2016 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners – Kentucky
Carter Nursing Home
Heather Quesinberry, daughter of Carter Member GILBERT QUESINBERRY
is the winner of a scholarship !
2016 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners – West Virginia
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Megan Keith, daughter of CHH Member CYNTHIA KEITH is the winner of a scholarship !
Kristen Smith, daughter of CHH Member YVONNE BROOKS is the winner of a scholarship !
Central West Virginia Community Action Council
Kitric Moore, daughter of CWVCAC Member SHAWNA MOORE is the winner of a scholarship !
JOAD HUMPHRIES is the winner of a scholarship !
2016 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners – Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Mar-Cel English, son of CMSD Member SABRINA ENGLISH is the winner of a scholarship !
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Najeeb Hopkins, son of CCBDD Member TRACI DICKERSON is the winner of a scholarship !
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Cassidy Rodano, daughter of CCPL Member STEVEN RODANO is the winner of a scholarship !
Northside Member JODYLYNN ROLLA is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Adult Parole Authority
Haylee Dunahay, daughter of OS – APA Member ELIZABETH DUNAHAY is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – DODD
Travis Brunton, son of OS – DODD Member Kay Treanor is the winner of a scholarship
Ohio State – Department of Jobs and Family Services
Timothy Jasper, son of OS –ODJFS Member ROBYN JASPER is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Department of Mental Health
Simran Gill, daughter of OS – DMH Member GURMEET GILL is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
OS –DRC Member ODYNOLA GBENRO-AJIBADE is the winner of a scholarship !
Shaylee Hoey, daughter of OS –DRC Member SHANA HOEY is the winner of a scholarship !
OS –DRC Member CATHERINE JAMES is the winner of a scholarship !
Park Vista Member EUGENIA ELLIS is the winner of a scholarship !
Rescue Member MICHELLE SHELTON is the winner of a scholarship !
Springfield Regional Medical Center
Eugene Hopper, son of SRMC Member TRACY HOPPER is the winner of a scholarship !
Austin Reese, son of SRMC Member SHERI REESE is the winner of a scholarship !
Stark County District Library
Jessica Herstine, daughter of SCDL Member LYNNE HERSTINE is the winner of a scholarship !
Valley Care Labs
Stacia Czifra, daughter of Valley Care Labs Member EVELYN CZIFRA is the winner of a scholarship !
William McMeekan, son of Zepf Member MARY BETH WATKEYS is the winner of a scholarship !
October 21st – 22nd | Crowne Plaza, 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Who can attend? All Executive Board Members, Delegates, Organizing Chairs, PAC Chairs, Grievance Chairs, New Member Orientation Chairs & County Moderators who have been properly elected by August 1st, 2016. Member leaders will not be able to bring additional guests due to limited space and sleeping rooms.
How do I register? Registration forms will be mailed to all eligible leaders the week of September 12th and the deadline to register will be October 7th.
When is the Executive Board Meeting? The SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Executive Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20th – the day before the 2016 Leadership Assembly at the same location.
Who is eligible?
All SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH members in good standing and their immediate family members are eligible.
Final Vote Tally
SEIU 2016 Convention Delegation Election
Elections for the Delegation to the SEIU 2016 Convention were held between March 1 and March 31. The final results are listed below. The Executive Board Caucus Slate will represent SEIU/District 1199 at the Convention in Detroit, Michigan, May 22-24, 2016. Congratulations to all Union Brothers and Sisters who received votes.
