A grueling and contentious 12-hour hearing for seven county unions ended Dec.5 with an 8-3 vote in favor of returning the 5% to county employees. The Mayor may veto the decision, which would trigger another vote to override his veto, as occured when the Commission approved the 5% for Solid Waste workers earlier this fall.
Category Archives: Union Victories
Jackson Turns Out to Win 5% for Sister Union
Jackson employees showed up in force at the County Commission to help a sister union get its 5% back, winning the issue 8-4. Next up: We work on our 5%!
Eight New Staff Added in PT and OT
With the help of active members in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, SEIU 1991 began pushing management to address the inadequate staffing levels in their areas, with the result that four new staff were added in each unit.
Hurricane Pay Agreement
Local 1991 won our grievance related to hurricane pay for August 26, 2012. Affected employees who have yet to receive the agreed upon compensation for their time should contact the union office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions, click the link below to read or print the entire agreement or the Jackson pay policyContinue reading “Hurricane Pay Agreement”
Part Time to Full Time Conversions
In January, our union negotiated with JHS management to create a process that would allow all part-time CSNs (both the 12 1/2-hour shift and 8-hour shift) to convert to full-time status. To get converted, part-time employees had to work a full-time schedule at least nine out of the twelve weeks between January 6 and MarchContinue reading “Part Time to Full Time Conversions”
New Uniform Policy is Official!
Big Victory in Tentative Deal to End Outsourcing of Main ER and Rape Treatment Center
Weeks of discussions have produced a settlement agreement with JHS management that achieves victory on several pending class action grievances, stops the PL deduction and, most importantly, saves the jobs of our doctors and nurse practioners who work in all JHS ERs. The settlement also clears the path for us to begin applying savings made from the efficiencies we are finding toward reducing the 5 percent insurance contribution.
Union Victory for Overtime Payment Issues!
After a meeting with President Martha Baker, RN, management has agreed to hold off on their plans to take back money from members who were overpaid, due to errors in Jackson’s payroll system — a huge victory for our members! Management has agreed to look at all accusations of overpayment to evaluate if they willContinue reading “Union Victory for Overtime Payment Issues!”
Safe Patient Handling Program Launched!
The Safe Patient Handling Program, which was initiated by SEIU Local 1991 and jointly accomplished by labor and management, has finally come to fruition!
Jackson South’s OB Unit Saved!
Our union celebrates a huge victory on Thursday, July 8th, after county commissioners voted to keep Jackson South’s OB Unit open, overturning the PHT Board’s previous decision to close our vitally important maternity center. Local 1991 members and community supporters packed the commission meeting to protest the unit’s closing, which the PHT Board approved despiteContinue reading “Jackson South’s OB Unit Saved!”