Ohio Public Employees

SEIU District 1199’s Public division represents nearly 5,000 workers. These workers are employed in a variety of fields including higher education, Head Start programs, community action agencies, county government, and libraries.

Lorain Public Library System and Members of SEIU District 1199 Collect $4,500 for Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Efforts

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Lisa Work, an SEIU District 1199 Member and library assistant, was thinking about ways to help. She had an idea for a program under which the library could donate library fees to hurricane recovery efforts. She …

Victory Report: Ohio SEIU 1199 Members Unite and Start Year With Victories

Members with SEIU District 1199 are united for good jobs and quality care. An important benefit of union membership is collective bargaining and the grievance process. Below are some of the recent victories won by health care and public sector members …

State of Ohio Main Negotiations Committee Election Results

Sisters and Brothers of the State of Ohio Chapter, I am pleased and excited to announce that the election for your main table negotiations committee is complete and that the following members will comprise your SEIU District 1199 2018 Main …

Ohio State Member Vice President Nominations

Please see below for additional information: Election Notice: Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for Ohio State Member Vice President Nominating Petitions – Ohio State Member Vice President

Announcing New Free College Benefit For SEIU District 1199 Members With Ohio’s Eastern Gateway Community College

SEIU District 1199 is proud to announce a new college benefit with Eastern Gateway Community College. This benefit is open to eligible members, retirees, and their families. Eastern Gateway Community College is a part of the University System of Ohio. …

Victory Report: State of Ohio Workers Win Back Pay For Wrongfully Denied Overtime

Two State of Ohio employees who are members of SEIU District 1199 recently won back pay for wrongfully denied overtime. State workers are on the front lines of public safety, state programs, and critical services. The grievance process is an important right …

SEIU District 1199 Update: “Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

Three months ago, SEIU District 1199 opened a Member Resource Center to enhance representation for all members of the Union. In this short time, the Member Resource Center has successfully handled a substantial volume of calls, inquiries, and requests for assistance. …

Health Care Insurance Coverage: Open Enrollment for 2018 Ends December 15th

If you or a family member need health care coverage for 2018, don’t forget to get covered. There are affordable plans available this year for residents of Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. You must take action by December 15th. Please …

New Report: Attacks on Public Sector Unions Harm Working People and Key Services, Wisconsin Shows

In the report “Attacks on Public-Sector Unions Harm States,” the Center for American Progress details the impact of “Act 10,” a law that gutted public sector unions in Wisconsin. After a dramatic weakening of collective bargaining, the wages and benefits of teachers …

Cleveland Metro Schools: Open Enrollment Period Runs Through November 30th

If you work at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, don’t miss the 2018 open enrollment period. This years open benefits period closes on November 30th.  If you need to update your benefits, time is running short so don’t delay. The CMSD …

New Report: Strong Unions Key to Safer and Stronger Communities

This week, a groundbreaking report was released titled “Strong Unions, Stronger Communities.” The report highlights the importance of unions to fixing the rigged economy and making our communities stronger. The report also shows the importance of strong unions to safety …

SEIU 1199 Member Resource Center Offers Enhanced Hours and Immediate Assistance

If you need assistance or information, call the Member Resource Center at 877-419-7348. Your new Member Resource Center has enhanced hours and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM. If you need a copy of your contract, information …

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 …

Welcome Packet & Video for New 1199 Members

“Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

The Member Resource Center The new SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Member Resource Center has officially opened. The Member Resource Center can help you with getting a copy of your contract, Union orientation materials and welcome information, a form for filing a …

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 …

2017 SEIU District 1199 WKO Election Results

To view election results click on the link below. 2017 Results

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 …