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.

SEIU/1199 Election Materials – 2017

Please use the links below to view important information regarding the upcoming elections.

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 dealt a devastating setback to international efforts to curb global warming. With his withdrawal decision, the U.S. joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries outside the agreement to combat climate change. Other countries, led by the European Union, China and India, pledged to forge ahead in the effort without the U.S. But the loss of the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases will have a traumatic effect on the fight against global warming.

OHIO

  • Franklin County Judge tosses out law preventing municipal minimum wage increases-A Franklin County judge has blocked portions of the law passed last year (SB 331, initially meant to regulate the sale of dogs from pet stores) that stopped a movement to raise Cleveland’s minimum wage to $15 and limited municipalities’ home rule rights to decide where cell phone antennae and equipment can be placed. The decision, posted Friday by Common Pleas Judge Richard A. Frye, said the law violated the Ohio Constitution’s one-subject rule by adding extra provisions having nothing to with the original intent of the law. Frye ruled that the parts of the law the address “animal welfare and protection” can stand. The rest are unconstitutional. The state legislature may choose to pass the same provision in a separate bill with more opportunity for public input and transparency.

ACTION ALERT: Due to delays in the Budget schedule, our 3rd Lobby Day has been moved to Tuesday June 27 from 9am-2pm.

Sign up via the Member Action Center: 1) Online at: http://www.seiu1199.org/mac/  2) By phone by calling 1-877-419-7348 (SEIU)  3) Send an email tomac@seiu1199.org

 

  • State Budget-Senate Republican leaders are currently considering over 1,000 amendments submitted from Republicans, Democrats and the Kasich Administration to the State Budget bill, House Bill 49. We are expecting Senate leadership to reveal their vision for the State Budget next Monday June 12. The Senate will hold another round of amendments before their vote on the Senate Floor expected Wednesday June 21.

 

  • President Williams speaks out against House Bill 2– House Bill 2 weakens protections for employees from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It has passed committee in the House of Representatives and is expected to be voted on this week by the full House. President Williams released the following statement:

“All employees have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment based on age, sex, race, disability, military status and religion. However, if an unlawful discriminatory practice occurs, we should be pushing for more paths for workers to hold their employer and, if appropriate, individual supervisors and managers accountable for their actions. Any bill that adds procedural or bureaucratic roadblocks and barriers to an already burdensome process impedes on the rights of all working people and should be considered a harmful invitation for further attacks on protections for the workforce.”

“We proudly stand with the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and the Ohio NAACP in opposing Substitute House Bill 2 and ask our lawmakers to vote ‘NO’ to protect the rights of working people across the State of Ohio.”

  • Public Director Josh Norris speaks out against conditions at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility- “We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of OCSEA protesting the unsafe working conditions at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Overcrowding of inmates at the facility has led to increased violence while low staffing levels have left our members more vulnerable to incidents and assaults.”

“The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility is not alone in its issue of overcrowding. Ohio’s prison system is currently operating at 132% of capacity; over 11,000 more inmates than the system was built for. These conditions, along with tighter budgets from the state, have resulted in dangerous staffing levels for OCSEA’s corrections officers and other 1199 members charged with maintaining a safe and orderly facility where inmates can participate in rehabilitative services to avoid recidivism. Prisons are resorting to the hazardous practice of mandatory overtime to reach minimum staffing requirements, leaving fatigued officers, case managers, nurses and other employees on duty for hours longer than scheduled.”   

“The opioid epidemic and increasing drug use within the prisons has contributed to overcrowding and acts of violence within its walls.  Some of these same conditions led to the Lucasville prison riot nearly 25 years ago, and projections of even greater incarcerated populations increases the threat of violence exponentially.”  

“We also need to work to insure that the parole officers and others Union members responsible for overseeing these offenders once they are released have the necessary tools and resources to do this. Caseload sizes outside the prisons are just as bad as the overcrowding within the institutions, but often more dangerous as these same offenders are now out in our communities.”     

