Working Together To Save Our Earth!

We save patients every day.  SEIU activists also work to save the earth.  Our labor management partnership is forging ahead with great momentum as the Climate Committee brings forth another successful endeavor.  Our very own Elizabeth Joseph, NE, Yahaira Colon, SLP, Caitlin Maclaren, CSN, Marlene Arzola, RTS, and Jude Pierre, CSN, have led the initiativeContinue reading ” Working Together To Save Our Earth!”

400 Trees Planted! Thank you Climate Committee For Another Great Event

Congratulations to our climate committee and their first ever tree planting event! Despite tropical storm conditions our dedicated climate committee co-chair Yahaira Colon, SLP, along with her husband Ryan Colon, Mike Nolan, PT from Jackson North and Marcella Arroyo, CSN from Jackson West, showed up and planted 400 trees.  Another environmental conservation mission accomplished, followingContinue reading “400 Trees Planted! Thank you Climate Committee For Another Great Event”

Let’s save the earth and plant some trees together

SEIU Local 1991 President Vicki González and Climate Committee Co-Chairs Yahaira Colón and Caitlin MacLaren invite you, your family, and friends to Million Trees Miami, a community-wide campaign to plant one million trees and achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover in Miami-Dade County. Let’s do our part to give back to our environment byContinue reading “Let’s save the earth and plant some trees together”

All Social Workers and CMH Counselors win pay raises up to 25.2%

As Jackson Health System onboards more Social Workers to meet patient needs, market adjustments are pushing wages upward. SEIU Local 1991 has negotiated significant step increases and pay raises for the following job classifications: Social Worker, BSW 16.8% pay increase   Clinical Social Worker, MSW & Clinical Social Worker Transplant12.6% pay increase LCSW & Jail Diversion CorrectionsContinue reading “All Social Workers and CMH Counselors win pay raises up to 25.2%”

Jackson Health System Featured in U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Healthcare Worker Burnout

On Friday, April 22, 2022, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Jackson Memorial Hospital. He hosted a roundtable discussion with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers about their experiences working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Murthy, a Miami native, addressed burnout and healthcare workforce turnover. He said his office was draftingContinue reading “Jackson Health System Featured in U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Healthcare Worker Burnout”

Miami Street Named After Union Legend

May 23, 2022 The City of Miami honored William W. Riley, a longtime IBEW Business Manager, during a street renaming ceremony on Monday. Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami co-designated NW 16th Terrace between NW 17th Avenue and NW 15th Street as “William ‘Billy’ W. Riley Way.” William was born in Miami in 1945Continue reading “Miami Street Named After Union Legend”

SEIU 1991 member shares his story in Miami Herald op-ed

South Florida’s housing crisis is placing an immense burden on families and workers. Miami-Dade has become one of the most unaffordable places to live in the United States, and rents have increased at least 30 percent in the past year alone. Lifelong Miami-Dade residents are getting priced out, and low-wage earners bear the brunt ofContinue reading “SEIU 1991 member shares his story in Miami Herald op-ed”