On September 12th, Union members and voters, joined together for a rally in Beaver, West Virginia. Attendees called on politicians to stand against cuts to vital funding for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. At the rally, local workers also expressed their appreciation for State Senator Richard Ojeda’s support for these programs and West Virginia’s working people.
The rally included members from the United Mine Workers of America, the United Food and Commercial Workers, SEIU District 1199, the International Brotherhood of Carpenters, the American Federation of Teachers, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.
Life can be hard and full of challenges.
And no one knows that better than the staff at Frontline Service.
Each and every day they are in the community helping those who are struggling to get by.
Reaching out to adults and children in our area to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral health crises, and overcome trauma.
But right now Frontline Service Executive Director Susan Neth isn’t taking care of the hard-working, dedicated staff who make the agency great.
For years, Frontline Service has balanced their books on the backs of their employees.
Instead of investing in the hard-working frontline workers, they spent money on costly management positions and thousands of dollars on travel to conferences that could have helped the community.
In these difficult times, we need to take care of those most in need.
Call Executive Director Susan Neth at 216-274-3300 and ask her to be fair to those who care.
Paid for by SEIU District 1199, Becky Williams, President
The election on November 6th will be critical for Union members and workers across West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Registration deadlines are approaching quickly. Don’t delay and make sure your registration is up to date:
A voter guide with additional information on member endorsed candidates is now available. We are stronger together.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, 62 SEIU members from Locals 32BJ, 509, 1199NE, 1199NY, and 4053/PEF (Public Employees Federation) were killed when hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon near Washington, D.C. We remember their lives as seen through the eyes of their friends, relatives, and co-workers.
Join SEIU District 1199 member leader Vikki Tully and ask your United States Senator to side against Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Kavanuagh has a record of ruling against unions and the interests of working people. Don’t delay and call 866-426-2631.
Parole Officers work hard every day to keep our communities safe and to ensure that parolees are finding and retaining employment, finding a suitable place to live, getting treatment for any mental health or addiction issues they may have, and generally staying out of trouble.
All too often, Parole Officers enter homes or encounter situations where they come into contact with dangerous substances like heroin and fentanyl. Just touching fentanyl or accidentally inhaling the substance can be fatal for Parole Officers and requires immediate medical attention because of the risk of adverse health effects such as rapid disorientation, coughing, sedation, respiratory distress or cardiac arrest.
In situations like these, Parole Officers must take time off of work for treatment, evaluation and medical follow up. However this is not considered an allowable claim through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This creates an undue burden on Parole Officers, forcing them to choose between getting the necessary treatment they need or risking long-term, reoccuring health problems.
Through our Union, we are asking the Ohio Legislature to take up this important issue and to pass a law that would allow all Parole Officers and first responders to be allowed to get the treatment and recovery they need from work-related injuries as a result of coming in contact with dangerous substances like heroin and fentanyl.
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Hospital workers at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, are fighting for recognition of their Union as they work to improve their wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Despite overwhelming support by hospital workers, St. Mary’s Executives are pulling every dirty trick in the book to divide workers and putting out fake, false, and misleading information about the Union.
Members with the State of Ohio have an obligation to provide quality health care and a safe environment. Each year health care members at a state facility also complete an annual exam that requires training and preparation.
The members at this facility recently stood together to file a class action grievance out of concern that time needed to study for the exam would detract from patient care. As a result of their efforts, members are being provided with 8 hours of relief from regular duties to complete important education and the requisite testing.
The stand taken by these workers ensures proper training, a safe environment, and the best possible patient care. The effort also shows the importance of their voice in the workplace and that by standing united, they were able to reach the best possible outcome. We are stronger together.
Last week, Vikki Tully, Member Vice President for West Virginia and Kentucky, traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with staff from Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office.
Vikki joined together with other activists and union members from West Virginia. They met with Senator Capito’s staff to insist on the importance of opposing court nominees who do not support union rights, among other issues important to West Virginia’s working families.
Hospital workers at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, are fighting for recognition of their Union as they work to improve their wages, benefits and working conditions.
Despite overwhelming support by hospital workers, St. Mary’s Executives are pulling every dirty trick in the book to divide workers and putting out fake, false and misleading information about the Union.
On August 13th, join us at 28th Street and 3rd Avenue as we rally together in support of St. Mary’s workers.
What: Union Solidarity Rally for St. Mary’s Workers
When: Monday, August 13 from 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: 28th Street and 3rd Avenue in Huntington
On Saturday, members of SEIU District 1199 met with Richard Ojeda in Beckley, West Virginia. State Senator Ojeda is a member-endorsed candidate running for Congress in West Virginia’s Third District. Working families in West Virginia need champions like Richard Ojeda.
The general election will be held on November 6th. To register to vote or update your registration, you can now update your registration or register online. Just be sure to update your registration by October 16th. We are stronger together.
Staff with SEIU District 1199 recently voted to donate $2,000 to “Let’s Do Lunch” with the Huntington City Mission. The donation is funded through voluntary staff contributions and will help provide lunch for a week at the shelter.
The lunch program regularly serves around 200 individuals a day. The Huntington City Mission provides critical services to homeless individuals in the local area. If interested in donating to the Huntington City Mission or sponsoring “Let’s Do Lunch,” please join us and visit their website at the link above.
To stand together, members with SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH can now request buttons and household decals. You can contact the Member Resource Center with a request for you, your coworkers, and/or everyone at your worksite.
Medical assistants at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland recently voted to join SEIU District 1199. Like the other members at the hospital, these health care workers care deeply about the mission of St. Vincent and joined SEIU District 1199 to have an increased voice at work.
Congratulations to these workers and welcome to SEIU District 1199. If you are interested in forming a union at your workplace, visit our page on joining our union. We are stronger together.
A decision in the Janus case is coming soon. Let’s show that no court decision will keep us from standing united. Working people are sticking together in their unions. (more…)