Union Victories

Local 1991 Recognized at SEIU Convention

The recent SEIU convention in Detroit marked a milestone in the continued success of Local 1991, thanks in great measure to the┬áhard work of our active members. Local 1991 was well represented by board members Martha Baker, RN, Barbara Scollon, …

Central 6 Team Calls for Safer Patient Care

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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.

Company 300 Contract Approved

On Sept. 1, the Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously approved the Company 300 addendum to the Local 1991 Professionals contract. Congratulations to our newest group of members!

Company 300 Tentative Agreement Reached!

On June 10, the Local 1991 bargaining team reached a historic tentative agreement for all union-eligible employees moving from Company 300 to Company 410 (Professionals). The agreement, which is an addendum to the existing Professionals contract, must still be ratified by employees in the Professionals bargaining unit, as well as the Public Health Trust and the County Commission.

New Contract Seminar March 26

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Local 1991 Wins $118,200 in Back Pay for Members

Want an example of how the union can make your life better? Here’s four recent stories of members who got the money they were due after the union intervened to help.

County Commission Approves 2% Gain Sharing Payment

On March 18, the County Commission approved the 2% gain sharing payment for Jackson employees. Unless the Mayor vetoes (we don’t think he will), the money will show up in April paychecks.

Staffing Campaign in the ER Produces Results

An active campaign to address short staffing and other issues in the ER at Jackson Main resulted in a recent meeting in which management committed to increasing staff and improving ratios in the ER.

PHT Approves 2% Gain-Sharing Payment and 5% Returns to Paychecks

A lively, occasionally excruciating, debate at today’s PHT meeting ended with a 4-1 vote approving the 2% gain-sharing agreement between Jackson and its unions. Meanwhile, in tomorrow’s paycheck, employees will see the first increase in take-home pay in four years!

Final Agreements on 5% and Gain-sharing

The SEIU Local 1991 bargaining team and JHS management tentatively agreed to stop taking the 5% healthcare concession retroactive to Jan. 19, 2014. JHS also agreed to a one-time 2% gain-sharing payment. Click to read the agreements and get the ratification schedule.

Bargaining Units Approve 5% and 3% Agreements

Jackson’s nurses, attending physicians and healthcare professionals overwhelming approved contract agreements that will, once approved by the County Commission, result in larger paychecks for all eligible members of the bargaining units.

Local 1991 Highlights in 2013

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BIG WIN on the 5% for SEIU Local 1991!

Months of fighting for an end to the 5% contribution have come to a close, resulting in a big win for the nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals of Jackson Health System. Click to read the details.

Ratification Schedule for 5% and 3% Agreements

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It’s Groundhog Day… Again…for 5% Win

First, the good news: We won! The County Commission voted 8-5 to return the 5% to county workers. The bad news: eight isn’t enough to be veto proof.

Commission Votes to Return the 5%!

A grueling and contentious 12-hour hearing for seven county unions ended Dec.5 with an 8-3 vote in favor of returning the 5% to county employees. The Mayor may veto the decision, which would trigger another vote to override his veto, as occured when the Commission approved the 5% for Solid Waste workers earlier this fall.

Jackson Turns Out to Win 5% for Sister Union

Jackson employees showed up in force at the County Commission to help a sister union get its 5% back, winning the issue 8-4. Next up: We work on our 5%!

Eight New Staff Added in PT and OT

With the help of active members in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, SEIU 1991 began pushing management to address the inadequate staffing levels in their areas, with the result that four new staff were added in each unit.

Hurricane Pay Agreement

Local 1991 won our grievance related to hurricane pay for August 26, 2012. Affected employees who have yet to receive the agreed upon compensation for their time should contact the union office at union@seiu1991.org. Should you have any questions, click …