The following was written by Keith Kelleher, president of SEIU* Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas.
Last week, working people won a long overdue victory when the Supreme Court decided to let stand a new federal rule that prevents homecare employers from denying their workers minimum wage or overtime pay. The decision will help bring to an end a nearly 80-year policy of discrimination against more than 2 million workers who take care of our nation's elderly and people with disabilities.
It should also serve as a wake-up-call for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who is trying to bully thousands of working women of color who care for our state's elderly and people with disabilities into a deal that would deny them the ability to care for their own families.
The Illinois Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled against Gov. Bruce Rauner's request that the body rule on the status of its contract negotiations with AFSCME Council 31 ahead of a recommendation from an administrative law judge.
The Rauner administration is asking the Illinois Labor Relations Board to rule on the status of its contract negotiations with AFSCME Council 31 ahead of a recommendation from an administrative law judge.
A federal judge has denied class action certification for a case stemming from the Harris v. Quinn U.S. Supreme Court decision, which involved Illinois home health care workers and the issue of union "fair-share" fees.