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 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%!
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.
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 email@example.com. Should you have any questions, click …
In January, our union negotiated with JHS management to create a process that would allow all part-time CSNs (both the 12 1/2-hour shift and 8-hour shift) to convert to full-time status. To get converted, part-time employees had to work a …
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Weeks of discussions have produced a settlement agreement with JHS management that achieves victory on several pending class action grievances, stops the PL deduction and, most importantly, saves the jobs of our doctors and nurse practioners who work in all JHS ERs. The settlement also clears the path for us to begin applying savings made from the efficiencies we are finding toward reducing the 5 percent insurance contribution.
After a meeting with President Martha Baker, RN, management has agreed to hold off on their plans to take back money from members who were overpaid, due to errors in Jackson’s payroll system — a huge victory for our members! …
The Safe Patient Handling Program, which was initiated by SEIU Local 1991 and jointly accomplished by labor and management, has finally come to fruition!
Our union celebrates a huge victory on Thursday, July 8th, after county commissioners voted to keep Jackson South’s OB Unit open, overturning the PHT Board’s previous decision to close our vitally important maternity center. Local 1991 members and community supporters …
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott finally agreed to release the $35 million in Low-Income Pool funding for Jackson Health System, which was approved by the Legislature in the 2009-2010 budget. This was a day after scores of our members flooded Gov. Scott’s inbox with emails, urging him to approve the funding for Jackson.
SEIU 1991 is thrilled to announce that Stephanie Mair, RN, has been reinstated to her job at Jackson Memorial’s Mother/Baby unit with back pay and benefits after the union intervened on her behalf.
Our union has reached a win-win settlement of our arbitration on maintaining the option for full-time RNs to work 12 ½ hour shifts three days one week and four shifts the next OR three shifts and three shifts, with mutual agreement.
After a series of crucial meetings, Jackson’s administration has decided against closing the Wound Care Center at Jackson South, thanks to the persistence of members Doris Rahming, RN, a Local 1991 officer, and Kim Fernandez, RN.