Political News

SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton

Members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton WASHINGTON — After a rigorous, months-long member engagement process, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today …

Sign Up for Lobby Day 2016!

SEIU Local 1991 will once again be traveling to Tallahassee where we will lobby for healthcare funding, advocate for legislation that will help our patients and fight off damaging bills. This year’s trip is February 17 and 18, 2016. Register by …

Health Advocates Pressure Legislature

May 28, a coalition of health advocates converged on the Hialeah offices of state Rep. Jose Oliva to deliver a petition from thousands of Floridians who demand that the Legislature expand Medicaid. It was one of several actions around the state in the run up to the special session that began on June 1.

Get the Facts: Medicaid Expansion in Miami

The Medicaid expansion debate can be confusing. Read this handy reference that explains the impact of expansion on the people in our Miami-Dade community and our safety-net hospital system. It’s time to take action!

Jackson Healthcare Pros to Tallahassee: Walk in Our Shoes

 Press Advisory: Rebecca Wakefield 305 804-7051 rebecca@seiu1991.org As gridlock grips Tallahassee over health care policy, frustrated nurses and doctors from South Florida will deliver flip flops to Governor Rick Scott and their worn-out shoes to House leaders who claim that …

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.

Fight for $15 – April 15 Events

National Day of Action: join the Fight for $15 on 4/15. On April 15, working people, students, faith organizations, union members, and others in communities across the country will stand together for a national day of action to call for higher wages, …

Florida Report – Week 4

Nearly halfway through the session, the Senate and House are divided on budget priorities. In a nutshell, the House wants huge tax cuts, the Senate wants to continue to fund necessary programs. Health care funding is the biggest stumbling block.

Sign Up for Lobby Day 2015

SEIU Local 1991 will once again be traveling to Tallahassee where we will lobby for healthcare funding, advocate for legislation that will help our patients and fight off damaging bills. This year’s trip is April 15 and 16, 2015. Register by …

Nursing Injuries Getting National Attention

This month, NPR began running a series on nursing-related injuries across the country. The timing couldn’t have been better to highlight patient safe handling issues Local 1991 has been working on for some time.

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 …

ELECTION CENTER – Nov. 2014

The Nov. 4 election is coming up fast. Several critical races are on the ballot, including for Governor, other state offices and many local contests. Check out our election center to get informed and get involved!

COPE Meeting with Political Guests on Oct. 7

The November 4, 2014 election in Florida is critically important. We need a change in the Governor’s office this year! Attend a COPE meeting near you to find out how you can help!

One Last Chance to Help a Jackson Friend

This is it. The end of the road. We either get Daniella elected or we don’t (and face a much less friendly County Commission as a result). The race is down to the wire and EVERY VOTE COUNTS! (If you …

Early Voting Has Begun. Get Out To Vote!

Primary election season is here! Early voting has begun in Miami-Dade and will begin Aug. 15 in Broward. Find early voting times & locations after the jump.

Aug. 26 Primary Member Voter Guide

Absentee ballots will be hitting mailboxes this week for the August 26, 2014, Primary Election. Early voting begins Aug. 11 in Miami-Dade and Aug. 15 in Broward. We’ve put together a quick voting guide for our members on some of …

Jackson Budget Plan: Continued Employee Sacrifice

The Public Health Trust voted to approve Jackson’s $1.6 billion budget on Monday, following a lively debate in which SEIU Local 1991 members took management to task for not addressing short staffing and wage stagnation.

Make a Difference on the County Commission!

Volunteer July 26 and Aug. 16  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9847 E Fern St., Palmetto Bay RSVP:  union@seiu1991.org.  Remember how tough it was to get our 5% back from the Mayor and Commission? If Tuesday’s county budget hearing was …

County Budget Fight Heats Up

The County Commission meets today to discuss the budget proposed by Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The budget contains major service cuts as the Mayor attempts to shift the blame from his management to the hard-working employees who keep the place running every day.