“Though the recent efforts to change sentencing rules to reduce incarceration for low level offenders is a step in the right direction, something must be done now to establish safe staffing and caseload levels and protect workers in our prisons and parole officers to ensure each and every employee makes it home to their families at the end of their shift.”

  • Pension Update-The School Employees Retirement System has proposed making changes to its system of annual cost of living (COLA) increases. Currently, SERS retirees receive a 3% COLA increase each year. The SERS Board would like to freeze these increases for all retirees for the next two years, then tie the increase to the consumer price index (CPI), capped at 2.5%. Both the Ohio Senate and House have introduced bills, SB 151 Hite and HB 242 Carfagna, to allow SERS to make their COLA increases optional, and tie them to the CPI, capped at 2.5%. These changes could also be added as amendments to the State Budget Bill.

 

o   HB 242 has been scheduled for sponsor and proponent testimony this Wednesday June 7th in the House Aging and Long Term Care Committee at 10am.

o   Call Chairman Steven Arndt at 614-644-6011 and tell him these pension changes will hurt thousands of retirees who are already struggling to pay for their basic needs on a fixed income. Stop hearings on HB 242!

 

ACTION ALERT: Join SEIU 1199 along with our brothers and sisters from AFSCME and OAPSE to protest changes to the School Employees pension system. Together, we will tell our lawmakers to PROTECT OUR PENSIONS!

 

When: Wednesday June 7, 12:30-2pm

Where: Statehouse, Capitol Square. Meet at the Sheraton Courtyard facing State Street. At 1:00pm, we’ll line the path legislators take to go to Session on the South Steps of the Statehouse. At 1:30 we’ll walk two blocks to SERS Headquarters and demand our voices are heard by the new Executive Director.

 

These employees and retirees worked hard to earn their pensions. Together, we can stop the legislature from taking away this important increase, meant to help families cover their bills amid the rising cost of basic necessities.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

 

  • State Budget-The West Virginia Legislature continues to deliberate over the State Operating Budget. A new budget must be approved by June 30, or state agencies and services could shut down while state employees are furloughed.

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 was victorious and secured industrial justice in a recent arbitration decision delivered by Arbitrator Furman. The Arbitrator agreed with the Union that the college had not satisfied its contractual obligation to meet the 7 tests of just cause in disciplinary matters and overturned the colleges unjust termination of Ms. Prater and awarded her all lost wages and benefits and seniority.

In yet another victory, long time Cincinnati State Union member Paula Harnist won her recent arbitration. Arbitrator Klein also determined that the college had failed to satisfy their contractual obligation to terminate members only for just cause. The arbitrator awarded all lost wages, benefits and seniority to member Harnist as well.

These victories outline the continued importance and value of contract enforcement and where the grievance process can deliver industrial justice to Union members who have been unjustly harmed in violation of your contract. Copies of each decision is available below.

Congratulations and welcome back to both Rochell and Paula!!!

Attachments:

 

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 and increase it over the next seven years until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024.  

 

  • American Health Care Act (AHCA)– According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years. The CBO’s assessment shows that the deficit would fall and premiums would fall for some Americans, but the report also raises potential concerns about the bill. The agency reports that the bill could destabilize individual insurance markets in some states, leaving unhealthy Americans unable to buy insurance. The bill is currently in the Senate, where different groups are looking to make further changes to the bill. Ohio Senators Portman and Brown say they oppose the bill as passed by the house.

 

  • Trump Budget– Last Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its first full budget which proposes a staggering $1 trillion in cuts to a broad swath of non-defense programs, hurting working families and dragging down our economy. The proposal decimates programs that help families afford basics like healthcare, put food on the table, and keep a roof over their heads, while at the same time undermining our public education system, making it harder for working families to afford college, and putting our environment at risk—all to fund a deportation force, build a border wall and give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations. Specifically, Trump’s budget:

 

o   Takes away healthcare from children, seniors, and people with disabilities: Trump’s budget decimates Medicaid with cuts of $610 billion over ten years, on top of the $1 trillion Medicaid cut in the House Republican healthcare bill.

