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District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections
Pursuant to the By-Laws of SEIU/District 1199, The Health Care and Social Service Union, CTW, CLC, an election of District Officers and Executive Board Members will be held during the month of July, 2017. Members must have been members for one (1) year to be eligible to run for office (unless the Chapter has been established for less than one year) and must have nominating petitions signed by not less than 2% of the members eligible to vote in the election.
All members are eligible to vote for District President, District Secretary-Treasurer, District RN Vice President and two (2) Executive Vice Presidents. Each Chapter will elect the number of Executive Board Members as designated below.
District-wide Officers will be elected by the total District membership. Executive Board Members will be elected only by the Chapter membership they represent. Four (4) Vice Presidents will be elected by members in their states or designated jurisdiction. One (1) Vice President will be elected by the members in the Ohio State Chapter. One (1) Vice President will be elected by school district and local government employee members.
Candidates for Officer or Executive Board Member may run as a slate. The Election Board must be notified by the June 7, 2017 petition return date of any candidates wishing to run as a slate and the designation (name) of the slate.
Nominating petitions will be available no later than May 3, 2017, at the following Union offices – 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215; 1771 E. 30th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114; and 1217 Adams Ave., Huntington, West Virginia, 25704 or by mail by requesting petitions from the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 or on our website at www.seiu1199.org. Organizers will also have blank petitions for members’ use.
To run for District President, District Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice President or RN Vice President an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 449 (four hundred, forty-nine) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from West Virginia, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 98 (ninety-eight) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Kentucky, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 16 (sixteen) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Ohio Private, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 195 (one hundred, ninety-five) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Ohio State, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 68 (sixty-eight) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Ohio Public , an eligible member must submit a petitions(s) signed by 52 (fifty-two) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from School District and Local Government employees, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 23 (twenty-three) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for District Executive Board an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by the designated number of member(s) in his/her Chapter in good standing to the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
All petitions must include original signatures and be received by the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2017. No fax or electronic copies will be accepted.
Elections will be conducted during the month of July. A schedule of the date, time and place of each election will be posted fifteen (15) days prior to the elections.
|Facility||Executive Board Seats||Signatures Needed||Vice President|
|Abbyshire Place||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Advanced Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls||1||1||Ohio Private|
|American Red Cross – West Virginia||1||1||West Virginia|
|Appalachian Council||1||2||West Virginia|
|Arbors of Pomeroy||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Assumption Village||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Augalize Acres||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Autumn Court||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Auturmn Wood||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Avenue Care & Rehabilitation Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Avon Lake Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Beachwood Pointe||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Beeghley Oaks||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau||1||6||Ohio Private|
|Berea Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Big Sandy Health Care||1||2||Kentucky|
|Braeview Care & Rehabilitation Nursing Home||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Briarfield at Ashley Circle||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Briarfield Manor||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Bridgeport Health Care Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Broadway Care Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Bryden Place||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Burlington House||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Butler County Head Start||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Cabell Huntington Hospital||4||17||West Virginia|
|Candlewood Park||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Canterbury Villa||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation||1||2||Kentucky|
|Catholic Charities||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Cedarwood Plaza||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Center for Families & Children||2||7||Ohio Private|
|Central West Virginia CAA – Head Start||1||1||West Virginia|
|Chardon Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Children’s Hospital||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Cincinnati State, Technical & Community College||1||3||Ohio Public|
|Cincinnati Union Bethel||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Circleville Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cityview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cleveland Metropolitan School District||3||13||School & Local Govt.|
|Cleveland Public Library||2||8||Ohio Public|
|Cleveland State University||2||7||Ohio Public|
|Coalfield McDowell Head Start||1||1||West Virginia|
|Columbus Area Inc.||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Columbus Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Community Support Services – Akron||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Concord Care Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Consumer Support Services – Mahoning||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Consumer Support Services – Trumbull||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cortland Acres||1||2||West Virginia|
|Crestwood Care Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cumberland Pointe||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Cuyahoga Community College – Full Time||2||5||Ohio Public|
|Cuyahoga Community College – Part Time||2||3||Ohio Public|
|Cuyahoga County Public Library||3||9||Ohio Public|
|Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Adult Services||2||7||School & Local Govt.|
|Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Support Administrators||2||4||School & Local Govt.|
|Defiance Hospital||1||2||Ohio Private|
|East Liverpool City Hospital||2||3||Ohio Private|
|Eastbrook Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|Eliza Bryant Center||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Eliza Jennings Home||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Euclid Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Fairfax Place||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Fairmont Regional Medical Center||2||6||West Virginia|
|Fairview Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Frontline Services||2||5||Ohio Private|
|Galion Pointe||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Gardens of McGregor & Amansa Stone||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Gateways To Better Living||2||6||Ohio Private|
|Golden Years Rest Home||1||1||Kentucky|
