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!
On Dec. 10, the SEIU Local 1991 bargaining team sat at the table with management to go over pending issues. Read on for a summary of where we are on the 5%, bonus pay and step raises.
As you know, Jackson management made an agreement with SEIU Local 1991 to convert part-time personnel who were working full-time hours back to full-time status. Those who worked at least three shifts a week for at least nine of the twelve weeks ending March 30, 2013, were to be converted back to full time. AsContinue reading “Part-Time to Full-Time Conversions”
Efforts to reduce injuries associated with patient handling are often based on tradition and personal experience rather than scientific evidence. The paper linked below summarizes current evidence for interventions designed to reduce caregiver injuries, a significant problem for decades. Despite strong evidence, published over three decades, the most commonly used strategies have strong evidence that demonstrateContinue reading “Safe Patient Handling Research”
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.
More than two dozen stewards gathered last week for an all-day workshop held at Local 1991 offices in Miami Gardens.
“It was very informative and empowering,” said Esther Cazo, RN, a clinical staff nurse from the Jackson South OR who attended the workshop.
Safe staffing and patient safety are our top concerns as healthcare professionals. You can have a direct effect on Jackson’s staffing decisions by joining the campaign to report every instance where patient safety could be compromised by insufficient staffing. Below are the steps you should take if you believe unsafe staffing is occuring in yourContinue reading “Take Action on Safe Staffing”
This Thursday is the steward training session for anyone who has not received it. You will find it enlightening and empowering! The March 21 session begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and runs until 5 p.m. If you have not RSVP’d, now is the time to do that. Remember to bring the member list andContinue reading “Steward Training – March 21”