Member Activism

Unity is Our Strength!

  SEIU members from Local 1991, 32BJ and 1199 marched and chanted together to show their solidarity as they headed to BayFront Park for an event  called the Working People’s Day of Action.   The Miami event, one of nearly a …

Standing Up for Our Community

SEIU Local 1991 was proud to join our partners with the Miami Healthcare Coalition at a town hall at CIC Miami.  The event, which was free and open to the public, was designed to educate and engage area residents about …

Immigration Round Table

  SEIU Local 1991 joined Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a host of advocates for a revealing discussion about the fears immigrants face in South Florida due to stepped up deportations and ICE raids. Magalie Pena Vancol, JHS Social Worker …

Join us at the MLK Parade on 1/15/18

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Miami  is scheduled for January 15th, 2018.   Join us  at this wonderful event that brings our community together to honor this incredible American Civil Rights leader who devoted his life to …

Member Civic Leaders Celebrate a Milestone

Congratulations to our member graduates!  These dedicated SEIU Local 1991 members recently completed months of classwork and training to become leaders in their union and community.  The classes, taught by SEIU staff, covered a variety of topics including economic and …

ACA Open Enrollment Event, Saturday, 11/18th at JHS

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A team of Local 1991 members and staff joined hundreds of other South Floridians at Marlins Stadium for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.   The event raises money for the American Cancer Society to help fund innovative research and raise …

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 …