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”

SEIU 1991 President Vicki Gonzalez speaks to Univision about the nursing staffing crisis

The Florida Hospital Association projects that the state faces a shortfall of nearly 60,000 nurses by the year 2035. According to the FHA, 70 percent of Florida hospitals are already experiencing critical staffing shortages, with one in four nurses and one in three critical care nurses resigning. On Monday, May 2, 2022, SEIU Local 1991Continue reading “SEIU 1991 President Vicki Gonzalez speaks to Univision about the nursing staffing crisis”

Nurse Week & Hospital Week 2022 Schedule

Jackson Health System nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals have overcome immense challenges over the two years they have worked and lived through the COVID-19 pandemic. They have faced the threat of furloughs and pay cuts, overcome illness, endured the pressure brought on by labor shortages, and juggled their work and personal obligations during this demandingContinue reading “Nurse Week & Hospital Week 2022 Schedule”

Happy Lab Week 2022 from SEIU Local 1991

It’s Lab Week! SEIU Local 1991 celebrates the Medical Technologists across Jackson Health System who work behind the scenes performing complex lab tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. According to the CDC, 70 percent of today’s medical decisions depend on laboratory test results, showing the crucial role of med techs andContinue reading “Happy Lab Week 2022 from SEIU Local 1991”

Happy Occupational Therapy Month from SEIU Local 1991

For Occupational Therapy Month, SEIU Local 1991 is highlighting the important work of Jackson Health System occupational therapists. OTs help patients recovering from illness and injuries to improve function, resume everyday activities, and regain lost skills. Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages. They help children develop the skills needed to play, socialize, andContinue reading “Happy Occupational Therapy Month from SEIU Local 1991”

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visits Jackson Memorial Hospital

On Friday, April 22, 2022, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Jackson Memorial Hospital and hosted a roundtable discussion with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers about their experiences working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. He addressed burnout and healthcare workforce turnover. The Surgeon General said his office is working onContinue reading “U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visits Jackson Memorial Hospital”