Celebrating 25 Years of Ryder Trauma

As part of Jackson Health System’s celebration of Ryder Trauma Center’s 25th anniversary, former and current members of the Ryder Trauma team Have been sharing their reflections on the trauma center’s important history, and the impact it has made on them and the South Florida community. In the 1980s, the trauma network in Miami-Dade CountyContinue reading “Celebrating 25 Years of Ryder Trauma”

Miami Votes: Hundreds Rally for Early Vote – and Tacos

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR OCT. 24 Media contact: Rebecca Wakefield rebecca@seiu1991.org 305 804-7051 for English, Natalia Jaramillo, natalia.jaramillo@1199.org, (305) 780-3013 for Spanish WHAT: Early Voting Celebration with Taco Trucks and the Love Bus WHEN: Monday, Oct. 24, 12p.m.- 1:30p.m. WHERE: Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 NW 12th Ave. (the Alamo Park area in center of campus) WHO: Hosted by Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill, SEIU Local 1991, AFSCME Local 1363, FloridaContinue reading “Miami Votes: Hundreds Rally for Early Vote – and Tacos”

Jackson Healthcare Pros to Tallahassee: Walk in Our Shoes

 Press Advisory: Rebecca Wakefield 305 804-7051 rebecca@seiu1991.org As gridlock grips Tallahassee over health care policy, frustrated nurses and doctors from South Florida will deliver flip flops to Governor Rick Scott and their worn-out shoes to House leaders who claim that only Gucci loafer-wearing lobbyists want Medicaid expansion. On April 15-16, 100 nurses, doctors and healthcareContinue reading “Jackson Healthcare Pros to Tallahassee: Walk in Our Shoes”


TENTATIVE LABOR/MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS REACHED   Miami, FL – Jackson Health System and SEIU Local 1991 have signed tentative agreements for three-year contracts for nurses and other healthcare professionals. The ground-breaking contracts –  hammered out over several months – end a wage freeze that began in 2010 and establish a unique partnership between employees and management toContinue reading “TENTATIVE LABOR/MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS REACHED”

Historic Tentative Agreement Returns Steps, Offers Parity and Establishes Mandatory Staffing Ratios

The contract hammered out over the last several weeks by the members of your Local 1991 bargaining team is one of the best we’ve ever had! This tentative agreement, which must still be ratified, is not only great for members – it’s making history. We negotiated unprecedented mandated staffing ratios with real teeth. We got steps turned back on and fixed issues of wage compression for hundreds of employees caught in the recession cut backs. And much more.

Herald Series on Healthcare Pricing

Miami Herald and WLRN have launched a series on healthcare pricing in South Florida that The series shows just how hard it is for consumers, and even employers like Miami-Dade County, to figure out the best use of their healthcare dollars. That’s because insurers and providers typically don’t provide their pricing information. President Martha Baker,Continue reading “Herald Series on Healthcare Pricing”

SEIU and Healthcare Activists Target “Coverage Gap” Voters in Republican Districts

ADVISORY FROM SEIU FLORIDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 Contact: Rebecca Wakefield, rebecca@seiu1991.org, 305 804-7051 SEIU and Healthcare Activists Target “Coverage Gap” Voters in Republican Districts Tallahassee, FL – Utterly appalled by the Florida Legislature’s refusal to expand healthcare to eligible residents in their districts, SEIU Florida and its allies are reaching out directly toContinue reading “SEIU and Healthcare Activists Target “Coverage Gap” Voters in Republican Districts”

Nurses, Doctors, Healthcare Professionals Get Out the Vote for Jackson Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rebecca Wakefield Rebecca@seiu1991.org (305) 804-7051 Nurses, Doctors Take on Their Most Critical Case – Saving Jackson Healthcare professionals have begun their own campaign for the public hospital, one that includes billboards, airplane banners, tele-town halls, radio ads and mailers. MIAMI – The nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals at Jackson Health System,Continue reading “Nurses, Doctors, Healthcare Professionals Get Out the Vote for Jackson Bond”