Florida certified nursing assistant Kaydra Bonamy was recently sworn in as secretary of the southern region of SEIU AFRAM—an African-American caucus within the Service Employees International Union. AFRAM has members from 1199SEIU and other SEIU locals from across the country. Joining Bonamy in her new leadership role is Coy Jones, a political coordinator with 1199SEIU Florida, who is the new president of AFRAM’s southern region. Read More
Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU recently announced they are throwing their enthusiastic support behind five candidates for Boston City Council. They are endorsing incumbents Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi for two at-large seats, Kenzie Bok for District 8, Ricardo Arroyo for District 5, and incumbent Kim Janey for District 7. Read More
1199SEIU member political organizers and retirees converged in Cocoa Beach recently with a mission—to plot a path to success to the 2020 elections. During the two-day convening, we discussed how to take our leadership to the next level and developed plans to get more people to join us as we organize for safer and healthier communities. Read More
The 1,000 members who work as Researchers, Clerical, Library and Technical staff at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan ended four months of negotiations on a high note today.
This week, 7,200 Union healthcare workers represented by CWA 1168, IUOE Local 17 and 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, voted to accept a new collective bargaining agreement with Kaleida Health. The 3-year agreement includes important adjustments to staffing levels, wage increases, and addresses safety concerns brought by employees. The new agreement also includes a $15 per hour minimum wage for all job titles beginning in May 2020, making Kaleida the first large health system in Upstate New York to commit to a living wage. Read More
May 13, 16, 17, 2017 - Registered Professional Nurses CNOR Certification Review Course that may enhance quality patient care and improve nurse job satisfaction. Read More
Caregivers from four Plaza Health Network nursing homes in Miami have ratified a new contract. The three-year deal includes higher wages and bonuses as well as no takeaways. Bargaining committee members fought long and hard to hammer out an agreement that benefits all employees. Read More
Purpose: This Educational Activity will build upon the knowledge base of the experienced geriatric nurses and help them prepare for passing the ANCC Geriatric Nursing Certification Exam. It will also serve as a refresher course for those who are currently certified and wish to renew their certification by either contact hours or seating for the examination. Read More
Health is a human right, enshrined in the Alma Alta declaration by the nations of the world. After satisfying the need for food, after satisfying the need for shelter, the next thing that every human wants to satisfy is the need for health: their own health, the health of their children, the health of their parents, and the health of their communities. Read More
Dozens of caregivers, dietary workers, housekeepers and other employees at Hialeah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have a reason to smile. That’s because their perseverance and solidarity to fight for a good contract has paid off. Together, these dedicated caregivers fought for and won a deal that will put more money in their pockets, enable them to plan and save for retirement and protect their livelihoods if a new owner steps in one day to buy the facility. Read More
PURPOSE: The program is designed for Professional Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, MDS Assessors, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists working in Skilled Nursing Facilities to developed and/or enhance knowledge and skills in documenting, calculating and coding RUGS score to facilitate better care and appropriate reimbursement. Read More
The Florida Legislature passed a staggering array of bad bills earlier this year – from arming teachers while attacking public school funds; cynically restricting voting rights and citizen initiatives; allowing the separation of immigrant families; and many others that captured attention for being so brazen and outrageously against the will and well-being of Florida voters.
However, another piece of short-sighted legislation with a longer, less headline-friendly name – Florida’s Certificate Of Need (CON) repeal – also will have dangerous and costly consequences for Floridians and their families.
1199ers in Western New York have negotiated a settlement that will usher in a $15 minimum wage by May of next year, bringing them into parity with New York City, while the rest of the state remains at $12.50. Read More
Washington (CNN)US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin the previously postponed raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of family members of undocumented immigrants who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official. Read More
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Kaleida Health has announced that it has reached a labor agreement with unions representing 7,200 employees. Read More
Healthcare workers, adjunct professors, fast food workers and community supporters stood together in solidarity near the Adrienne Arsht Center where the Democratic Presidential candidates took the stage for their first debate. Their message to the candidates was clear—all working people should be able to join a union, earn a $15 minimum wage and have access to quality, affordable healthcare. Read More
A longtime Harlem resident’s birthday on Saturday may be one for the record book — at 114 years old, she’ll become what’s believed to be the oldest living person in America. Read More
Jeanne Vilna,who works at Avante at Boca Raton, fought and won a grievance to win the higher wages she is entitled to due to her new position as a Restorative CNA. Read More