Issues & Action

Register to Vote or Update Your Registration Online
Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio, all now offer online voter registration. If you have moved or need to make a change in your registration, you should also be able to make these changes online. If you need assistance with registering to vote, you can always contact the Member Resource Center.

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Research Your Elected Officials and Their Votes
Research your elected officials. Project Vote Smart offers background information on public officials, their positions, and past votes.
Track key votes in Congress. GovTrack provides a way to look up bills and issues pending before the U.S. Congress.

Contact Your Elected Officials and Take Action
Find your elected officials and their contact information. Visit the League of Women Voters site to look up your federal, state, and local elected officials. The site provides you with phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses, so that you can contact your public officials about the issues that matter to you.

By-Law Change Vote & Schedule

Proposed By-Laws Change – Assembly 20171001 By-Laws Schedule Proposed By-Laws Change – 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 …

Jerry Springer Leads Labor Day Rally With SEIU District 1199 at Cleveland Clinic

“America Needs Unions”  Jerry Springer Joins Working Families in Cleveland on Labor Day for $15 Wages and Union Rights 

  CLEVELAND, OH – Healthcare workers, librarians, school district workers, janitors, Head Start workers, security guards, airport workers, home care workers and other hard-working people who are members of SEIU will be joined by Jerry Springer on Labor Day for …

Congratulations Regina Macklin

Congratulations to Cincinnati State member, Regina Macklin. She was unjustly terminated and received her industrial justice. Arbitrator Passmore ruled that the College did not have just cause to terminate Ms. Macklin and ordered that she be returned to work and …

Legislative Update July 17, 2017

Legislative Update July 17, 2017   Federal   Healthcare-Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA) of 2017 The Senate Republicans unveiled a new version of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) last Thursday that makes some slight modifications to their previous proposal, …

TEMPORARY-Member Resource Center Director

SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Job Description TITLE: TEMPORARY-Member Resource Center Director REPORTS TO: Secretary Treasurer WORKS WITH: MRC staff Position Overview The role of the Director is to contribute to the building of a stronger union by managing the day-to-day …

HEATLH CARE WATCH: Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)

Coverage By 2018 about 15 million people will lose coverage, rising to 19 million in 2020 and by 2026 the coverage loss will total to 22 million. The breakdown is as follows: By 2026, 15 million will lose Medicaid and …

SEIU 1199 Members to Hold Candlelight Vigil at HRMC

Information on the Vigil: When: Thursday, June 29th Time: 7PM Location: 5000 Kentucky Route 321 Prestonburg Kentucky @ HRMC

SEIU/1199 Election Materials – 2017

Please use the links below to view important information regarding the upcoming elections. By-Laws Change Vote Notification Final Election Schedule Candidates

Legislative Update for June 5th, 2017

  FEDERAL President Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord- On Thursday, President Trump announced the United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change. This decision fulfilled one of his key campaign pledges but …

Letter to Cincinnati State Chapter

Sisters and Brothers of the Cincinnati State Chapter, We wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting and great news regarding the recent enforcement of your collective bargaining agreement through the grievance and arbitration procedure. Union member Rochell Prater …

Does your contract protect our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered members?

June is Pride Month! Does your contract protect our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered members? State laws in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio DO NOT!  Your contract needs to be the first line of defense. Anti-Discrimination Articles: Does your contract …

Statement on Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

In response to today’s picket at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 Public Division Director Josh Norris issues the following statement:    “We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of OCSEA protesting …