Who is eligible?
All SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH members in good standing and their immediate family members are eligible.
What are the requirements?
You must have been accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year educational institution or technical school and actively enrolled in a degree, post bachelor’s degree or certification program.
You must be enrolled for a minimum of five (5) credit hours in a course required or related to the degree or certification.
You and your immediate family member(s) are eligible if you have been a member in good standing of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH for at least two years prior to the application deadline.
How do I apply?
Complete scholarship eligibility criteria, requirements and applications are available here:
Members may also obtain an application packet including eligibility criteria information and an application by calling the Member Resource Center hotline at 1-877-419-SEIU (7348).
The application process is now open for 2019. The deadline for applications is September 1st.
Applications may submitted by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH
Member Resource Center
1395 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
RONCEVERTE, WEST VIRGINIA – On Thursday, April 18th, Union members, faith leaders, and community members, will hold a candlelight vigil with workers from The Brier, a Stonerise Healthcare facility. Community members will gather from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the intersection of Jefferson Street at Route 219 and Davis Stuart Road on Route 37 in Ronceverte.
Dedicated Union workers at the facility with SEIU District 1199 are now working without a contract. The Union members have raised mandation as a major health and safety issue that has still not been addressed in bargaining. Management with the facility also continues to utilize a staffing agency instead of investing in their Union workforce.
“The owners of this facility need to retain the most stable and qualified workforce possible,” said Leigh Ann Day, SEIU District 1199 Coordinator for West Virginia. “These employees work diligently every day to provide the best possible care.”
Members continue to call on Stonerise Healthcare to negotiate in good faith and want the facility to be a premier place to work in Greenbrier County.
Working people continue to call on the Cleveland Clinic to do the right thing and lift wages for their hard working Union members. These workers at the Cleveland Clinic were recently excluded from a plan to raise wages at the Clinic to a minimum of $15 an hour.
This month, a substantial list of legislators with the Ohio House of Representatives wrote to Cleveland Clinic CEO Tomislav Mihaljevic asking him to be fair to Union members at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and Lutheran Hospital. Among others, the Union members have also received support from United States Senator Sherrod Brown and leaders with the Ohio Senate.
SEIU District 1199 has joined the list of many partners for Columbia Southern University. Among other member benefits, this may complement the Union’s free college benefit offered by Ohio’s Eastern Gateway Community College.
An updated membership helps to ensure that our chapters and Union remain strong. We are stronger together.
The membership form is available online. Membership also provides access to the Union’s benefit programs, a free community college benefit, annual scholarships, and more.
Visit the membership form online to submit a new membership or update/renew.
.@ClevelandClinic employees are outside of Clinic CEO @TomMihaljevicMD speaking at the Akron Roundtable, protesting the Clinic’s minimum-wage increase that’s only for non-union employees. pic.twitter.com/Fc7RH5yKer
— Robin Goist (@robingoist) March 21, 2019
Members of our Union have decided to show Certus at Candlewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation in East Cleveland what we think of their proposals that dismiss our concerns and disrespect us as workers and caregivers.
Join our Candlewood SEIU District 1199 Union brothers and sisters as we let Certus Healthcare and the community know what sacrifices are being asked of us while Certus benefits from our labor.
Monday APRIL 1st from 2PM to 4PM
Corner of Euclid and Holyoke, Next to Wendy’s
2704 Holyoke Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44102
AKRON, OHIO – On Thursday, March 21st, at noon, community members, Union members, and workers, will protest before a speech by Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic in Akron. Reportedly, the speech will include details on the Cleveland Clinic’s plan to become “the best place to work in healthcare.”
The Cleveland Clinic has had strained labor relations in the past, including after their acquisition of Akron General Hospital. The Cleveland Clinic also recently excluded Union members from a plan to raise wages to $15 an hour. Cleveland Clinic Union members have been supported in their fight for an immediate path to $15 by United States Senator Sherrod Brown and several state legislators.
Last month, an article in the Plain Dealer covered a worker who was excluded from the Cleveland Clinic’s plan for a $15 an hour wage – she is a Union member and supports several family members with a wage of just $13.85 an hour. According to financial filings, even before becoming CEO last year, Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic has been paid millions for his work with the Cleveland Clinic.
“The Cleveland Clinic is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in locations such as Florida and London – they operate a hospital in the United Arab Emirates,” said Anthony Caldwell, Director of Public Affairs for SEIU District 1199. “We continue to call on the Cleveland Clinic to do the right thing for all Caregivers in Cleveland and Union members across their system. A living wage is important for all workers and we stand ready to work with the Cleveland Clinic to make that a reality without further disregard or delay,” continued Caldwell.
A training for Delegates and Member Strength Coordinators will be held on April 6th, 2019. The meeting will also include new member orientation and will be held at several locations across West Virginia and Ohio. Registration and further details are available here.
On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, a Regional Membership Meeting will be held in Cincinnati. All SEIU District 1199 members from the local area are encouraged to attend. Registration and further details are available here.
Members of SEIU District 1199 are at the West Virginia Capitol today for our Lobby Day of Action. The West Virginia Legislature is expected to close out their annual session soon.
Workers are asking their representatives to stand against “work requirements” for Medicaid if reintroduced. They are also asking legislators to support critical funding for senior programs (HB 2625), fiscal support for hot and cold food trucks, and an increase in the senior meal reimbursement rate. These areas of public policy are all important to working families.
We are also encouraging members of the public to contact their legislators to ask them to protect Medicaid without work requirements. From “right-to-work” to other anti-Union attacks, working people in West Virginia have faced many challenges. We must speak out and stand together.
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This week, United States Senator Sherrod Brown released a letter asking CEO Tomislav Mihaljevic to be fair to the hardworking Union members who work for the Cleveland Clinic. While the Cleveland Clinic announced that they would raise wages to $15 an hour, they clarified the raise would exclude many dedicated workers.
The Cleveland Clinic should do the right thing and immediately put all Caregivers on a path to a living wage. Recent coverage is included below:
• “Cleveland Clinic’s minimum-wage increase doesn’t apply to union workers.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
• “Unionized Cleveland Clinic workers speak out after learning minimum wage increase doesn’t apply to them.” (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Last week, House Bill 3136, was introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates. This legislation would mean the loss of critical Medicaid coverage for individuals across West Virginia. Work requirements could immediately impact 95,000 West Virginians who do not have enough hours or are unemployed.
Medicaid work requirements create unnecessary government bureaucracy and make it harder for working people to stay healthy and find work. Communities across West Virginia have faced difficulty and such requirements will limit access to care for many who are already vulnerable. Work requirements would also be a major setback as the state battles an opioid crisis.
Thank you to everyone who joined together for the Black History Month Event this year in Cleveland. It was a very inspiring conversation and forum. Together, working people have won better wages, safer workplaces, and civil rights. White, Black, and brown, we must stand united.
A very important forum was held yesterday in Youngstown, Ohio, as a part of our annual Black History Month Celebration. Our communities face many challenges. Together, working people have won better wages, safer workplaces, and civil rights. White, Black, and brown, we must stand united.
Destiny, who works as a housekeeper at the Cleveland Clinic, saw her coworkers at the hospital get a raise in January and expected to get one, as well. When the extra money didn’t come, she started asking questions. Destiny, a dedicated employee, cares for her children, in addition to other family members. An article with her story was recently featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.