 

o   Breaks his promise to preserve Social Security: Trump’s budget cuts $72 billion from Social Security income support and disability and other disability programs, which help seniors and people with disabilities replace lost wages when they fall on hard times. 

 

o   Pursues mass deportations of hardworking immigrant families: Trump budget spends  $1.5 billion on additional detention bed space and deportations, $2.6 million to start building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border, and $300 million to recruit and hire new immigration agents. The budget would also deny the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to households where any family member lacks a social security number

o   Takes away food assistance and undermine the economic security of children and other vulnerable Americans: Trump’s budget cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) by an unprecedented 25% – almost $200 billion over 10 years – and  the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) by $21 billion over 10 years.

 

o   Puts the care and healthy development of children at risk: While the Trump budget maintains funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Head Start, it calls for eliminating the CCAMPIS program, which funds child care for parents enrolled in college, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school program and the Pre-school Development Grant Program. 

 

o   Puts the dream of higher education out of reach for millions, including dedicated public servants: Trump’s budget steals $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant reserve fund and freezes the maximum award so inflation will chip away at the program’s effectiveness.  It also phases out subsidized loans for education loan borrowers while they’re still in college, which could cost borrowers an additional $27 billion, and eliminates the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for faculty, social workers, and of others who have dedicated their life to public service.  

 

o   Cuts funding for job training and other job assistance programs: Trump’s budget makes a 20% cut to the Department of Labor including a 43% cut to key job training programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) . This could cause 571,000 workers to lose access to critical job training, career development, and job search assistance services. 

 

o   Takes infrastructure money away from state and local governments: Trump’s budget makes cuts to the Highway Trust Fund and eliminates the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants — all to fund tax breaks for Wall Street elites under the guise of an infrastructure plan.

 

o   Undermines our public education system: Trump’s budget cuts $8 billion from the U.S. Department of Education, an overall reduction of 13 percent, while spending about $400 million to expand charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools, and another $1 billion to push public schools to adopt choice-friendly policies.

 

o   Takes away affordable housing: Trump’s budget makes deep cuts to rental assistance that would eliminate housing vouchers for more than 250,000 lower-income households.

 

Ohio

  • Pension Update-The School Employees Retirement System has proposed making changes to its system of annual cost of living (COLA) increases. Currently, SERS retirees receive a 3% COLA increase each year. The SERS Board would like to freeze these increases for all retirees for the next two years, then tie the increase to the consumer price index (CPI), capped at 2.5%. Both the Ohio Senate and House have introduced bills, SB 151 Hite and HB 242 Carfagna, to allow SERS to make their COLA increases optional, and tie them to the CPI, capped at 2.5%. These changes could also be added as amendments to the State Budget Bill.

 

ACTION ALERT: Join SEIU 1199 along with our brothers and sisters from AFSCME and OAPSE to protest these changes to the School Employees pension system. Together, we will tell our lawmakers to PROTECT OUR PENSIONS!

 

When: Wednesday June 7, 12:30-2pm

Where: Statehouse, Capitol Square. Meet at the Sheraton Courtyard facing State Street. At 1:00pm, we’ll line the path legislators take to go to Session on the South Steps of the Statehouse. At 1:30 we’ll walk two blocks to SERS Headquarters and demand our voices are heard by the new Executive Director.

 

These employees and retirees worked hard to earn their pensions. Together, we can stop the legislature from taking away this important increase, meant to help families cover their bills amid the rising cost of basic necessities.

 

  • State Budget-This week Senators will submit their amendment for consideration in the State Budget Bill. SEIU 1199 has been working closely with key members in the Senate to ensure make sure amendments offered are within the interests of our members, their families and their communities.

o   Specifically, a budget amendment will be offered by several members of the Senate to include our Parole officers in a special OPERS pension plan for law enforcement officers.

