Jackson’s caregivers are descending on our state’s capitol today to lobby our elected officials on issues affecting our patients and profession during our annual Nurse Lobby Day! Safe staffing legislation, funding for Jackson Health System and our ongoing fight to keep Jackson public are just some of the topics that members will be discussing with legislators during our two-day trip. For the first time this year, members traveled to Tallahassee with educators from the United Teachers of Dade. On Thursday, teachers and caregivers will be holding a joint press conference to oppose Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to rob Medicaid to begin replenishing cuts to public education. Instead, they are calling on lawmakers to support the Fair Economy Act package of legislation.
Stay tuned for more coverage and pictures of our annual event.
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Team 1991 participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 15th, with more than 60 members walking together through downtown Miami in support of breast cancer awareness.
More than 20,000 people packed the streets of Miami to participate in the 3.1-mile race that wound through the streets surrounding Bayfront Park, starting at 8:30 a.m. Thanks to all of our members for making this year’s event so successful by gathering pledges and supporting this important cause. Scroll down for more pictures!
SEIU Local 1991 will once again be a proud participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! The event will take place on Oct. 15th, 2011 in Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami at 7:30 a.m.
Our union will be covering registration costs for each SEIU Local 1991 member participating in the race. Following your registration, you will receive a T-shirt, along with information on where we will meet on Race Day. The deadline to register is Friday, September 30th.
Our goal is to raise $1,991.00 to support breast cancer programs and research. We can reach our fundraising goal if we collect $19.91 from 100 supporters. This year, you will be working with other members in your unit to raise donations. Talk to your co-workers, brainstorm fundraising ideas and ask your family, friends and fellow employees for donations for this important cause! The unit who raises the most money for Susan G. Komen will win a prize! For a pledge form, click here!
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On Saturday, Oct. 16th about 35 members participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Thanks to everyone who participated in another successful event!
On Saturday, April 16th, members marched in the Gay Pride Parade. This is the third year our union participated in the event. We also had a booth there where we gathered hundred of signatures for our Save Jackson Campaign! Check out pictures from our event!
As Legislators marked the half-way point in the 2011 general session, nearly 100 Local 1991 members, CIR doctors and nurses from other unions, descended on Tallahassee to let our voices be heard about issues affecting our patients and profession.
After participating in educational sessions to learn about effective advocacy and the issues at play, our members fanned out around the capitol, discussing key issues with their Senators and Representatives. Topics discussed included proposed bills attacking collective bargaining, bills undermining the public sector pensions (particularly the FRS) and budgets in both houses which threaten severe cuts in education and healthcare.