Our endorsements for the 2018 General elections in November are now available. Here you will find attachments for SEIU Local 1991s endorsements for both Miami-Dade and Broward County as well as a brief rationale for the Florida Constitutional amendments we have chosen to endorse. Please feel free to print these and take them to theContinue reading “2018 SEIU Endorsed Palm Cards for Miami-Dade and Broward”
SEIU Local 1991 has endorsed Eileen Higgins for Miami-Dade District 5 County Commissioner. Early voting begins June 9 and goes through June 17. Election Day is June 19th. Go to this website to see the District 5 map: https://gisweb.miamidade.gov/countycommission/index.html… If you live in District 5, you can help elect another strong, female progressive onto the CountyContinue reading “SEIU Endorses Eileen Higgins for District 5 County Commissioner”
Volunteer July 26 and Aug. 16 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9847 E Fern St., Palmetto Bay RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember how tough it was to get our 5% back from the Mayor and Commission? If Tuesday’s county budget hearing was any indication, things are about to get a lot tougher for county workers. As bargainingContinue reading “Make a Difference on the County Commission!”
The County Commission meets today to discuss the budget proposed by Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The budget contains major service cuts as the Mayor attempts to shift the blame from his management to the hard-working employees who keep the place running every day.
The County budget process will have an effect on the working conditions and pay of many county employees. As Mayor Gimenez looks to fill his budget hole on the backs of county workers, it’s time to pay attention.
Rep. Michael Bileca wouldn’t respond to the press and refused to meet with us when we showed up at his office to ask him a simple question — Where does he stand on the amendment to take away the County Commission’s final say over labor contracts at Jackson?
On Thursday, a House committee approved tacking on seven amendments to a health care bill. The worst one proposes to take away the Miami-Dade County Commission’s power to approve labor contracts with employees at Jackson Health System. We’re fighting this one all the way.
On March 18, the County Commission approved the 2% gain sharing payment for Jackson employees. Unless the Mayor vetoes (we don’t think he will), the money will show up in April paychecks.
The SEIU Local 1991 bargaining team and JHS management tentatively agreed to stop taking the 5% healthcare concession retroactive to Jan. 19, 2014. JHS also agreed to a one-time 2% gain-sharing payment. Click to read the agreements and get the ratification schedule.