Member Activism

Bargaining Update – Session 2

We had our second bargaining session on Thursday, June 29, from 9 am to 5 pm at the SEIU 1991 office. We continue working very collaboratively with management for the benefit of our patients and our members. Our collective goal is to find …

Congress is Home This Week. Time to Knock on Their Doors.

Mini-Town Halls & Visits Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen  Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 5PM 4960 SW 72 Ave, Suite 208 Miami, FL 33155 Rep. Carlos Curbelo Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 4 PM 12851 SW 42nd St, Suite 131 Miami, FL 33175 Sen. …

Call Congress on Feb. 14

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Stand Up for Healthcare – Care, Not Chaos

This month, Congress could vote to take away the healthcare of millions of Americans. Tell Congress: Show us your plan to improve care for every American. Don’t vote to repeal healthcare without a plan to keep and improve ours.

Keep Americans Covered

In January, Congress could rush to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first in a series of steps that could result in chaos for working families, healthcare workers, and patients and consumers. That’s why two Local 1991 nurses …

Local 1991 Members Help Pass ARNP Bill

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Central 6 Team Calls for Safer Patient Care

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Fight for $15 Rocks Florida

On Nov. 10, thousands of people in hundreds of cities across the country rallied to raise the minimum wage. In Florida, more than 2100 people turned out in more than 20 cities across the state.

Labor Management Partnership Launches

More than 100 Local 1991 members and Jackson managers recently launched an exciting new partnership to transform Jackson’s culture into one of constant learning and collaboration at all levels. The group came together to learn about the process and begin training to work in teams to tackle issues in their areas.

Staffing Ratios – Monitoring Compliance

Over the past year, Jackson has hired hundreds of nurses in order to prepare for this day, but we know some areas are still falling short. Now that the deadline is upon us, our union is launching a campaign to monitor nurse assignments and demand management find solutions to reach compliance, as required by our contract.

Fight for $15 Gains Ground

Ahead of the largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers set to take place on April 15, everyone from the chairman of Ben & Jerry’s board to late night comedians to the editorial page of the New York Times is lining up behind the overwhelming call for $15 an hour and union rights.

2014 Year in Review

As we come to the end of another year at Jackson Health System, it’s worth taking a quick look at all we’ve accomplished together in 2014!

Help Get Out the Vote!

All the polls are showing the race for Governor is a dead heat. It will all come down to who can turn out their people to vote. At Local 1991, we are committed to ensuring each of our members casts …

Trauma Center Nurse Manager Fights for Staffing

Carla Quigley, RN, ASN, MS, CCRN, spent 18 years at Jackson before she fully understood a basic truth about the public hospital — it’s incredibly complicated and difficult to change. Quigley, who has spent more than seven years as either nurse …

Members Tackle Short Staffing at Main ER

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Jackson Nurses Fight for Women’s Rights at Supreme Court

Last week our own Donna Bent, RN, and Anne St. Paul, RN, joined thousands gathered to rally in Washington, D.C. as the Supreme Court heard cases that could jeopardize access to affordable birth control for millions of women.

Sign Up For 2014 Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is a free skill-building program for members that will help you become a more effective leader both at Jackson and in the community. Make a better workplace and a better community.
Learn. Grow. Lead.

Immigration Reform Update

It’s been five months since the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, S. 744. Each day that the House of Representatives refuses to take up reform costs the country an estimated $37 million. House Speaker John Boehner has said that House Republicans won’t agree to go …

2013 COPE Blitz Successful

The Committee on Political Education (COPE) is members’ outlet for political activism on issues that matter most to us. Activities range from lobbying elected officials, to signing petitions, speaking out at public forums and writing letters to the editor. The money raised …

Tailgate for Jackson Bond at Dolphins Game!

Want to get into one of the most popular Dolphins games of the year for free? SEIU 1991 members and guests can join the fun while helping our public hospital this Sunday, Oct. 20.
Volunteer to leaflet for two hours before the game, enjoy food and music, then join us for kickoff at 1 p.m.