SEIU Healthcare Illinois Files for Temporary Restraining Order Against Rauner Administration
ST.LOUIS - SEIU Healthcare Illinois has filed a Temporary Restraining Order in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Governor Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Leslie Munger.
SEIU says the Governor has refused to pay the State's contribution to the workers' health fund, despite a contract between home care workers in Illinois' Home Services Program requiring the State to contribute health insurance benefits for workers.
The State currently owes the health fund, according to SEIU, $1.5 million from fiscal year 2015, as well as $11.8 million for the months of July through October in fiscal year 2016.
The temporary restraining order was filed in an effort to protect the health insurance of its members.
If the State fails to honor its contractual obligations to continue health contributions for home healthcare workers, the workers will lose all of their health insurance after December 31st, 2015
“We are seeking an immediate reversal of Gov. Rauner’s decision to strip health insurance from home healthcare workers who rely on this security. And we call upon all elected officials in Illinois to speak out ," said Keith Kelleher, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois