Nursing home workers in Illinois staged a series of protests this week as part of their push for an hourly minimum wage of $15.
The workers are represented by SEIU* Healthcare Illinois and employed by Infinity Healthcare Management.
Workers and their union allies picketed Wednesday through Friday outside nine Infinity Healthcare Management facilities in Chicago and the suburbs, including Bloomingdale, Cicero, Itasca, Niles and Oak Lawn. Nursing home employees rallied at their respective facilities to speak out about their "poverty" wages and working conditions.
CTU President Karen Lewis had some choice words Wednesday for Gov. Bruce Rauner over his handling of the state budget. She also rejected the school district's request to move contract talks into binding arbitration.