SEIU 1991 Bargaining Team Wins 2% COLA

SEIU 1991 concluded negotiations with JHS management, achieving a 2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for ALL bargaining units retroactive to January 1, 2021. This was a significant accomplishment made possible by our determination to present a unified front, standing together with all our extraordinary healthcare professionals. We exchanged a virtual handshake with management agreeing to the key termsContinue reading “SEIU 1991 Bargaining Team Wins 2% COLA”

Hitting the ground running in the New Year

The New Year is here, and we are hitting the ground running getting to work on behalf of our members!   This month we begin COLA (cost of living adjustment) negotiations. You can participate at the three different meeting times below.   COLA Bargaining Dates  Monday, January 13, 3 – 4:30 pm in DTC 270 Wednesday, JanuaryContinue reading “Hitting the ground running in the New Year”

DROP plan victory

The Union was recently able to successfully negotiate a “cost neutral” DROP program similar to the FRS for the PHT retirement plan — a major victory as the DROP adds an important savings dimension to the PHT’s retirement plan.  The DROP for the PHT plan is effective January 1, 2020.  If you have any questions, pleaseContinue reading “DROP plan victory”

Contract Summary

 Contract Summary for RNs and Professionals  Financial Victories! Higher pay, as usual, ranked as a top issue among members who completed the survey.  The Bargaining Team made this issue a priority and found creative ways to put more money in everyone’s pocket. Here’s a list of the financial gains we won! Market Adjustments ranging fromContinue reading “Contract Summary”

Bargaining Update, 9-21-17 Session

Bargaining resumed on September 21, 2017 with a spirited discussion about pay scales.  The JHS Management Team presented their wage proposal which calls for targeted increases.  It is a generous plan because the pay hikes reach across all levels within certain job classifications.  But they are not across the board increases because they’re based on marketContinue reading “Bargaining Update, 9-21-17 Session”

Bargaining Update, September 6th, 2017

Bargaining resumed with the Jackson Health System Management team on September 6th at the SEIU 1991 office in Miami.  With Hurricane Irma threatening to hit southern Florida, the hurricane policy dominated the discussion.  SEIU 1991 President Martha Baker, RN, told management that our members need clarification about scheduling and pay before, during and after aContinue reading “Bargaining Update, September 6th, 2017”

8/4/17 Bargaining Update

Your SEIU Bargaining Team spent the day presenting on pay scales for various job classifications that employees have identified as needing to be increased. Among the job classifications discussed were Speech and Music Therapy, ARNPs and PAs, Nurse Managers, Nurse Educators, Medical Technologists, Social Workers, Wound Care, and Case Managers. These were preliminary presentations, andContinue reading “8/4/17 Bargaining Update”

Bargaining Update – Session 2

We had our second bargaining session on Thursday, June 29, from 9 am to 5 pm at the SEIU 1991 office. We continue working very collaboratively with management for the benefit of our patients and our members. Our collective goal is to find efficiencies that will provide our members with the greatest benefits at the most efficient costContinue reading “Bargaining Update – Session 2”

Bargaining Update – First Session

The opening bargaining session for the 2017-2020 contract took place on Monday, June 26, from 9 pm to 5 pm at DTC 259. “We’re taking a new approach this year,” said SEIU 1991 President Martha Baker, RN. “We want to make the process as productive as possible for our members so we can continue toContinue reading “Bargaining Update – First Session”