2018 Midterm Election Results

SEIU Local 1991 would like to congratulate Annette Taddeo, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Donna Shalala for Congress on winning their respective seats last night! Amendment #4 passing and returning the right to vote to millions of Floridians is another positive outcome of Election Night, one that should play a significant role in elections to come. This is a long termContinue reading “2018 Midterm Election Results”

Be Our Guest at the Gubernatorial Debate!

Want to go to the first Governor’s Debate in South Florida? SEIU 1991 along with the other SEIU locals across the state have coordinated with our community partners the Dream Defenders Action Fund, Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC) Votes, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and Florida Planned Parenthood PAC to host the Florida Freedom Forum – aContinue reading “Be Our Guest at the Gubernatorial Debate!”

Unity is Our Strength!

  SEIU members from Local 1991, 32BJ and 1199 marched and chanted together to show their solidarity as they headed to BayFront Park for an event  called the Working People’s Day of Action.   The Miami event, one of nearly a dozen held in cities across the country, brought together workers from a variety of labor  unionsContinue reading “Unity is Our Strength!”

Jackson Nurse Collects Clothes for the Homeless

SEIU Local 1991 member, Oliver Castellanos, RN, was featured in CNN and several other media outlets recently. This story will warm your heart.  Check it out. http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/health/florida-nurse-clothes-homeless-patients-trnd/index.html Oliver Castellanos: “We are all human beings … we have to help each other out.” (CNN)As a nurse for nearly 30 years at Jackson Health System in Miami,Continue reading “Jackson Nurse Collects Clothes for the Homeless”

Standing Up for Our Community

SEIU Local 1991 was proud to join our partners with the Miami Healthcare Coalition at a town hall at CIC Miami.  The event, which was free and open to the public, was designed to educate and engage area residents about a variety of issues that impact working families in South Florida. SEIU Local 1991 SecretaryContinue reading “Standing Up for Our Community”

Immigration Round Table

  SEIU Local 1991 joined Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a host of advocates for a revealing discussion about the fears immigrants face in South Florida due to stepped up deportations and ICE raids. Magalie Pena Vancol, JHS Social Worker and SEIU Local 1991 Secretary, participated in the immigration roundtable.  She is quoted in thisContinue reading “Immigration Round Table”

Local 1991 Shares Best Practices at SEIU’s International Executive Board Reception

SEIU’s International Executive Board met in Miami to review strategic plans to build a wider movement and stronger union in the 21st century.  The week-long conference included a host of committee meetings that examined a wide range of issues including racial, immigrant and environmental justice.  Local unions, including SEIU Local 1991, also had the chanceContinue reading “Local 1991 Shares Best Practices at SEIU’s International Executive Board Reception”

Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week

Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners held a ceremony in honor of Nurse Practitioner Week.  SEIU Local 1991 President Martha Baker, RN, and Joy Glaze, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who works at the JHS Heart and Transplant Outpatient center, were both recognized at the meeting. Joy Glaze has worked at JHS for 26 years.  SheContinue reading “Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week”

Local 1991 Members Join Hundreds of Nurses at SEIU Nurse Alliance Conference

A team of JHS RN’s and other healthcare professionals shared their knowledge, expertise and union pride at the Nurse Alliance of SEIU Leadership Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.  The three day event included plenaries and a variety of workshops.  SEIU Local 1991 President Martha Baker, RN, gave a presentation about the union’s Labor Management PartnershipContinue reading “Local 1991 Members Join Hundreds of Nurses at SEIU Nurse Alliance Conference”

SEIU Local 1991 and Our Coalition Partners Speak Out Against ACA Repeal Bill

  Click on the link below  to watch a video about SEIU Local 1991 and our partners with The Miami Healthcare Coalition who joined forces to speak out against the Graham-Cassidy bill–the latest failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  Because of a lack of support, the legislation didn’t make it toContinue reading “SEIU Local 1991 and Our Coalition Partners Speak Out Against ACA Repeal Bill”