DROP plan victory

The Union was recently able to successfully negotiate a “cost neutral” DROP program similar to the FRS for the PHT retirement plan — a major victory as the DROP adds an important savings dimension to the PHT’s retirement plan.  The DROP for the PHT plan is effective January 1, 2020.  If you have any questions, pleaseContinue reading “DROP plan victory”

Victory for Case Managers, RN!

This morning SEIU 1991 President Martha Baker, RN and Executive Board Member and RN Case Manager Angela Freshley-Fairchild, RN met with Charkes Nesbitt and Labor Relations to impact bargain JHS’s unilateral decision to create positions titled Case Manager, RN 1 and Case Manager, RN 2. Angela Freshley-Fairchild has worked hard to ensure that this importantContinue reading “Victory for Case Managers, RN!”

Company 300 Positions Become Union Eligible

In December 2018, around thirty previously non-union job classifications were “unit clarified” into SEIU 1991’s Professionals Bargaining Unit.  As a result, nearly a hundred previously non-union Jackson employees are now union eligible.  We welcome them all to the SEIU 1991 family.  Below is a link to the full MOU describing how the movement to unionContinue reading “Company 300 Positions Become Union Eligible”

2018 Midterm Election Results

SEIU Local 1991 would like to congratulate Annette Taddeo, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Donna Shalala for Congress on winning their respective seats last night! Amendment #4 passing and returning the right to vote to millions of Floridians is another positive outcome of Election Night, one that should play a significant role in elections to come. This is a long termContinue reading “2018 Midterm Election Results”

Local 1991 Recognized at SEIU Convention

The recent SEIU convention in Detroit marked a milestone in the continued success of Local 1991, thanks in great measure to the hard work of our active members. Local 1991 was well represented by board members Martha Baker, RN, Barbara Scollon, RN, Vicki Gonzalez, RN, Maggie Pena, BSW, Denise Glass, RN, Yolanda Tecson, RN, Carla Quigley,Continue reading “Local 1991 Recognized at SEIU Convention”

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.

Company 300 Tentative Agreement Reached!

On June 10, the Local 1991 bargaining team reached a historic tentative agreement for all union-eligible employees moving from Company 300 to Company 410 (Professionals). The agreement, which is an addendum to the existing Professionals contract, must still be ratified by employees in the Professionals bargaining unit, as well as the Public Health Trust and the County Commission.