Executive Board Caucus Slate – 1049
Becky Williams, President, Delegate
Al Bacon, Secretary-Treasurer, Delegate
Kathy McCormick, Exec. Vice President, Delegate
Frank Hornick, Exec. Vice President, Delegate
Carol Ford, Ohio Private Vice President, Delegate
Pete Hanlon, Ohio State Vice President, Delegate
Debbie Hajzak, Ohio Public Sector Vice Pres., Delegate
Carol Lafferty, West Virginia Vice President, Delegate
Judy Maldonado, RN Vice President, Delegate
Krinda Bailey, Highlands Reg. Med. Ctr., Delegate
Kay Bishop, Harrison Pavilion, Delegate
Lorraine Bradley, CMSD, Delegate
Michele Burk, Cuy. Cty. Bd of DD – Adult Svcs, Delegate
Rhonda Clark, CSS – Mahoning, Delegate
Donald Cottingham, Rescare – WV, Delegate
Mary Jaworski, Ridgewood Manor, Delegate
Eugene Jordan, St. Vincent’s Hosp., Delegate
Steve Kapela, Compass, Delegate
Kimberly Mickles, Liberty West of Toledo, Delegate
Cathy Mockus, Ohio State- Dept. of Health, Delegate
Lynn Radcliffe, Ohio State Retiree Chapter Rep., Delegate
Amy Seibert, Rescare – WV, Delegate
Scherhera Shearer, CMSD, Delegate
Patricia Shepherd, Ivy Woods Manor, Delegate
La’Shan Smith, Cityview Nursing & Rehab. Delegate
Priscilla Spence, SWCAC, Delegate
Linda Stewart, Park Health, Delegate
Vikki Tully, Appalachian Council, Delegate
6 Individual Candidates received votes ranging from 21 votes to 58 votes. For a complete listing of all individual candidate tallies, please contact Mary Jo Ivan, Elections Officer, at 1-800-227-1199.
This is the official notice of the election to be conducted for Delegates to the SEIU Convention which will be held May 22– 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan
The following procedure was adopted by the SEIU District 1199 Executive Board, in accordance with the SEIU Constitution, at its meeting on January 21, 2016.
SEIU District 1199 will be sending a delegation of 28 Delegates. Any member in good standing can be a candidate.
To be placed on the ballot, a member must submit to the designated Election Officer a nominating petition signed by at least 25 members in good standing. Petitions will be made available through the Union’s offices, or a member may create her/his own petition by writing the words, “We, the undersigned, nominate _____________ (name) to be a Delegate to the 2016 SEIU Convention”. Petitions containing original signatures must be received by the Election Officer on or before February 24, 2016 at the following address. Fax or electronic copies will NOT be accepted.
Click here to download the 2016 Delegate Petition.
Mary Jo Ivan, Election Officer
SEIU District 1199
1395 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The Election Officer must be notified by the February 24, 2016 petition return date of any candidate wishing to run as a slate, and of the designation (name) of the slate.
Elections will take place during the month of March, 2016. All elections will be by secret ballot. Members presenting proper identification may vote at any of the voting sites across the District. Voting times will also be available in the Union’s Columbus, Cleveland and Huntington Offices.
Results will be posted on the Union’s website at www.seiu1199.org.
Complete voting schedule can be downloaded by clicking here: FINAL Election Schedule.
2015 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners – Kentucky
Highlands Regional Medical Center HRMC Member CHARITY STONE is the winner of a scholarship !
2015 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners – West Virginia
Cabell Huntington Hospital Sarah Keith, daughter of CHH Member CYNTHIA KEITH is the winner of a scholarship ! Luke Kelly, son of CHH Member CAROL KELLY is the winner of a scholarship !
Rescare – West Virginia ABEL WOLDEYES is the winner of a scholarship !
Southwestern Community Action Council Robert Reynolds, son of SCAC Member PENNY REYNOLDS is the winner of a scholarship !
2015 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners – Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Ruby Santiago, daughter of CMSD Member AWILDA MUNIZ-SANTIAGO is the winner of a scholarship !
Cleveland State University Jonathan Durda, son of CSU Member DAPHNE DURDA is the winner of a scholarship !
COMPASS/ZEPF Compass/Zepf Member and Executive Board Member STEVEN KAPELA is the winner of a scholarship !
Cuyahoga Community College Elijah Ali, Stepson of CCC Member MARCUS MATLOCK is the winner of a scholarship ! CCC Member RENEE LAMP is the winner of a scholarship !
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Adam Zaryk, son of CCBDD Member CHRISTINE ZARYK is the winner of a scholarship !
