Our Retirement Plan Targeted in Tallahassee — WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

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”

Big news: Launching Health Heroes campaign

The public has reached from every corner of our community to express thanks for our lifesaving efforts.   They understand that we put our lives — and the health of our families — at risk, as caregivers on the frontlines protecting our community.   To join with our supporters and amplify this outpouring of support,Continue reading “Big news: Launching Health Heroes campaign”

Message from President Martha Baker, RN: IEB Update

Last month I attended SEIU’s International Executive Board (IEB) meeting and was reinvigorated by the conversation. We talked not just about the critical work being done by our local unions — but about the organization’s bold, global vision for the future. SEIU believes in a vision of a more just society, where all workers are valuedContinue reading “Message from President Martha Baker, RN: IEB Update”

Victory for Case Managers, RN!

This morning SEIU 1991 President Martha Baker, RN and Executive Board Member and RN Case Manager Angela Freshley-Fairchild, RN met with Charkes Nesbitt and Labor Relations to impact bargain JHS’s unilateral decision to create positions titled Case Manager, RN 1 and Case Manager, RN 2. Angela Freshley-Fairchild has worked hard to ensure that this importantContinue reading “Victory for Case Managers, RN!”

Members Stand Up for Healthcare

    SEIU Local 1991 members have joined in unity to promote their support for gubernational candidate and Mayor of Tallahasse, Andrew Gillum. Healthcare decisions today are being made in the politcal arena and Gillum believes that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and promises to fight to expand Medicaid while also strengthening the Affordable CareContinue reading “Members Stand Up for Healthcare”

SEIU Endorses Eileen Higgins for District 5 County Commissioner

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”

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!”