Community Parade Honors SEIU 1991 Healthcare Heroes

Just as the community celebrated the Miami Heat, Dolphins, and Marlins championship teams, the South Florida community came out to rally for all of its frontline workers that have served tirelessly and bravely during the pandemic. Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava along with several county commissioners, lead a parade to pay their respect to all Miami-Dade County employees who courageously served on the front lines during the covid pandemic. All first responders including healthcare workers, law enforcement professionals, fire fighters, and other county employees were commended for their heroism.

Many of our members turned out in downtown Miami to help lead the parade. SEIU 1991 heroes rode a double decker bus down Biscayne Boulevard to the cheers of the crowd. Leading the way were president Vicki Gonzalez, RN, and executive Director Martha Baker, RN, along with many of your union representatives and JHS colleagues. 

Martha Baker, RN, was asked by the mayor to address the crowd. “Each and every front line hero deserves the recognition and the collective thanks of our community. While the county was ordered to stay at home during a once in a centennial pandemic, our healthcare heroes came to work to care for the sickest patients in the community, all while still having the burden of their own families safety on their shoulders.” said Martha Baker, RN.

Miami-Dade County officials proclaimed October 30th Hometown Heroes Day to pay their ongoing respect for the sacrifices made by you as a healthcare hero. Every single day we provide world-class care to our community!


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