April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
School & Local Govt. Employees Vice President
Scherhera Shearer 102 Votes*
Michele Burk 56 Votes
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo Ivan, Elections Chair, at 614-461-1199 or 1-800-227-1199.
School District & Local Govt. Vice President Election Notification
Below is the voting schedule for the School District & Local Govt. Vice President position:
|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|
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Adult Services
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
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.
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.
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.
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 !
Lorain, Ohio – The bargaining committee representing union employees at the Lorain County Community Action Agency, members of the Service Employees International Union District 1199, are asking both union members and the LCCAA Board of Directors to accept an independent, third party fact-finders report that would bring to close over 32 months of negotiations. The current collective bargaining agreement expired on July 31st, 2013.
“We are looking forward to getting back to providing an umbrella of quality services for the children and families of our community,” said Kathryn Ramsey, a Family Service Worker with the Lorain County Community Action Agency and member of the SEIU District 1199 bargaining committee. “We encourage our union members and the LCCAA Board of Directors to accept this fact-finders decision so that we can work together to lift people in our community out of poverty.”
The report, which can be read in its entirety here, was issued by Thomas J. Nowel who was appointed by agreement of the parties to conduct the fact-finding hearing.
Workers at LCCAA will vote on Tuesday, August 11th from 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm at the Quality Inn, located at 739 Leona Street in Elyria.
Union members remain committed to avoiding a strike and want to continue negotiations with college administrators.
CINCINNATI, OHIO – It has been two weeks since an independent, third-party fact finder issued recommendations for reaching a fair contract between the nearly 150 clerical, technical, and support staff at Cincinnati State, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199, and the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Board of Trustees. Soon after, that report was overwhelming supported by workers and unanimously rejected by the Board of Trustees.
Publically, college president O’Dell Owens has said, “we are convinced a fair agreement is within reach.” But for weeks, Owens refused to meet or even acknowledge calls and emails from Union representatives for continued negotiations until now.
“We applaud college administrators for agreeing to come back to the table,” said Becky Williams, President of SEIU District 1199. “Workers remain committed to working out a fair contract that is in the best interest of all parties involved, including the staff, students and visitors of the college.” Negotiations are scheduled to begin at 10am on Tuesday, August 12th at the college.
If an agreement cannot be reached, the bargaining committee may have no choice but to move forward with their plans to issue a 10-day notice of their intent to strike, which could directly impact the beginning of classes later this month.
Union members committed to avoiding a strike and want to continue negotiations with college administrators.
CINCINNATI, OHIO – Just days after the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Board of Trustees voted behind closed doors during executive session to reject an independent, third-party fact finder report, the nearly 150 clerical, technical, and support staff at Cincinnati State, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199, voted overwhelmingly in favor of issuing a 10-day notice of their intent to strike.
“With the fall semester just weeks away, workers are committed to sitting down and continuing conversations with Cincinnati State administrators that would avoid a strike and any disruption to services to the students, staff and visitors of the college,” said Becky Williams, President of the SEIU District 1199. “We will meet with our negotiating committee to discuss the effective date of the strike notice over the next week and are fully committed to working out an agreement between workers and the college.”
Williams sent a letter to Cincinnati State President O’Dell Owens asking to sit down and discuss the rationale behind the Board of Trustee’s decision to reject the report and to call for continued talks between the parties last week, but calls and emails to Dr. Owens have not been returned.
LORAIN — Head Start employees let their voices be heard July 22 in downtown Lorain to protest to the restructuring by Lorain County Community Action Agency’s CEO Jackie Boehnlein, meaning some of them could be laid off.
Boehnlein has said that 25 notices were sent out to assistant teachers detailing the layoffs.
Head Start will be restructured and instead of having one head teacher and one assistant teacher, classrooms will now have two head teachers, she said.
In an advisory sent to The Morning Journal on July 22, workers have concerns that the community could suffer because Boehnlein wants to restructure by eliminating jobs of teachers and family service works who were part of the Community Action Agency’s passing the Head Start Federal Review.
“Many teachers at the (Community Action Agency’s) Head Start program are educators with years of classroom experience,” the advisory said. “The workers are subjected to layoffs because the administration doesn’t deem them educated enough.
Continue reading the article here: http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20140723/head-start-workers-protest-restructuring-in-lorain
Cincinnati State employees call on Dr. O’Dell Owens to resume talks, concerns grow that workers may issue a 10-day notice of intent to strike as early as next week.
CINCINNATI, OHIO – Workers were shocked and appalled to learn late Tuesday evening that behind closed doors, under a cloud of secrecy, the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Board of Trustees voted during executive session to reject the Fact Finder’s Report & Recommendations issued on July 17th, 2014. This is an unprecedented move by the college, as past disputes between Cincinnati State and SEIU District 1199 which have gone to fact-finding have been overwhelmingly supported by the Board of Trustees.
The nearly 150 clerical, technical, and support staff at Cincinnati State Technical and Career College, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 will vote this afternoon on the Fact Finder Report, which is expected to be accepted overwhelmingly by workers.
“For nearly 12 months, we have been working with the college to bargain a fair contract that preserves quality services for students, staff and visitors of Cincinnati State,” said Dawn Wilke, chapter president, former adjunct professor and CSTCC employee with nearly ten years of service to the college. “We were shocked and appalled by the decision of the Board to reject the fact-finding report and to turn back the clock on decades of cooperation and collaboration between staff and management.”
After learning of the decision by the Board of Trustees, SEIU District 1199 President Becky Williams sent a letter to Cincinnati State President O’Dell Owens asking to sit down and discuss the rationale behind rejecting the report and to call for continued talks between the parties.
“The workers of Cincinnati State are committed to working with college executives to bargain a fair contract that preserves the dignity, rights and respect they deserve,” said Becky Williams, President of SEIU District 1199. “Today, I reached out to President Owens and encouraged him to honor the process of collective bargaining in the best interest of the college and to explain why they felt it was necessary to reject the independent fact finder’s report.”
Pending the outcome of the vote on the fact finder’s report by workers today, union members have already begun planning for a full membership meeting early next week to discuss next steps, and if an agreement cannot be reached, possibly issue a 10-day notice of intent to strike.
The full version of the fact finder report can be found here.