Louis University Hospital Workers Win New Three-Year Contract

After a 4 month contract battle with SSM Health, members wrapped up an intense fight presenting coworkers with a strong second contract. SLUH employees made it a priority to both raise the floor and raise the ceiling for wages at …

REBUKED: Court Gives Low-Wage Home Healthcare Workers Major Victory Against Another Gov. Rauner Attack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 30, 2015  Contacts:  Graeme.Zielinski@seiuhcil.org   Court Mandates that Rauner’s Administration and Ally Munger Must Pay Into Health Fund and Protect Health Insurance for Nearly 5,000 Workers Who Provide Home Care for Adults with Disabilities EAST …

As Bruce Rauner Persists In Illinois, Anti-Union Measure Fails in Missouri So-Called “Right-to-Work” Legislation Nixed

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 17, 2015) CHICAGO – As Bruce Rauner continues to hold Illinois hostage by demanding anti-union measures be part of passing a budget, an anti-union piece of legislation has failed in Missouri. The Missouri Legislature failed to override …

WSIU: State Changes Course; Will Pay Daycare Providers

From WSIU: by Brad Palmer and Jennifer Fuller A union that represents many childcare providers across Illinois says Governor Rauner has reversed course, after initially refusing to pay 28,000 of them for work performed in July. Robin Moore – who …

BREAKING: Rauner Administration Reverses Course on Nonpayment of 28,000 Child Care Providers; Vital Program Still at Risk and Exposed to Back-Door Destruction

CHICAGO-News is breaking late Tuesday that the Bruce Rauner administration has reversed and will process payments for 28,000 workers in the Child Care Assistance Program for work performed in July. Folllowing is the statement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois Vice President Brynn Seibert …

Republican State Rep. Michael McAuliffe signs “pledge to protect”

On Friday, after “walking a day” in the shoes of home care providers who aide Michael Deiure, State Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe became the first Republican to sign our “pledge to protect” vital services like home healthcare and child care …

Big step forward as Kansas City raises minimum wage to $13 per hour

  From KCMO-Fox: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Minimum wage workers in Kansas City, Missouri, are in line to get a raise, as the City Council on Thursday approved a measure to hike the minimum wage in the city to $13 an …

Workers at Cedars of Town & Country Win Their Union!

Almost 200 workers at Cedars of Town & Country, a nursing home facility in the west suburbs of St. Louis, voted recently to become the newest members of SEIU Healthcare. Workers overcame an intense anti-union campaign from management, even circulating …

Grand Manor Nursing Home Workers Stand Strong & Reach Agreement

180 nursing home workers at Grand Manor in St. Louis ratified a three-year contract last week after 8 months of negotiations. The bargaining team stood united and mobilized coworkers to sign petitions, march on the boss, and engage community members …

Victory! Research & Menorah Medical Center Employees Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Thanks to hard work and unity among techs, EVS, dietary, and many other employees at Research and Menorah Medical Centers, a new agreement was reached with management recently, averting a planned strike at RMC. MMC employees approved the new contract …

MetroSouth Medical Center Employees Vote YES for First Contract

MetroSouth Medical Center’s service and maintenance workers made history last week, ratifying their first-ever union contract. MetroSouth Medical Center is owned and operated by Community Health Systems (CHS), one of the largest for profit healthcare systems in the country. The …

Christian Care Nursing Home Workers Win New Contract

120 nursing home workers at Christian Care stuck together and persevered through a long battle for their latest contract. Workers held two pickets, filed several charges with the local labor board, marched on their boss twice, organized around a petition …

Skilled Home Health RNs and LPNs Celebrate Recent Victory as the Newest Members of SEIU HCII

On Monday, June 30, hundreds of home care LPNs and RNs on the South Side of Chicago won their union and became the newest members SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana. Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses at MCC, and Licensed Practical …

Workers at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island vote to unionize, marking a breakthrough into Chicago CHS-affiliated hospitals

In August, a strong majority of service and maintenance workers at Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, IL voted to unionize with SEIU HCII. The newest SEIU-organized hospital in the Chicago region unites over 250 employees on nursing floors, as well as ancillary staff in housekeeping, dietary, and other departments for a stronger voice in patient care decisions and greater economic security for their families.

Thanks to Child Care Providers, Copay Relief for Working Parents is Around the Corner!

The 2013 child care contract campaign made historic gains for the home child care industry.

Huge Step Forward for 2 Million Home Care Providers and the People in Their Care

On September 17, President Obama announced that the 2 million home care providers across the United States will finally be extended federal overtime and minimum wage protections. Home care is now the second-fastest growing job in America, and these long …