Victories

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 …

Thousands of home child care providers ratify new contract with 99% voting YES

After five months of negotiations, the bargaining team of home child care providers representing over 28,000 fellow providers reached a Tentative Agreement with the State of Illinois. This was a challenging time to bargain a new contract, with the State …

HCIIMK Members Celebrate Historic Contract Victories at Des Peres Hospital and St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri

Congratulations to SEIU Healthcare Missouri members at St. Louis University Hospital and Des Peres Hospital on winning their first contracts! After 8 long months of bargaining, members overwhelmingly ratified these two new, historic agreements over the last few weeks. The …

Victory – We Stopped Right-to-Work for Less in Missouri

With the close of legislative session on Friday, the threat of Right-to-Work for Less legislation in Missouri is postponed for now. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of SEIU Healthcare Missouri members, the rest of the labor community, faith allies, and …

UPDATE: Illinois State Senate Passes Emergency Funding Bill to Save Home Care Program that Serves Seniors!

After several months of intense grassroots activism, lobbying, letter writing and phone calls by seniors, home care workers, and community allies, the Illinois House of Representatives finally passed a $173 million emergency funding bill today to save the Community Care Program (CCP) in the Department of Aging. The House passed the emergency funding bill by a staggering 115-2 vote.

Victory for Morrison Workers at St. Louis University Hospital!

On Wednesday, April 3rd, Morrison cafeteria workers at St. Louis University Hospital voted overwhelmingly to organize their union and join SEIU Healthcare IL/IN/MO/KS. Morrison is owned by Compass, one of the 7 largest companies in the world, and last year …

Service & Maintenance Workers at Touchette Regional Hospital Vote YES to Join HCII

Last week, Service & Maintenance employees at Touchette Regional Hospital voted ‘YES’ to join a group of co-workers who were already represented by SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana. Existing HCII members came from Kenneth Hall, a hospital which was later closed …

Thousands of PAs Ratify New Contract with 99% Voting ‘YES’

Thousands of Personal Assistants in Illinois voted to ratify a new 3-year agreement with 99% voting ‘yes’ last week! Together PAs achieved a new contract that: -Raises wages to $13/hour, a 12.5% increase over 3 years; -Protects the health insurance …

Growing by leaps and bounds: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago child care providers win their union!

On November 30, child care and Head Start workers at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago voted overwhelmingly to join together in SEIU! This victory brings 170 new members from 13 YMCA child centers into the Child Care and Early Learning …

Yes We Did: Working people bring it home for progressive lawmakers

November 6th was a night of celebration for working people all over the country. After months of pounding the pavement for progressive leaders on the state and federal levels, we won a mandate this year, with big gains in the …

HCII Members Gather in Chicago to Celebrate the ACA Decision

After the extraordinary news yesterday that the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a group of seniors, people with disabilities, community activists, and SEIU HCII members gathered outside of Daley Plaza to hold a rally and press conference …

An historic victory for health care for all!

Today the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, which has already dramatically expanded access to health care for families in Illinois and across the country.  Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana, uniting 91,000 health …

Two St. Louis hospitals become the first in the city to organize, joining together in SEIU!

St. Louis University Hospital (SLUH) and Des Peres Hospital became the city’s only currently unionized hospitals this month when techs, nursing assistants, and other service and maintenance workers voted overwhelmingly to join SEIU Healthcare IL/IN/MO/KS!  A bargaining unit of over …

Victory! Ada McKinley workers vote to join SEIU

Certified teachers, teacher’s assistants, health aides, social service aides, cooks, and more across five Ada McKinley Head Start sites have voted to join together in the Child Care and Early Learning division of SEIU HCII! Teacher’s Assistant Denetia Daniels helped …

After massive mobilization, emergency funding for child care passes General Assembly!

Thanks to thousands of parents, providers and allies storming phone lines, air waves, emails, and the Statehouse, Senate Bill 2450 (formerly known as HB 6164) has passed the General Assembly, guaranteeing funding for child care assistance for the rest of …

Victory at Centers for New Horizons!

This week, 64 workers at Centers for New Horizons in Chicago voted to join together in SEIU, giving them the strength they need to fight for better conditions, better supplies, dignity and respect, and a real voice on the job. …

Child care providers win rate increase!

Child care providers united in SEIU Healthcare Illinois received a 3% rate increase, effective Jan. 1, 2012 that will be reflected in our February checks. The rate increase – the 5th increase in our current contract, with two more increases …

Major victory for home care workers: Chicago’s Gilda Brown becomes a piece of home care history

Chicago home care worker Gilda Brown became a part of home care history when she stood by President Obama in Washington, DC as he announced a major victory for home care workers. The US Department of Labor is moving forward …