Lorain County Community Action Agency Alexandra Kowal, daughter of LCCAA Member MELISSA KOWAL is the winner of a scholarship !
Medina County Library Kevin Jedreski, son of MCL Member DEBBIE JEDRESKI is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Adult Parole Authority Bergan Koch, daughter of OS – APA Member PAUL KOCH is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Bureau of Workers Compensation OS – BWC Member AMY GOODMAN BROWN is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Department of Health Gina Skora, daughter of OS –ODH Member SUSAN SKORA is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Department of Mental Health OS – DMH Member ANIEFLORE DJADEU is the winner of a scholarship ! Bradley Hatten, son of OS – DMH Member ROBYN HATTEN is the winner of a scholarship ! Deborah Taylor, daughter of OS –DMH Member DEBORAH JACKSON is the winner of a scholarship !
Ohio State – Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Hanna Meade, daughter of OS –DRC Member LINDSEY JACOBS is the winner of a scholarship ! Shawn Stricklin, spouse of OS – DRC Member MATTHEW STRICKLIN is the winner of a scholarship !
Valley Care Labs Abigail Riffee, daughter of Valley Care Labs Member MARY RIFFEE is the winner of a scholarship !
Willoughby Eastlake Public Library Khin Aung, daughter of WEPL Member KHIN MYINT is the winner of a scholarship !
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – Becky Williams, President of SEIU District 1199, and Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners, have announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for more than 500 full-time and part-time service employees at Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy McAuley Center.
“Through our shared values and commitment to quality care for the community, we reached an agreement on a new five-year contract that values our members and the work that they do,” said Williams. “Our communities benefit the most when labor and management can work together to protect good-paying jobs and quality patient care.”
“I am proud to announce that we have reached an agreement with our service employees, said Hiltz. “Together, we have achieved a fair contract that balances the needs of our staff while ensuring we can continue delivering on our mission of serving the healthcare needs of the community.”
The new five-year contract is retroactively effective Feb. 2, 2015, and will expire Feb. 1, 2020.
LORAIN, OHIO – SEIU President Becky Williams and Mercy President and Chief Executive Officer Edwin Oley have announced an agreement between the Service Employees International Union District 1199 and Mercy Regional Medical Center for a new five-year contract for more than 500 full-time and part-time registered nurses.
“Through our shared values and commitment to quality care for the community, we reached an agreement on a new five-year contract that values our members and the work that they do,” said Becky Williams, President of SEIU District 1199. “Our communities benefit the most when labor and management can work together to protect good-paying jobs and quality patient care.”
“I am proud to announce that we have reached an agreement with our nurses, said Edwin Oley, President and CEO of Mercy. “Together, we have achieved a fair contract that balances the needs of our nurses while ensuring Mercy can continue delivering on our mission of serving the healthcare needs of the community.”
The new five-year contract is effective September 1, 2015 and will expire August 31, 2020.
Contract negotiations enter 8th month as workers call out bad faith bargaining by ValleyCare executives.
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – The over 300 professional, technical and other employees represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 at ValleyCare’s Northside Medical Center will file federal Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for failing to bargain in good faith with the union.
“In our community and at our hospital, workers and management have a history of coming together and negotiating a fair contract that preserves the quality care and services as well as allows the workers to have dignity, rights and respect on the job,” said Chrissy Heineman, Administrative Organizer and chief negotiator for SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH at Northside Medical Center. “Workers at Northside Medical Center are asking the community to stand with them once again as they fight to preserve good jobs and quality care here in the Mahoning Valley.”
Workers began negotiations nearly eight months ago with ValleyCare executives, beginning on Thursday, January 29th, 2015, and have now been working without a contract since April 1st. Since talks began, ValleyCare executives have only agreed to meet as little as once per month and have even cancelled bargaining sessions scheduled between employees and management.
Hospital employees will meet privately with their union bargaining committee on Wednesday, September 9th to discuss and vote on next steps as they work to bargain a fair contract.