 

West Virginia

  • Right-to-Work (is Wrong)-A date has been set for arguments regarding the future of West Virginia’s right-to-work law. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General v. West Virginia AFL-CIO, et al., on September 5, the day after Labor Day. The Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 in February 2016, overriding a veto by then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act went into effect July 1. The law would have prohibited requiring workers being union members or paying union dues in order to be employed but has been on hold since a judge ordered an injunction on the legislation.

 

  • Budget-The State Budget Bill was introduced and had a first reading on Wednesday May 25. The legislature is currently in recess until June 5.

 

Kentucky

  • Right-to-Work (is Wrong)– The Kentucky State AFL–CIO and Teamsters Local 89 jointly filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court seeking injunctive relief from enforcement of unfair and discriminatory provisions of House Bill 1 – The Kentucky Right to Work Act. Plaintiffs believe that HB 1 violates the Kentucky Constitution and is bad for Kentuckians. Plaintiffs are confident the Kentucky courts will invalidate this pernicious statute, will restore to unions and companies in Kentucky the freedom to bargain to preserve strong unions as they have done successfully for many decades, and will halt this effort to drive down Kentucky wages.

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 programs like Medicaid, food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, and child nutrition programs.
  • These proposed cuts would be on top of the $880 billion Medicaid cutin the Republican House-passed healthcare bill and the $54 billion of cuts already proposed in the skinny budget—all to pay for a border wall and tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.

ACA Repeal/Replace

  • The Congressional Budget Office score on the AHCA will come out next week, and will contain with details on how the bill passed by the House will impact each state.
  • Despite the chaos in the Trump Administration, groups of Senators continue to meet on creating a Senate repeal/replace bill. Medicaid funding caps for the states, an eventual end to Medicaid expansion and cuts to the program itself remain on the table.
  • Republican leadership want a new bill by July Recess

Ohio

  • Lobby Day Success! Healthcare, State and Public Members from across the state came together for a Day of Action at the Ohio Statehouse to speak with elected officials about the issues facing their communities, their workplaces and their families. We also heard presentations about the threat of Right to Work (is Wrong) policies in Ohio and what members can do to push back against false messaging.
  • Our Lobby Day participants made Republican leaders nervous with their presence at a hearing on a bill to sunset and possibly privatize state agencies. House Bill 51 was up for a vote in the House State and Local Government Committee. To avoid the public eye, Republican leaders scheduled the hearing in the smallest hearing room in the Statehouse, and “technological difficulties” prevented our members from listening to committee in the overflow room.
  • Budget– The Senate continues to hold hearings on the biennial budget bill. The Senate must submit their first round of amendments to the bill by May 31.

Action Alert: The Ohio Nurses Association is holding this rally to bring attention to the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime for nurses.
Where: Ohio Statehouse, West lawn along High Street
When: Wednesday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
Why:

  • We need to eliminate the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime and its impact on providing safe care to patients.
  • Patients have died from errors caused by fatigued nurses
  • Nurses have died from this practice driving home drowsy and falling asleep at the wheel

Facts:

  • Across Ohio, nurses are being forced to work 14, 16 and even 24 hours while physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted.
  • Statistics show that nurses working over 12.5 hours are 3x more likely to make an error, contributing to medical errors being the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.

Let’s join together and tell Ohio’s lawmakers that patients and nurses deserve better. Ohioans deserve safe, quality care. Together we can make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime.

 

West Virginia

  • Extraordinary Session-The West Virginia Legislature was unable to pass a balanced state budget during regularly scheduled session without the Governor’s veto. After a 10 day recess, the legislature was called back by the Governor on May 16 for “Extraordinary” Session. The legislature can only work on the state budget and a small number of bills impacting the state budget.
  • The Legislature must pass a new state budget by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, June 30, or face consequences of a shutdown and interrupted services.

