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Research Your Elected Officials and Their Votes
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Research your elected officials (Project Vote Smart).
Track key votes in Congress (GovTrack).
Guide on Writing a Letter to the Editor (ACLU).
Find your elected officials and their contact information (LWV).
Tips on Writing to Your Elected Officials (ACLU).

Victory Report: State of Ohio Member of SEIU District 1199 Wins Grievance; Pay Raise Was Improperly Denied

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors assist individuals with disabilities in reaching vocational goals. In 2015, State of Ohio members, bargained a new career ladder for VRC’s with the agency Opportunities for Ohioans With Disabilities. A member was recently improperly denied the pay …

Lorain Public Library System and Members of SEIU District 1199 Collect $4,500 for Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Efforts

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Lisa Work, an SEIU District 1199 Member and library assistant, was thinking about ways to help. She had an idea for a program under which the library could donate library fees to hurricane recovery efforts. She …

Victory Report: Workers at Willow Tree Healthcare Win Strong Wage Increases and Improved Benefits; Beat Subcontracting

Over the last two months, members of SEIU District 1199 at Willow Tree Healthcare in Charles Town, West Virginia, have been working together in unity to bargain a new contract. These health care workers care a great deal about their …

Working People’s Day of Action Rally

Mark your calendars to participate in the Working People’s Day of Action on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. This rally is part of a National Day of Action being held in 10 cities across the …

Victory Report: Ohio SEIU 1199 Members Unite and Start Year With Victories

Members with SEIU District 1199 are united for good jobs and quality care. An important benefit of union membership is collective bargaining and the grievance process. Below are some of the recent victories won by health care and public sector members …

Victory Report: ResCare Members Work With the MRC to Win Latest Grievances

ResCare members of SEIU District 1199 provide critical care to many individuals with disabilities across West Virginia and Ohio. The Member Resource Center, which opened in August 2017,  provides enhanced representation and has achieved many victories over the last few months. …

Victory Report: Member With State of Ohio DMHAS Agency Gets Longevity Back Pay

A member of SEIU District 1199 with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services recently discovered that she had experience that should have counted towards longevity in determining her pay rate. After attempting to resolve the issue on her …

Victory Report: Crestwood Care Center Nursing Home Workers Unify to Win Raise

Health care workers with the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby, Ohio, recently successfully bargained a raise during a contract re-opener. These dedicated workers show the power of unity and provide essential care to residents at the facility. During negotiations, the workers …

SEIU members say now is the time to fix Ohio’s rigged political system.

Members of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH endorse Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio constitutional amendment ballot campaign. COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of SEIU District 1199 are proud to endorse Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio, a non-partisan, anti-gerrymandering coalition working to pass …

Ohio State Member Vice President Nominations

Please see below for additional information: Election Notice: Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for Ohio State Member Vice President Nominating Petitions – Ohio State Member Vice President

Victory Report: SEIU District 1199 ResCare Members and MRC Start Year With Victories

The Member Resource Center is a resource for all SEIU District 1199 members and now provides representation to members with ResCare in Ohio and West Virginia. Staff with the MRC are available each day from 8:30AM to 8:00PM. Working together, SEIU …

SEIU 1199 By-Law Vote Results

A vote on changes to the by-laws of SEIU District 1199 recently ended. For information on the outcome, please visit this page: By-Law Vote Results. 

Victory Report: ResCare SEIU District 1199 Members Work With Member Resource Center to Win Grievances

In December, multiple ResCare employees worked with staff at the Member Resource Center to win grievances. ResCare workers provide critical services to individuals with disabilities and have been an important part of the Member Resource Center’s work. While there have been …

Stonerise Healthcare of Charleston Reaches $123,680 Settlement With U.S. Department of Labor

Today, the United States Department of Labor announced a settlement agreement with Stonerise Healthcare of Charleston, West Virginia. SEIU District 1199 members at five Stonerise Healthcare facilities provide critical care to nursing home residents and short-term rehabilitation clients.  The settlement …

SEIU 1199 Staff Give Back: Issue Holiday Donations to Causes Across Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky

Staff recently approved holiday donations to charities across the region represented by SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH. The funding was gathered through voluntary staff contributions.  Donations are being issued to the following organizations and causes: $250 to the Facing Hunger Food …

Job: Member Resource Center Representative

Job:  Member Resource Center (MRC) Representative. This is a FULL-TIME HOURLY position.  Location: Columbus, Ohio Summary: Member Resource Center Representative needed to work in Member Resource Center, fielding members’ calls and providing staff support. Description: A Member Resource Center Representative is a …

SEIU District 1199 Member Eugene Jordan With The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Brings Holiday Cheer

For over a decade, SEIU 1199 member Eugene Jordan has brought cheer to local youth as Santa Claus. Mr. Jordan is a long-time employee, painter, and caregiver, with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland.  Eugene Jordan has been a …

Victory Report: Workers With Community Support Services Win Fair Insurance Rate

Health care workers with Community Support Services in Akron, Ohio, provide behavioral health care services to clients from across Northeast Ohio. Congratulations to the union members at this facility. Members with SEIU District 1199 at this facility recently bargained a fair …

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 …