SEIU Local 1991 has joined in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association, seeking to stop the 3 percent pay cut on teachers, school employees, nurses, healthcare workers and other employees imposed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The lawsuit asserts that the Legislature enacted legislation that was unconstitutional whenContinue reading “SEIU Joins Lawsuit Against the State of Florida Over Pension Reforms”
Category Archives: Member Activism
Local 1991 Members Travel to D.C. for 10.2.10 March!
On Oct. 2, 2010 SEIU Local 1991 members joined thousands of other groups for a historic march in Washington D.C. The “One Nation Working Together” rally at the Lincoln Memorial brought together a coalition of labor groups and civil rights activists fighting for jobs, immigration reform, economic opportunities and better education. The day started atContinue reading “Local 1991 Members Travel to D.C. for 10.2.10 March!”
Jackson South’s OB Unit Saved!
Our union celebrates a huge victory on Thursday, July 8th, after county commissioners voted to keep Jackson South’s OB Unit open, overturning the PHT Board’s previous decision to close our vitally important maternity center. Local 1991 members and community supporters packed the commission meeting to protest the unit’s closing, which the PHT Board approved despiteContinue reading “Jackson South’s OB Unit Saved!”
Members Kick Off Political Season at West Palm Beach Conference!
Local 1991 members traveled to West Palm Beach on Saturday, July 24 to participate in the Democracy at Work conference where attendees received the latest updates on political races and learned the importance of voting in the upcoming elections. About 500 SEIU members from across Florida attended the daylong conference. The day started with aContinue reading “Members Kick Off Political Season at West Palm Beach Conference!”
$35 Million Released for Jackson, Thanks to the Work of our Members!
Gov. Rick Scott finally agreed to release the $35 million in Low-Income Pool funding for Jackson Health System, which was approved by the Legislature in the 2009-2010 budget. This was a day after scores of our members flooded Gov. Scott’s inbox with emails, urging him to approve the funding for Jackson. Thanks to all ofContinue reading “$35 Million Released for Jackson, Thanks to the Work of our Members!”