Robert Reich: Why “Right to Work” is Wrong for Workers

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the truth behind so-called “Right to Work” laws and how they hurt working families.

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 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
Compass 1 1 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.
Darlington 1 1 Ohio Private
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
Mapleview 1 1 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
Oesterlen 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
ZEPF 1 3 Ohio Private

 

Attention CMSD SEIU Members

Sisters and Brothers of the CMSD Chapter of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH,

I have been in direct contact with the District regarding the recent situation with pay checks being incorrect and members not being compensated properly. The District has informed me that they are actively investigating the issue and will share more information as it becomes available and that anyone who has discovered an issue with their paycheck should contact their supervisor and make them aware so that it can be corrected. The District believes that all errors have been or should be fully corrected by the January 27 pay date.  Your SEIU Local leadership is aware of the situation and will continue to share updates and news as it is available. In the meantime if anyone has any further questions or concerns please make sure to reach out to your supervisor or 1199 local delegate right away. As always, let us know if there is anything else we can do.

Attachment: Letter from the CEO

In Solidarity,

 

Josh Norris

Pubic Division Director

SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH

614-461-1199

JNorris@seiu1199.org

 

2016 SEIU 1199 Scholarship Winners

 

 

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 !

 

EASTBROOK CENTER

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 Hospital

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

Park Vista Member EUGENIA ELLIS is the winner of a scholarship !

Rescue

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 !

ZEPF CENTER

William McMeekan, son of Zepf  Member MARY BETH WATKEYS is the winner of a scholarship !

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 LEADERSHIP ASSEMBLY

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.

2016 Scholarships

Who is eligible?
All SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH members in good standing and their immediate family members are eligible.

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Exclusive Discounts for Members Only

As a member of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH, we would like to invite you to take advantage of all of the benefit programs you find on this website. Everything from insurance and credit cards, to discounts on travel and everyday items. We’re proud to bring you this assortment of great benefits—at no cost or obligation—just for being a member! We have several great programs.

Read More about how to save money as a member.

SEIU 2016 Convention Delegation Election

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.

School & Local Govt. Employees Vice President Election Results

 SEIU/District 1199 

School & Local Govt. Employees Vice President 

Election Results: 

Scherhera Shearer 102 Votes* 

Michele Burk 56 Votes 

*Denotes Winner 

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo Ivan, Elections Chair, at 614-461-1199 or 1-800-227-1199. 

Working People Across West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio Call on Candidates to Back $15, Union Rights

FF15March

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Nearly 1,000 working people fighting for $15 and union rights joined SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH members in Cleveland to stress to all candidates that the millions of workers paid less than $15 an hour are a powerful voting bloc demanding support for our Fight for $15 Voter Agenda, which includes higher pay, union rights, and addressing racism.

Many supporters of the Fight for $15 movement are voting for the first time this year.

“No matter how hard or long I work, I still dont make enough to cover the basics like rent for my family or my bus pass. So even though I registered to vote nearly a decade ago, I never voted because I felt like it didnt matter, said Ken Abner who makes $8.30 per hour and voted for the first time since 2008. But our movement is changing that. Im one of the 2.4 million Ohioans who could swing this election, and if candidates want my vote, they can come and get it by backing $15 and union rights.”

“By sticking together and speaking up, we are building a powerful movement for a better future for our families,” said Artheta Peters, a Cleveland home care worker. “We want every presidential candidate on both sides of the aisle to know they’ll only get our vote if they support $15 and union rights.”

Everywhere candidates go this primary season, workers in the Fight for $15 movement are following them, forcing White House hopefuls to address the demands of the nearly 64 million Americans paid less than $15, drowning out supporters for the individual candidates.

