Want an example of how the union can make your life better? Here’s four recent stories of members who got the money they were due after the union intervened to help.
On March 18, the County Commission approved the 2% gain sharing payment for Jackson employees. Unless the Mayor vetoes (we don’t think he will), the money will show up in April paychecks.
An active campaign to address short staffing and other issues in the ER at Jackson Main resulted in a recent meeting in which management committed to increasing staff and improving ratios in the ER.
A lively, occasionally excruciating, debate at today’s PHT meeting ended with a 4-1 vote approving the 2% gain-sharing agreement between Jackson and its unions. Meanwhile, in tomorrow’s paycheck, employees will see the first increase in take-home pay in four years!
The SEIU Local 1991 bargaining team and JHS management tentatively agreed to stop taking the 5% healthcare concession retroactive to Jan. 19, 2014. JHS also agreed to a one-time 2% gain-sharing payment. Click to read the agreements and get the ratification schedule.
Jackson’s nurses, attending physicians and healthcare professionals overwhelming approved contract agreements that will, once approved by the County Commission, result in larger paychecks for all eligible members of the bargaining units.
Months of fighting for an end to the 5% contribution have come to a close, resulting in a big win for the nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals of Jackson Health System. Click to read the details.
First, the good news: We won! The County Commission voted 8-5 to return the 5% to county workers. The bad news: eight isn’t enough to be veto proof.