|Greenbriar Health Center/Commons||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Greene County Public Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Hamlet Village||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Harper Mills||1||3||West Virginia|
|Harrison Pavillion||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Heritage Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|Heritage Village of Waterville||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Hickory Creek||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Highlands Regional Medical Center||2||5||Kentucky|
|Hillside Plaza||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Hudson Elms||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Huntington Health and Rehab.||1||2||West Virginia|
|Ivy Woods Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Jefferson County Board of DD||1||1||School & Local Govt.|
|Jewish Community Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Jewish Family Services Assoc.||2||6||Ohio Private|
|Judson Park||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Kent Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Kentucky Retiree Chapter||1||1||Kentucky|
|King’s Daughters Medical Center||2||8||Kentucky|
|Lewisburg Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|Lima Rehab. And Nursing Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Lorain County Community Action Agency||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Lorain Public Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Lost Creek Health Care Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Luther Home of Mercy||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Lutheran Hospital||2||4||Ohio Private|
|Marietta Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|McDowell County Commission on Aging||1||1||West Virginia|
|Meadow Garden||1||1||West Virginia|
|Medina County District Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Menorah Park||2||7||Ohio Private|
|Mentor Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Mercy Allen Hospital||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Mercy Regional Medical Center – Registered Nurses||3||8||Ohio Private|
|Mercy Regional Medical Center – Service & Maintenance||2||8||Ohio Private|
|Mineral Ridge Skilled Nursing & Residential Care||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Montefiore Home||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Murtis Taylor Multi-Service Center||2||5||Ohio Private|
|New Lebanon Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|New Martinsville Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|New Scotland||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Nord Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Northern Panhandle Head Start||1||1||West Virginia|
|Northside Hospital||2||6||Ohio Private|
|Northwestern Health Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Oak Grove Manor – Mansfield||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Oak Pavilion Nursing Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Oasis Center for Rehabilitation & Healing||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Ohio Retiree Chapter||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Ohio Living Park Vista||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Opportunity Home||1||1||Ohio Private|
|OS – Adult Parole Authority||2||9||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Developmental Disabilities||1||3||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Jobs and Family Services||1||5||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Medicaid||1||2||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections||3||19||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Youth Services||1||3||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Health||1||6||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Mental Health & Addiction Services||2||15||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Miscellaneous Agencies||1||2||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities||1||7||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Workers Compensation||1||2||Ohio State Chapter|
|Overbrook Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Park East Center||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Park Health Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Pearlview Rehabilitation & Living Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Piney Valley||1||2||West Virginia|
|Point Place Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Portage County District Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Pristine Senior Living of Cincinnati||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Pristine Senior Living of Toledo||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Putnam County Aging Program||1||3||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Barbour, Kanawha, Randolph, Upshur, Wood, Dunbar||1||13||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Mineral, Pendleton||1||5||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Cabell, Logan, Barboursville||1||8||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Greenbrier, Mercer, Nicholas, Raleigh, Princeton||1||15||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston||1||5||West Virginia|
|Rescare Ohio – Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Washington, Athens, Vinton and Ironton||1||10||Ohio Private|
|Rescare Ohio – Butler, Fairfield, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Montgomery, Sidney, Putnam, Franklin, Jackson, Licking, Knox, Morrow||1||9||Ohio Private|
|Rescare Ohio – Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Stark, Lorain, Crawford, Lucas, Wood, Wyandot, Marion, Richland, Seneca||1||9||Ohio Private|
|Rescue Services||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Ridgewood Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Riverview Nursing Home||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Rolling Hills||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Sargus Center||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Seneca Health Services||2||5||West Virginia|
|Seville Meadows||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Signature Healthcare of Fayette||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Signature Healthcare of Galion||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Southwestern Community Action Council||1||2||West Virginia|
|Spring Meadows Senior Community||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Springfield Regional Medical Center||2||6||Ohio Private|
|St. Luke Lutheran Community||1||1||Ohio Private|
|St. Vincent Charity Hospital||2||4||Ohio Private|
|Stark County District Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Stillwater Center||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Suburban Pavilion||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Sylvania Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Trumbull Hospital||2||3||Ohio Private|
|Turning Point Counseling Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Twin Towers||1||1||Ohio Private|
|University Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|University of Cincinnati||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Upshur Human Resources||1||1||West Virginia|
|Visiting Nurses Association – Cleveland||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Vista Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Washington Square||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Wayne County Community Services Organization||1||3||West Virginia|
|Weirton Medical Center||3||12||West Virginia|
|Wesleyan Village||2||3||Ohio Private|
|West Virginia Retiree Chapter||1||1||West Virginia|
|White Oak Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Willoughby Eastlake Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Willow Park||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Willow Tree Manor||1||2||West Virginia|
|Wood Haven Health Care||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Youngstown & Mahoning Public Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Youngstown & Mahoning Public Library (clericals)||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Youngstown Laboratory Services||1||1||Ohio Private|
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.