Last week, Gov. Rick Scott finally agreed to release the $35 million in Low-Income Pool funding for Jackson Health System, which was approved by the Legislature in the 2009-2010 budget. This was a day after scores of our members flooded Gov. Scott’s inbox with emails, urging him to approve the funding for Jackson.
SEIU 1991 is thrilled to announce that Stephanie Mair, RN, has been reinstated to her job at Jackson Memorial’s Mother/Baby unit with back pay and benefits after the union intervened on her behalf.
Our union has reached a win-win settlement of our arbitration on maintaining the option for full-time RNs to work 12 ½ hour shifts three days one week and four shifts the next OR three shifts and three shifts, with mutual agreement.
After a series of crucial meetings, Jackson’s administration has decided against closing the Wound Care Center at Jackson South, thanks to the persistence of members Doris Rahming, RN, a Local 1991 officer, and Kim Fernandez, RN.