FF15LogoLearn more about our Fight for $15 movement at: WorkersRising.com 

FIGHT FOR $15 – In Your Own Words

Statements of support from SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Member Leaders

CarolFord“As a nursing home worker, I understand the importance of dignity,” said Carol Ford, a state-tested nursing assistant from Cleveland. “We are calling on our elected representatives to make sure underpaid workers have a fair shot. We’re sick and tired of corporations and the wealthy having so much power that they can manipulate the rules in their favor.”

 

JudyMaldonado“Too many working people—whether they work in fast-food, child care, home care, hospitals, airports or colleges—are paid too little to support their families,” said Judy Maldonado, a registered nurse from Lorain, Ohio. “Paychecks have stayed the same for too long, hurting families, communities and the economy.”

 

DebbieHajzak“The 64 million Americans paid less than $15 per hour are a political force that cannot be ignored,” said Debbie Hajzak who works for the Cleveland Public Library. “If you stand up for $15 an hour and union rights, we will stand behind you.”

 

PeteHanlon“No working mom or dad should have to struggle to provide for their family,” said Pete Hanlon, a psychology assistant from Wadsworth, Ohio. “An economy and a democracy that works for all us is possible and that starts with $15 and a union.”

 

VikkiTully“By sticking together and speaking up, we are building a powerful movement for a better future for our families,” said Vikki Tully, a teacher with the Appalachian Council Head Start program from Alkol, West Virginia. “It is up to us to leave a better and more equal world for children and grandchildren.” 

SAVE THE DATE: Day of Action for Worker Justice

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 | Huntington, WV & Cleveland, OH

We believe in and will fight for a just society:

  • Where all workers are valued and all people are respected.
  • Where all families and communities thrive.
  • Where we leave a better and more equal world for generations to come.

We won’t stop until we make poverty history by ensuring all workers have a path to $15 per hour and union rights, affordable child care, quality long-term care and we properly address racism, discrimination and injustice in our community.

We invite you to bring your family, friends and co-workers to our Day of Action for Worker Justice on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Events will be held in Huntington, WV and Cleveland, OH. For additional information, contact your Administrative Organizer.

Coming Soon! Watch Your Email for Special Announcements

SEIUMB

For more than a year, our union has been working hard to develop a brand new benefits program that provides products and services specifically designed to meet the needs of SEIU members. We’re happy to announce that SEIU Member Benefits is scheduled to launch later this spring.

The SEIU Member Benefits program will offer you high-quality financial, insurance and discount products supported by a dedicated, member-only website and customer service center with bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking representatives and a toll-free telephone number.

This is just the beginning—there are more value-added programs to come. Watch your email for additional information on this exclusive program.

SEIU Member Benefits Launches Spring 2016

SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH ACTION PLATFORM
Unity. Justice. Progress.

Working people are facing a deep and growing crisis in our communities, our country and our world. We are working harder than ever but struggling to get by, while all the new wealth is going to the rich and the well connected. Good-paying jobs with benefits and retirement security are hard to find, quality healthcare is still inaccessible for too many and our basic rights are being threatened.

This action platform was created by you – the members of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH – as our foundation to fight for our issues to ensure that politicians, elected leaders and our employers hear our voice in our communities and our workplaces.

Our mission continues to be improving the lives of working people and their families and to achieve greater social and economic justice. Together with our allies, we are standing up for a just society where all workers are valued and all people are respected, where all families and communities thrive, and where we leave a better and more equal world for generations to come.

GOOD JOBS & ECONOMIC JUSTICE

  • Fighting for $15 & A Union For All Working People
  • Retirement Security Including Protecting Social Security & Pensions
  • Earned Paid Sick & Family Leave
  • Affordable Childcare, Education & College

QUALITY CARE FOR ALL

  • Quality Long-Term Care for our Seniors & People with Disabilities
  • Free Healthcare from Birth Until Death by Expanding Medicaid & Medicare
  • Protecting & Improving the Affordable Care Act

