Two more players in the conspiracy to rip apart Jackson have revealed themselves. Janette Nunez, who works for HCA, and Eric Fresen have written the following Miami Herald Letter to the Editor, pushing to privatize Jackson even though 100 percent of those who attended recent town hall meetings were against the move.
A push to make Jackson Health System into a nonprofit, which started last year with a grand jury report, has ended because the commission won’t support it, its sponsor said Wednesday.
After weeks of asking management to give us the real data behind their proposed contract takeaways, they agreed today that they have not yet provided us with necessary numbers and calculations. They said they would work as quickly as possible to provide data. Both sides agreed to postpone today’s bargaining. “Our team is ready toContinue reading “Lack of Data Causes Delay in Bargaining”
Management was adamant at the Aug. 15th bargaining session that they wanted to eliminate the 3/4 schedule for nurses despite evidence our bargaining team presented that the change would not save any money for Jackson and would devastate staffing at Jackson. Management also had minimal data to present to support the $145 million in takeaways they are proposing.
The Chairman of the Hospital Governance Task Force (HGT), Juan Zapata, confirms in this Miami Today article that the Task Force recommendation to turn over Jackson to a private not-for-profit corporation is meant to lessen government oversight.
The financially beleaguered Jackson Health System managed to limp through July, losing about $4 million in a month that leaders earlier this year worried would bring financial catastrophe.
The Safe Patient Handling Program, which was initiated by SEIU Local 1991 and jointly accomplished by labor and management, has finally come to fruition!
Once again, Jackson’s managers attempt to balance Jackson’s deficit budget on the backs of healthcare workers.
During the first RN bargaining session on July 15th, 2011, President Martha Baker, RN, warned Jackson’s managers that taking more from nurses could have consequences that would harm patient care. “Nurses are behind the market already working at 2007 wages,” she said.