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Guide on Writing a Letter to the Editor (ACLU).
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Tips on Writing to Your Elected Officials (ACLU).

Victory Report: Health Care Workers at Two Ohio Facilities Negotiate Extra Raise in Pay

State Tested Nurse Aides recently negotiated substantial pay increases at two health care facilities. The raises will make a difference to these employees and also increase retention and recruitment, which are important to quality care. Congratulations to these workers who unified during negotiations:  …

Victory Report: State of Ohio Workers Win Back Pay For Wrongfully Denied Overtime

Two State of Ohio employees who are members of SEIU District 1199 recently won back pay for wrongfully denied overtime. State workers are on the front lines of public safety, state programs, and critical services. The grievance process is an important right …

SEIU District 1199 Update: “Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

Three months ago, SEIU District 1199 opened a Member Resource Center to enhance representation for all members of the Union. In this short time, the Member Resource Center has successfully handled a substantial volume of calls, inquiries, and requests for assistance. …

Health Care Insurance Coverage: Open Enrollment for 2018 Ends December 15th

If you or a family member need health care coverage for 2018, don’t forget to get covered. There are affordable plans available this year for residents of Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. You must take action by December 15th. Please …

New Report: Attacks on Public Sector Unions Harm Working People and Key Services, Wisconsin Shows

In the report “Attacks on Public-Sector Unions Harm States,” the Center for American Progress details the impact of “Act 10,” a law that gutted public sector unions in Wisconsin. After a dramatic weakening of collective bargaining, the wages and benefits of teachers …

Action Alert: Senate Tax Bill Will Raise Taxes For Many Working Families

The United States Senate is likely to vote on a damaging tax proposal this week. This bill would be detrimental to our health care system and raise taxes for many working families. Among other provisions: The tax bill would raise …

SEIU 1199 Ohio Healthcare Members Win Victories and Add to Strong List for 2017

SEIU District 1199 members at four Ohio health care facilities recently won victories that add to a strong list for the year.  In addition, wage re-openers, negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations, are ongoing across Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. These and …

New Report: Strong Unions Key to Safer and Stronger Communities

This week, a groundbreaking report was released titled “Strong Unions, Stronger Communities.” The report highlights the importance of unions to fixing the rigged economy and making our communities stronger. The report also shows the importance of strong unions to safety …

SEIU 1199 Endorsements For Local Elections: Tuesday, November 7th (Ohio)

Don’t forget, local elections across Ohio are next Tuesday, November 7th. Be sure to consider SEIU District 1199’s endorsed candidates who are committed to fighting for working families. Cincinnati Mayor: John Cranley City Council At-large: Laure Quinlivan City Council At-large: …

Amended Election Notice: Butler County Head Start

Butler County Head Start / By-Laws Vote – Amended Notice 

SEIU District 1199 Endorses Zach Reed For Mayor of Cleveland

Cleveland Working Families Stand with Zack Reed for Cleveland Mayor CLEVELAND, OHIO – Cleveland’s most active and politically influential labor Union, SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH, today announces their formal endorsement and support for Zack Reed to be the next Mayor …

SEIU 1199 Members From OH/WV/KY Join For Advanced Grievance Chair Training

This month, members of SEIU District 1199 from Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, joined in Huntington for an advanced grievance chair training. Grievance chairs are prepared to enforce key contract provisions and if necessary, file grievances back in their shops.   The …

By-Law Change Vote & Schedule

Proposed By-Laws Change – Assembly By-Laws Election Schedule  Proposed By-Laws Change – Notice Butler County Head Start – Amended Notice 

Recent Victory: Reprimand Against State of Ohio Youth Services Worker Changed to Informal Discipline

Last week, a worker with the State of Ohio had a written reprimand dismissed. This recent case and others show the power of union members when they stand up for their rights. After receiving a written reprimand, a State of …

Zepf Center Workers Win Campaign to Form a Union and Join SEIU District 1199

This week, workers at the Zepf Center in Toledo won their campaign to form a Union and join SEIU District 1199. Workplace morale and quality care were important factors in the Union drive. Employees at the Zepf Center provide critical behavioral health …

Krinda Bailey Talks About the Impact of Kentucky’s “Right-to-Work” Law

SEIU 1199 State of Ohio Parole Officers Mobilize to Make Our Communities Safer

Recent Victory: Chardon Healthcare Center Worker Defeated Wrongful Termination

Recently, a State Tested Nurse’s Aide with Chardon Healthcare Center, took action with her union and won her job back. After being wrongfully terminated by her employer, the discipline was completely removed from her file. She received full back pay, …

2017 Scholarship Winners

West Virginia Mason Anderson, son of Amy Anderson, American Red Cross Ivy Hurt, Cabell Huntington Hospital Alexis Saunders, daughter of Katherine Brunny, ResCare – West Virginia Kevin Simpkins, son of Megan Simpkins, Cabell Huntington Hospital Kentucky Abby Collins, daughter of …

SEIU District 1199 President Becky Williams: “Together We Rise For a Better Future.”

“Together We Rise For a Better Future” was published by the Columbus Dispatch on September 5th, 2017. This Labor Day week, Jan Kennedy and the hardworking members of the Service Employees International Union are building a better Ohio and a more …