SOCIAL, RACIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

  • Protecting the Rights of Women & Demanding Pay Equity
  • Addressing the lasting impact of racism toward Black Americans
  • End Workplace & Housing Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered People
  • Clean Air, Water & Food for Our Communities
  • A Pathway to Citizenship for Aspiring Americans

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD RESOLUTION REPORT

PAC65 Previously Endorsed West Virginia Candidates PASSED
PAC66 Newly Endorsed West Virginia Candidates PASSED
PAC67 Previously Endorsed Ohio Candidates PASSED
PAC68    Zach Klein for Franklin County (Ohio) Prosecutor PASSED

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIONS

April 14               Day of Action for Worker Justice                   Huntington, WV / Cleveland, OH

 

May 18                Cleveland Regional Membership Meeting    Cleveland, OH

 

May 22 – 24        SEIU International Convention                       Detroit, MI

 

July 13                Huntington Regional Membership Meeting   Huntington, WV

 

July 22                Regional Executive Board Meetings              Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Huntington, WV

 

September 21   Toledo Regional Membership Meeting                  Toledo, OH

 

October 20-21   Leadership Assembly / E-Board Meeting      Columbus, OH

 

November 8      Election Day 2016: Remember in November   Go Vote!

 

November 30    Cincinnati Regional Membership Meeting     Cincinnati, OH

School District & Local Govt. Vice President Election Notification

School District & Local Govt. Vice President Election Notification

Below is the voting schedule for the School District & Local Govt. Vice President position:

Chapter Date Time Address
Cleveland Metropolitan School District 3/23/2016 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SEIU 1199 Cleveland Office, 1771 E. 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44114
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD 3/17/2016 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SEIU 1199 Cleveland Office, 1771 E. 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44114
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD –  Forest Hill Center 3/18/2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. On Site – Gym, 14800 Private Drive, East Cleveland, OH 44112
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD –  Maple Heights Adult Activity Ctr 3/29/2016 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. On Site – Cafeteria, 14775 Broadway Ave., Maple Heights, OH, 44137
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – M.A. Donzella Admin. Bldg. 3/9/2016 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Huron Conf. Rm., 1275 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland, OH 44114
Jefferson County Board of DD 3/22/2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Schaffer Plaza Home C,  256 John Scott Hwy., Steubenville, OH 43952

 

Candidates:

Michele Burk
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Adult Services

Scherhera Shearer
Cleveland Metropolitan School District

2016 SEIU Convention Delegation Elections

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.

School District & Local Govt. Member Vice President Nominations

SEIU/District 1199 Executive Board Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for School District & Local Govt. Member Vice President 

To be a candidate on the ballot, a nominating petition with the signatures of 20 members in good standing must be received in the SEIU 1199 Columbus office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, Attention: Mary Jo Ivan, by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2016. Nominating petitions are available in the SEIU 1199 Columbus and Cleveland offices, from your organizer, or on line by clicking here. Petitions must contain original signatures – faxed or scanned copies will not be accepted. Voting will take place during the month of March, 2016.

Any dues paying member in good standing who has paid dues for at least one (1) calendar year is eligible to run.

If only one candidate submits the proper amount of signatures, that candidate will be awarded the position by acclamation.

School & Local Government Nominating Petition

Member Leaders Celebrate Cleveland Schools Improved Student Assessments

CMSD_ShayCLEVELAND, OHIO – After more than a decade of flat and low results in national testing, CMSD now ranks near the top in academic growth when compared with 20 other large U.S. urban school districts, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress released Wednesday.
Executive Board Member Scherhera Hill Shearer represented SEIU DIstrict 1199 at this exciting announcement. 

The District was one of only three districts in the group to improve on all four sections of the 2015 NAEP, also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The test is given every two years.

To view the NAEP report, click here.

Social Justice Conference 2015: Remarks by Lynn Radcliffe, Retiree

Lynn Radcliffe is a former Member Vice President and now serves as a member leader of our Retiree Chapter. For more than 34 years, Lynn served the students and families of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.