The next scheduled bargaining dates are set for September 29 and October 28.
Chapter: Park Vista
Organizer: Pam Stewart
Members involved: Pamela Lott, Cheryl McKinney and Sharon Bryant (E-Board delegate)
Pamela Lott, L.P.N. is furthering her education to become an R.N. She bid on a position as an L.P.N. that would fit her school schedule perfectly and was told that she was “locked out of the system”. The union did some investigating and found that in the contract the deadline for job submissions was the same day Pamela was informed she was locked out. So, Pamela Lott, Cheryl McKinney, S.T.N.A, Sharon Bryant e-board delegate and union organizer Pam Stewart met with Human Resources they were informed that Lott was now able to get into the system when in fact that morning she was “locked out”. The union later learned that the position was being awarded to someone who didn’t fit the criteria. “I’m grateful for the union and to Sharon Bryant e-board delegate for helping me.” said, Pamela Lott.
Workers Resume Bargaining at Mercy Health After Hospital Executives Denied Attempt to Impose Illegal Impasse
Employees thankful for continued community support as they bargain for a fair contract.
SPRINGFIELD, OH – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has notified union leaders that despite claims of reaching impasse by Mercy Health executives, no impasse exists and Mercy’s attempt to impose a contract on workers could not move forward. This comes after charges were filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 on May 12th, 2015 charging hospital executives with declaring an illegal impasse for bad faith bargaining during negotiations with workers at both Mercy McAuley Center in Urbana, Ohio and Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio.
“The workers of Mercy Health welcome the opportunity to continue to bargain in good faith with Mercy Health,” said Geoff Davies, Administrative Organizer with SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH. “We ask for the continued support from the community as the workers of Mercy McAuley Center and Springfield Regional Medical Center work to preserve quality care for their patients as well as dignity, rights and respect for themselves.”
After the NLRB’s finding that no impasse exists, Mercy Health officials have agreed to return to the bargaining table with union representatives on Thursday, July 23rd and Friday, July 24th to continue the negotiations that hospital executives walked away from on May 6th.
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH represents 478 service and support workers at Mercy McAuley Center and Springfield Regional Medical Center, where they have been bargaining since December 2nd, 2014 and have been working without a contract since February 1st, 2015.
In response to the decision by Ohio Governor John Kasich to rescind executive orders for independent home care and child care providers, Service Employees International Union District 1199 President Becky Williams issues the following statement:
“I am appalled by Governor Kasich’s unilateral decision to rob tens of thousands of Ohio home care and childcare workers of their collective bargaining rights and voice on the job.”
“By stripping collective bargaining rights from home care and childcare workers, Kasich is effectively attempting to silence thousands of low-wage workers, women and people of color from their ability to advocate for their clients and preserve quality care and services to the children, seniors and people with disabilities in our communities.”
“This is a volatile and uncertain time for Ohio’s home care providers and consumers already because of radical moves by Governor Kasich to effectively eliminate all independent home care providers and slash the pay of those that remain. Now, it is clear that Kasich wants dismantle the ability of home care workers to organize a union in hopes of silencing their ability to fight for improved funding and increased quality of service to Ohio’s seniors and people with disabilities.”
“This is another unsafe, unfair attack on Ohio’s middle class families just like Senate Bill 5 and shows that John Kasich will stop at nothing to take away the voice of working people, no matter the cost.”
Amy Hurd, an independent home care provider for developmentally disabled consumers, shared this reaction to today’s news:
“It feels like Governor John Kasich doesn’t understand the needs of seniors and people with disabilities. Why else would he want to eliminate our work, slash our pay and silence our voice?”
“As care providers, we know that our clients need and deserve quality care providers who have the skills and experience that comes with a stable and well-resourced workforce. By cutting our wages, eliminating our jobs and robbing us of our rights, many home care workers like myself will be forced out of jobs and away from the clients we care about.”
“We just want to preserve respect and dignity for ourselves and our clients, and time after time, Governor Kasich has shown his passion to take those rights away from us like he is doing today.”