Labor Management Partnership Launches

More than 100 Local 1991 members and Jackson managers recently launched an exciting new partnership to transform Jackson’s culture into one of constant learning and collaboration at all levels. The group came together to learn about the process and begin training to work in teams to tackle issues in their areas.

Safe Patient Handling Contract Signed

Lifting and handling patients at Jackson Health System is about to get safer for employees and patients, thanks to a new contract recently signed with safe-lift contractor ArjoHuntleigh. It’s a big step forward for the labor management partnership JHS and Local 1991 created to implement safe patient handling throughout the system. This project’s goals are to improveContinue reading “Safe Patient Handling Contract Signed”

QNCD: Staffing Ratios Update

New nurse-to-patient staffing ratios were negotiated in the current contract.The Quality Nursing and Career Development Committee (QNCD), comprised of Local 1991 members and JHS management, has been working to evaluate the number of nurses needed on each unit and make sure jobs are posted and hired and trained to meet the ratios. Progress is slowly being made throughout the system as hundreds of RNS are hired to get to full compliance by Oct. 1, 2015.

Fight for $15 – April 15 Events

National Day of Action: join the Fight for $15 on 4/15. On April 15, working people, students, faith organizations, union members, and others in communities across the country will stand together for a national day of action to call for higher wages, union rights, and better jobs. Just over two years ago, hundreds of people who work inContinue reading “Fight for $15 – April 15 Events”