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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 …

Statement on Ohio House Bill 2

  In response to the impending House floor vote on Substitute House Bill 2, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 President Becky Williams issues the following the statement: “The changes made in the substitute version of House Bill 2 …

Legislative Update – 5/31/2017

Federal Minimum Wage– Senators Sanders and Murray and Representatives Scott and Ellison are going to introduce the Raise the Wage Act, the new federal minimum wage bill.  If enacted, this legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $9.25 this year …

Legislative Update for May 22, 2017

Federal Budget Trump administration will release their budget blueprint on Tuesday, May 23, which will build on the “skinny budget” released in March.  There are indications that Tuesday’s Trump budget will propose an additional $800 billion in cuts over 10 years to means-tested, mandatory …

ON AIR: SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Member Leader Shanese Alexander on NPR’s All Things Considered

Shanese Alexander, of Cleveland, Ohio, is one of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH’s many member leaders stepping up to defend the ACA while delivering quality care to her patients. Every day Shanese is out in her community visiting the homes of …

District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections

SPECIAL NOTICE SEIU/District 1199 District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATING PETITION Pursuant to the By-Laws of SEIU/District 1199, The Health Care and Social Service Union, CTW, CLC, an election of District Officers and …

SEIU GRASSROOTS JUSTICE TEAM LAUNCHES AD IN SUPPORT OF JEFF JOHNSON FOR MAYOR OF CLEVELAND

APA Victory Announcements

A member of SEIU District 1199 and employee of the APA filed a grievance for the unjust termination of his employment. We are happy to announce that the member settled the grievance and has returned to work with full back …

SEIU 1199 releases new radio ad, highlights failures of Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration

CLEVELAND, OHIO –The Service Employees International Union District 1199 today released a new radio ad highlighting the multiple failures of Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration.  The ad specifically airs frustrations of Cleveland residents over a record homicide rate, the high level of poverty, …

FY 18-19 Biennial Budget Analysis

FY 18-19 Biennial Budget Analysis Governor’s Blue Book Recommendations *The Blue Books contain primarily fiscal and funding recommendations for state agencies. The bulk of the policy recommendations will be revealed in the coming days and weeks.*   Local Government .4% …

SEIU Endorses Jeff Johnson For Mayor Of Cleveland, Launches Grassroots Justice Team

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Service Employees International Union District 1199, representing nearly 30,000 members, today endorses Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson to be the next Mayor of the City of Cleveland.  “Councilman Johnson has demonstrated a real commitment to the …

Call Your Member of Congress to Save the Affordable Care Act! 1-866-426-2631

Call your Member of Congress NOW and tell them: Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan in place to ensure access to healthcare for all Americans. Don’t forget to share your own experience of why access to …

Working Families Know Right-to-Work Is Wrong for Kentucky, Lawmakers Urged to Vote No on HB1, HB3

ASHLAND, KY – Members of the Service Employees International Union in Kentucky are speaking up and taking action against a pair of anti-worker laws proposed by the Republican-controlled state legislature. Working people and their families have seen the devastating impact …

Working people in America need care, not chaos.

Some Republicans in Congress are rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan to replace it. Their actions would put families, patients and consumers, and communities we fight for every day at risk, including: 22 million hardworking Americans …

Ohio Senators plan to reduce and possibly privatize state agencies; set expiration dates for all state departments.

Ohio Senators plan to reduce and possibly privatize state agencies; set expiration dates for all state departments. On Friday, the Ohio Senate announced plans to fast-track Senate Bill 329, a bill that would require the legislature to periodically review state …

Happy Labor Day: When working people stick together and take action together, we win.

When working people stick together and take action together, we win. Through collective action, workers have changed the national debate around inequality in this country and what families need to get ahead. More than 20 million workers have won higher wages through …