All of us here at Jackson have been on the frontlines of the global pandemic, fighting tirelessly for those who need us. We have stood by our community here in Miami-Dade, making sure every single resident gets the care they need. Now, we need politicians in Tallahassee to stand by us. We need to remindContinue reading “TAKE ACTION AGAINST BAD LEGISLATION”
The Florida Legislature is considering ending the Defined Benefit Plan for new hires. This Defined Benefit plan provides a fixed income benefit, based on a formula, guaranteeing a set dollar amount for your retirement (like social security). At JHS we are all currently eligible for either the State of Florida (FRS) or the Jackson fixedContinue reading “Our Retirement Plan Targeted in Tallahassee — WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU”
Mini-Town Halls & Visits Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 5PM 4960 SW 72 Ave, Suite 208 Miami, FL 33155 Rep. Carlos Curbelo Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 4 PM 12851 SW 42nd St, Suite 131 Miami, FL 33175 Sen. Marco Rubio Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 6PM Town Hall with Rise Up Florida and MiamiContinue reading “Congress is Home This Week. Time to Knock on Their Doors.”
One week ago, on Jan. 12, the Florida Legislature opened its 2016 regular session with more than 700 bills filed, old wounds festering between House and Senate and a smug Governor crowing about his corporate welfare plans and support for fellow billionaire Donald Trump. Thousands of teachers and community activists descended on Tallahassee to rallyContinue reading “Legislative Update: Session Begins with Health Policy Bills”
SEIU Local 1991 will once again be traveling to Tallahassee where we will lobby for healthcare funding, advocate for legislation that will help our patients and fight off damaging bills. This year’s trip is February 17 and 18, 2016. Register by January 25 to participate! Click here to sign up for Lobby Day! (The Lobby day listContinue reading “Sign Up for Lobby Day 2016!”
May 28, a coalition of health advocates converged on the Hialeah offices of state Rep. Jose Oliva to deliver a petition from thousands of Floridians who demand that the Legislature expand Medicaid. It was one of several actions around the state in the run up to the special session that began on June 1.
The Medicaid expansion debate can be confusing. Read this handy reference that explains the impact of expansion on the people in our Miami-Dade community and our safety-net hospital system. It’s time to take action!