In December 2018, around thirty previously non-union job classifications were “unit clarified” into SEIU 1991’s Professionals Bargaining Unit. As a result, nearly a hundred previously non-union Jackson employees are now union eligible. We welcome them all to the SEIU 1991 family. Below is a link to the full MOU describing how the movement to unionContinue reading “Company 300 Positions Become Union Eligible”
QNCD Committee members gave updates about staffing at JHS hospitals. They reported that staffing is trending in the right direction at Jackson North. However, there are staffing challenges at Jackson South due to several issues. Among them, an increase in the census as well as maternity leaves and call-ins. Jackson Main is also working toContinue reading “QNCD 2-1-18 Meeting”
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”
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”
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”
All three contracts have been approved by our members, the Public Health Trust and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. The contract goes into effect on December 3, 2017. It’s a strong contract that includes pay raises for everyone, no increases to Jackson First and very affordable premiums for the other insurance plans during theContinue reading “Contract News”
A spot check on staffing conducted earlier this month by SEIU Local 1991 members showed improvements in some areas, but persistent challenges in others. This was the second spot check conducted by the union to gauge compliance with the new staffing ratios article in the contract.
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.
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.
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.