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SEIU’s Henry: SEIU members send love, support to families of Las Vegas victims, all first responders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 2, 2017

Contact: Sara Lonardo, 202/730-7332sara.lonardo@seiu.org

SEIU’s Henry: SEIU members send love, support to families of Las Vegas victims, all first responders

WASHINGTON—SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on last night’s shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas:

 “Our hearts are broken at news of the devastating tragedy in Las Vegas, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. SEIU’s two million members stand in support of our 18,000 members in Nevada, who include the paramedics, nurses, emergency room staff and other hospital workers who responded heroically last night and are still at work treating the wounded. Their brothers and sisters across our union stand ready to support them and their families however possible.

“The unsung acts of heroism like what we’ve seen and heard about in the past few hours are happening far too often. No one should have to live in fear that a simple night out at a concert will turn into a battle for your life. From Baltimore to Chicago to Orlando, gun violence has had a devastating impact on our nation. SEIU members renew our commitment to use every ounce of our energy to unite and fight to end this senseless gun violence. We will not rest until we have won our vision of a just society, where all work is 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”

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The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) unites 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. SEIU members working in the healthcare industry, in the public sector and in property services believe in the power of joining together on the job to win higher wages and benefits and to create better communities while fighting for a more just society and an economy that works for all of us, not just corporations and the wealthy.

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Reno News 4 & Fox 11 Coverage of Renown Nurses

Video Coverage from Reno News 4 & Fox 11 on Renown Negotiations

See the full story here.

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Labor Day Action: America Needs Unions!

This Labor Day, Las Vegas union workers, community members and Nevada’s elected leaders are proudly marching with Fight for $15 fast-food workers as they go on strike in over 300 cities.

We’ll march down the Las Vegas Strip and demand $15 and a Union, because we know that having a powerful voice through unions enables hard working families to improve their lives and fight back against a rigged political system.

Don’t miss this important Labor Day event. Join us Monday, September, 4, as we stand together with our community to stand up for our rights and proudly say: America Needs Unions!


Las Vegas Labor Day Action: March for $15 and a Union!

Monday, September 4
10 am – 12 pm
March begins @ 3475 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV
Get updates on the event: http://bit.ly/LaborDay17
RSVP: http://seiunv.seiu.org/lvlaborday
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SEIU Nevada Members to Senator Heller: Keep Nevada Covered!

On the same day Senate Republicans revealed their own disastrous version of healthcare repeal, SEIU Nevada members hit the streets and phone lines, calling on Senator Dean Heller to vote no against any legislation that takes Medicaid coverage away from seniors, people with disabilities and children.

At University Medical Center, dozens of healthcare and home care workers, along with community allies and leaders, marched together, speaking out about the impact of Medicaid in the lives of the patients they serve.

“As a nurse, this saddens me. I see first-hand how quality, affordable care benefits patients. If Medicaid goes away, where will our patients go?” said Michael Collins, RN at UMC. “Working at UMC, we’ve seen the emotional and financial costs that patients incur when they don’t have access to quality care and affordable health coverage.”

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Recently, Senator Heller signaled that he supports ending Medicaid expansion, which would affect hundreds of thousands of Nevadans that rely on the program for quality care.

States like Nevada—which must balance budgets and already face fiscal pressures—will not be able to make up for the lost federal dollars and will be forced to deny care to some of our most vulnerable patients and clients.

“Whatever it takes, we have to make sure Senator Dean Heller does not eliminate Medicaid,” said state Senator Tick Segerblom.

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Meanwhile, healthcare workers at three Dignity St. Rose Dominican hospitals are hitting the phones around the clock during their breaks to tell Senator Heller to #SaveMedicaid and that healthcare repeal leaves too many Nevadans vulnerable.

Want to make a difference? Make your voice heard. Call 866-426-2631 and tell Senator Heller to Vote No on healthcare repeal.

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Clark County Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 15
CONTACT: Karen Backus, Karen.backus@seiu.org

SEIU Nevada Local 1107 members vote overwhelmingly to approve quality services contract with Clark County

Agreement provides stronger voice to workers who keep the county running

LAS VEGAS, NV—The hard-working women and men who keep Clark County running, who maintain our streets and ensure our water is safe to drink, have voted by a margin of 96% to approve a new collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Nevada Local 1107 and Clark County.

“We stuck together as co-workers, generated thousands of calls to the Board of Commissioners, and rallied at the Government Center to move beyond impasse—when not a single agreement with the county could be reached,” said Brenda Marzan, a senior business systems analyst and vice president of the non-supervisory unit at Clark County. “We’ve secured a good contract by the June 30 deadline that allows us to advance our work and build a better future for our families.”

Following Thursday’s vote count, Michelle Maese, a family services supervisor and member of the union bargaining committee shared how union members turned out in historically high numbers to vote for the three-year agreement. “I’m excited that we’ve won a contract that will strengthen our voice to provide high quality services to all who live, work and visit our community,” stated Maese.

The collective bargaining agreement between SEIU Nevada and Clark County covers more than 5,000 supervisory and non-supervisory employees who provide public services throughout the Las Vegas valley, including the Department of Aviation (McCarran International Airport), Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Water Reclamation District, District Courts and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The new contract runs through June 30, 2020.

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SEIU Nevada 1107 represents 18,000 hard working Nevadans in the public sector and at major hospitals across the state. They include nurses, health care workers, clerical staff, social workers, and maintenance workers. Visit www.seiunv.org to find out more about the people who care for all Nevadans.

 

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Final Agreement Reached with Clark County

VOTE JUNE 13-15 FOR A STRONGER VOICE FOR QUALITY SERVICES

We have reached a final tentative agreement with Clark County for a three-year contract that will give us a stronger voice to provide high quality public services, just policies and supports to do our best work and advance in our jobs, and a 2% cost of living increase in the first year with a wage opener for the second and third year.

We stood united with our co-workers, generated thousands of calls to the Board of Commissioners, and rallied at the Government Center to move beyond impasse–when not a single agreement with the county could be reached–to securing a contract before the June 30th deadline.

CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three-year contract term effective July 1, 2017.
  • Two percent (2%) cost of living increase guaranteed for all employees.
  • We will reopen negotiations each of the following two years to bargain over wages and an additional article.
  • We fought back–and won–to keep our merit payments and step increases. We also added guarantees that our reviews and salary adjustment payments will be timely.

CONTRACT IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved language on certification pay and added protection for increases for CDLs and physicals.
  • Maintained current time and attendance procedures, including daily overtime.
  • Added payments for tools and supplies and added provisions/equipment to be paid by County.
  • Strengthened our voice by improving the procedures for use of labor management in supervisory and non-supervisory contracts.
  • No change to the current substance abuse policy.
  • SEIU Nevada members and representatives will now get advance notice of any new classification or positions or any modifications, changes or deletions of classifications or positions.

For clarification of any contract changes, ask a member of the bargaining team or attend a general membership meeting at the union hall on Monday, June 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We encourage all SEIU Nevada Local 1107 members to vote Tuesday, June 13 through Thursday, June 15.

LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14
Thursday, June 15
*Check back as more locations and times are being added.

Please bring a county ID or photo ID. If you haven’t already joined our union, you will have the opportunity to sign up on-site before voting.

Expiring Contract

Contract (Supervisory) 2015-2017     Contract (Non-Supervisory) 2015-2017

Below, you will find the tentative agreement between SEIU 1107 and County of Clark. The tentative agreement is subject to ratification by both parties.

New Terms of Agreement (Supervisory & Non-Supervisory)

Additional Terms of Agreement (Supervisory)

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Patients Grade Hospitals. Where Does Your Favorite Rank?

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You see them posted prominently in all of your favorite eating establishments, so why not post letter grades in Nevada’s hospitals?

That’s the premise behind a bill sponsored by State Senator Patricia Spearman.

The measure requires that letter grades must be posted on the facility’s website and prominently near each entrance.

Hospitals already get grades from the federal government’s Patient Satisfaction Survey, but unless you know where to look,  you’ll never see them.

The link above is for Nevada’s acute care facilities with emergency services.  As you’ll see, many receive only one or two stars out of five, and score below the national average on individual metrics.

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