The Quality Nursing and Career Development Committee launched its first meeting Feb. 20 to begin improving staffing ratios throughout the system. Local 1991 negotiated new nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in the 2014-2017 contract.
Carla Quigley, RN, ASN, MS, CCRN, spent 18 years at Jackson before she fully understood a basic truth about the public hospital — it’s incredibly complicated and difficult to change. Quigley, who has spent more than seven years as either nurse manager or associate nurse manger at Ryder Trauma Center, learned that lesson when she spentContinue reading “Trauma Center Nurse Manager Fights for Staffing”
As bargaining for the 2014-2017 contract opened July 1, management announced that Jackson is expecting a $22 million surplus this year — then proposed freezing steps for three more years, no COLA and several other concessions aimed at our pocketbooks!
Donna Bent, RN, is a critical care nurse in the ICU at Jackson North and one of the strongest steward leaders in the facility. The London-born nurse has worked at Jackson since 1998. She began at JMH, but became really active with Local 1991 when she transferred to Jackson North in 2006. “Staffing was horrendous,”Continue reading “Steward Stories – Donna Bent”
Stephanie Ellis, MSW, is a community health counselor at Jackson North Community Mental Health Center. Ellis previously worked at Barry University and Miami Bridge. When she came to Jackson more than ten years ago, she joined Local 1991 in orientation due to some good advice from her mother, who spent 30 years as a clerkContinue reading “Steward Stories – Stephanie Ellis”
The good news is there’s now a process for part-time Jackson employees who work full time to convert their status. The bad news: they must apply for posted positions. Don’t miss your opportunity!
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.
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.