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Victory for Case Managers, RN!

This morning SEIU 1991 President Martha Baker, RN and Executive Board Member and RN Case Manager Angela Freshley-Fairchild, RN met with Charkes Nesbitt and Labor Relations to impact bargain JHS’s unilateral decision to create positions titled Case Manager, RN 1 …

Flyer Depot

If you missed one of our recent flyers, you can copy, paste and print them here. Working People’s Day of Action, 2/24 Bargaining 2017 – 2020 survey Welcome to our open house March_Membership_Meetings Miami Beach Pride – April …

Central 6 Team Calls for Safer Patient Care

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Safe Patient Handling Project Testing New Equipment

A joint labor and management project to make lifting and handling patients at Jackson safer will soon be implemented for the first units to receive ceiling lifts and mobile equipment. Training will run from Feb. 9 – April 8.

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.

Safe Patient Handling Contract Signed

Lifting and handling patients at Jackson Health System is about to get safer for employees and patients, thanks to a new contract recently signed with safe-lift contractor ArjoHuntleigh. It’s a big step forward for the labor management partnership JHS and …

QNCD: Staffing Ratios Update

New nurse-to-patient staffing ratios were negotiated in the current contract.The Quality Nursing and Career Development Committee (QNCD), comprised of Local 1991 members and JHS management, has been working to evaluate the number of nurses needed on each unit and make sure jobs are posted and hired and trained to meet the ratios. Progress is slowly being made throughout the system as hundreds of RNS are hired to get to full compliance by Oct. 1, 2015.

New Contract Seminar March 26

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Membership Blitz – March 1- 31!

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Labor and Management Partnership to Improve Staffing Ratios

The Quality Nursing and Career Development Committee launched its first meeting Feb. 20 to begin improving staffing ratios throughout the system. Local 1991 negotiated new nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in the 2014-2017 contract.

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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Bargaining Update: Management Takes Aim at Step Raises, COLA

As bargaining for the 2014-2017 contract opened July 1, management announced that Jackson is expecting a $22 million surplus this year — then proposed freezing steps for three more years, no COLA and several other concessions aimed at our pocketbooks!

Steward Stories – Donna Bent

Donna Bent, RN, is a critical care nurse in the ICU at Jackson North and one of the strongest steward leaders in the facility. The London-born nurse has worked at Jackson since 1998. She began at JMH, but became really …

Steward Stories – Stephanie Ellis

Stephanie Ellis, MSW, is a community health counselor at  Jackson North Community Mental Health Center. Ellis previously worked at Barry University and Miami Bridge. When she came to Jackson more than ten years ago, she joined Local 1991 in orientation …

Apply Now to Convert from Part-Time to Full-Time

The good news is there’s now a process for part-time Jackson employees who work full time to convert their status. The bad news: they must apply for posted positions. Don’t miss your opportunity!

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.

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.