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!”

Flyer Depot

If you missed one of our recent flyers, you can copy, paste and print them here. Working People’s Day of Action, 2/24 Bargaining 2017 – 2020 survey Welcome to our open house March_Membership_Meetings Miami Beach Pride – April 9 What Your Union Did in 2016: 2016 Year in Review Get the Flu Shot! WhyContinue reading “Flyer Depot”

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.

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.