Illinois Nurses Association
The Nurses' Union
Bargaining Units

City of Chicago - Department of Public Health

The Department of Public Health Registered nurses have been organized with the Illinois Nurses Association since the early 1960's, initially through a Memorandum of Understanding and eventually as a collective bargaining unit. 


Executive Committee:

LaTonya Smith Chair
Sandra Robinson
Vice Chair
Ganiat Sarumi Secretary
Debra Henry Walker
Treasurer
Heather C. Ward-Lawrence Member at Large
Verna Chambers
Member at Large

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Presence St. Joseph's Medical Center

Nurses at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center sought out the Illinois Nurses Association's collective bargaining resources, and stood together to become a strong part of the INA. Protection for the nurses and the patients in their care are the standards these nurses fought for.

Executive Committee:

Pam Buckley Staffing & Acuity Chair
Erica Kesler Communications Chair
Michelle Foreman Membership Chair
Krista Schulte Secretary
Pat Meade Financial & Community Relations Chair
Jeanine Johnson Bargaining Committee Appointee
Vacant Grievance Chair

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RC-11

RC-11 is the bargaining unit for the Nurse Practitioners employed by Advocate that work in the Advocate Clinics at Walgreens. These Nurse Practitioners serve as primary care providers at clinics in the counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.

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RC23 - State of Illinois

RC-23 is the bargaining unit for the Registered Nurses employed by the State of Illinois. These Registered Nurses work in mental health facilities, correctional centers, veterans administration homes, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Public Health.


 Executive Committee:

Victoria Dameron                        
Chairperson (Quincy, VA)
Theresa McNulty Vice Chairperson (WCD)
Karen L. Hicks
Treasurer (IDPH)
Michelle Davenport Secretary (IDOC)

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RC36 - State of Illinois

RC36 is the bargaining unit for Attorneys employed by the State of Illinois and working as Public Service Administrators in the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General.

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SIU - Southern Illinois University

In the Winter of 2017, RN's and LPN's at Southern Illinois University Student Health Services voted together overwhelmingly in favor of becoming a Union. They care for the students, and all they want is a little respect in return. 

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Union Health Services

INA nurses at Union Health Services provide care for union members at this clinic located in Chicago's near west side medical center district, and at UHS satellite clinics.


Executive Committee:

Solphie Heldak   Chief Steward

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University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

INA nurses at this teaching hospital have one of the best RN contracts in the nation.


Executive Committee:

Paul Pater          
Co-Chief Steward
Doris Carroll Co-Chief Steward
Nikki Tiedje
Recording Secretary
Terence Yee
Treasurer
Janice Rodawold Organizing Chair, Union Steward
Rochelle Mathews Grievance Co-Chair
Geri Jaracz Grievance Co-Chair
Eileen Fajardo-Furlin
NCC Chair, Union Steward
Liz Somone Communications Chair
Sonya Pagano NCC Member-At-Large, Union Steward
Joy Hester NCC Member-At-Large
Lori Christopher NCC Member-At-Large
Geri Jaracz (MSICU) Unit Steward
Desiree Henderson (NRO Critical Care Stepdown Track) Unit Steward

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