Aaron Blye

Labor-Management Partnership Leads to Groundbreaking Gains for University of Miami Hospital Patients and Healthcare Workers

umh_union_contract_signing_thumbnail.jpgAt a time when we are seeing significant changes in healthcare and many hospitals are facing layoffs and cutbacks, union members at University of Miami Hospital have found a new way forward. Through hard work, dedication and an unprecedented level of collaboration between 1199SEIU bargaining committee members and University of Miami Hospital management, union members recently approved a union contract that makes historic investments in quality patient care and a brighter future for UMH workers.


RELEASE: University of Miami Hospital and 1199SEIU Caregivers Announce Partnership to Invest in Quality Care and Quality Jobs

Miami, FL – Forging a new era in labor-management relations, University of Miami Hospital employees and management have worked together to negotiate and approve an innovative new union contract that invests in quality patient care and a brighter future for workers at UMH.  The contract, which includes a first-ever education fund for employees, was ratified by UMH workers who are members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.


ADVISORY: University of Miami Hospital and 1199SEIU Caregivers to Announce Partnership and Sign New Union Contract Investing in Quality Care and Quality Jobs

Miami, FL – After finishing contract negotiations with an unprecedented level of collaboration, University of Miami Hospital (UMH) management and employees will sign a union contract, announcing a new partnership that is already making significant improvements in patient care.


Statement of Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida State Council & Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU, on today's Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act: 'We've got our scrubs On'

“SEIU and our Florida members, many of whom are Registered Nurses and healthcare workers on the front lines, are jubilant about today’s Supreme Court decision because we understand firsthand the human and financial toll for four million uninsured Floridians. In contrast, we have witnessed the positive impact that the Affordable Care Act has already had on the health of our state...


Floridians Call on Governor Rick Scott to Stop His Voter Purge

Floridians targeted by Florida Governor Rick Scott’s voter purge held a press conference yesterday calling on the governor to stop the purge and end the discrimination against eligible minority voters. The purge has improperly identified thousands of U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote.