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.
Category Archives: Union Activities
Staffing Ratios – Monitoring Compliance
Over the past year, Jackson has hired hundreds of nurses in order to prepare for this day, but we know some areas are still falling short. Now that the deadline is upon us, our union is launching a campaign to monitor nurse assignments and demand management find solutions to reach compliance, as required by our contract.
Join the National Nurse-to-Nurse Conversation
At a time when our healthcare system is changing faster than ever, we’re bringing together SEIU nurses from across the country on Oct. 14 to share ideas through an online forum about how to create the nursing workforce of the future. Find out how to participate!
Company 300 Contract Approved
On Sept. 1, the Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously approved the Company 300 addendum to the Local 1991 Professionals contract. Congratulations to our newest group of members!
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.
Retirement Seminars for 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”