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The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada is Clark County’s only non-profit, public hospital, Founded in 1931, the hospital is the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and operates Nevada’s only burn care center. UMC is affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. SEIU Nevada represents more than 3,400 employees of the hospital.

  • Union Officers

University Medical Center

Vice President Maria Teresa Diaz

Chief Steward (Ancillary) Patricia Greaux

Chief Steward (Nursing) Elizabeth Bolhouse

Chief Steward (OSL) Deetra Revels

Steward Hasina Ali  

702-338-7611 ali.hasina@gmail.com

Steward Michael Collins  

702-300-7120 risingmike@aol.com

Steward Robert Ortiz  

702-505-2095

Steward Jason Clark

702-763-1695 jclarkumcsn@outlook.com

Steward Theresa McGowan

702-666-5012 theresamcgowan62@gmail.com

Steward Kenneth Bothuel

702-768-1410 bothu7@aol.com

Steward Romenia Snowden

702-810-1219 screamymimi66@gmail.com

Steward Diane London-Gargano

702-383-2000 london.diane37@yahoo.com

Steward Clara Hidalgo  

702-302-6269 cast_flo@hotmail.com


UMC Contract Proposal

Here is a summary of the tentative agreement between SEIU Nevada and UMC.

Here is the entire document.

 

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Clark County Commission Accepts UMC Contract Upheld in Binding Arbitration

UMC BCC Contract Accept Group Photo 2014Oct7 With union members and staff looking on, the Clark County Commission earlier this week (Oct. 7) accepted the UMC contract that was upheld last month in a binding arbitration ruling.

The vote and last month’s arbitration ruling followed UMC members’ ratification of the contract in December 2013.

Economic terms include:

  • 2% COLA, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014
  • 2% COLA, retroactive to July 1, 2014
  • 1.5% wage increase, effective July 1, 2015
  • Preservation of Longevity Pay for ALL employees

Union leaders most recently had been working to ensure commissioners accepted the binding ruling and didn’t re-deliberate it during today’s meeting.

The 4% total wage increase began appearing in Sept. 29 paychecks. Retro pay will take two-to-three pay periods to be processed.

We continue to aggressively challenge layoffs that began at UMC on Sept. 30.

Please CLICK HERE for a flier about the vote.

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VICTORY for UMC Employees

Binding Arbitration Decision Upholds the FAIR Contract You Ratified

The independent fact-finder has ruled IN OUR FAVOR in our tentative contract dispute with Clark County!

The fair contract we negotiated in good faith with UMCUMC_Logo Management will now be implemented:

  • 2% COLA, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014
  • 2% COLA retroactive to July 1, 2014
  • 1.5% wage increase effective July 1, 2015
  • Preservation of Longevity Pay for ALL employees

Although UMC management and our Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on the above provisions in December, County Commissioners in February 2014 refused to ratify the agreement. UMC then backtracked and offered Bargaining Unit employees a one-time $500 bonus in lieu of longevity pay. Such a change would have resulted in a significant financial loss for veteran UMC employees. In addition, Management’s new offer would have eliminated longevity pay for all future employees.

Public employees with several governmental entities we represent – including the county, UMC, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors’ Authority and the Regional Transportation Commission – receive longevity pay annually after eight years on the job, based on years of service.

After hearing arguments from both sides in early June and reviewing legal briefs submitted by the Union and the County, impartial Fact-Finder Jay  C. Fogelberg ruled that the tentative agreement “is the more reasonable of the two … I am not persuaded that such a drastic change of a benefit that has been a part of the parties’ labor agreement over the years, is now warranted … Taken as a whole, this evidence adequately supports the Local’s final position, compelling a finding in their favor.”

BUT our work isn’t finished — we now must fight for the UMC workers facing layoffs at the end of this month. The hospital last month announced it would eliminate 285 positions from its 3,400-employee workforce, including jobs held by about 170 of our members.

Please CLICK HERE for a flier about the arbitrator’s decision.

Please CLICK HERE for the Fact-Finder’s Opinion and Award.

Please CLICK HERE to read the Review-Journal‘s coverage of the arbitrator’s decision.

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Step 2 Completed in Effort to Finalize FAIR Contract for UMC Members Ratified

ContractAbitrationWe’ve completed Step 2 in the Arbitration process to secure the fair contract our University Medical Center bargaining team negotiated with management and you overwhelmingly ratified.

Our attorney and management’s lawyer have now submitted their required legal briefs following our June 6 hearing before an independent Fact-Finder.

Still at issue are two contract articles: 14 and 27, dealing with wages and longevity pay.

We expect a binding decision from the Fact-Finder in 30-to-60 days.

Please CLICK HERE for a flier about this development.

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SEIU Nevada Responds to Incendiary Richard Berman Smear of Unionized Nurses

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UMC RN and longtime SEIU Nevada member Michael Collins (L) and Washington, D.C. lobbyist Richard Berman

Richard Berman is a multimillionaire Washington lobbyist who relishes his nickname “Dr. Evil” (ripped off from the Mike Myers’ “Austin Powers” franchise) and has been described as the man “corporate America hires to say the nasty things they wouldn’t dare say themselves.” Berman long ago added labor unions to his growing hit list of public interest organizations and causes he viciously attacks on behalf of his deep-pocketed corporate clients. A Berman op-ed titled “Congress Must Curb SEIU’s Health Care Imposition,” ran in June 5’s Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Michael Collins, a longtime SEIU Nevada member and registered nurse at University Medical Center (and a recently elected trustee), responded to Berman’s latest rant, in a Letter to the Editor headlined “SEIU-Member Nurses Key Great Care,” published in June 23’s R-J. You can access Mike’s commentary by CLICKING HERE.

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Step 1 in UMC Contract Fact-Finding is Complete!

Our Union Continues to Fight for the Fair Contract You Approved!!!

Members of SEIU Nevada’s UMC Bargaining Team and staff.

Your bargaining team and union staff gathered for five hours Friday, June 6, before an independent Fact-Finder to make our case for two contract articles still at issue between us and Clark County. The County Commission in February refused to ratify the tentative agreement we reached in good faith with UMC management. The articles at issue are 14 and 27: wages and longevity pay.

We must now file legal briefs with the Fact-Finder, who will also receive “best and final” offers from both us and UMC management/Clark County. He will then issue a binding decision in 30-to-60 days.

You may download a flier about this latest chapter in our long contract fight by CLICKING HERE.

 

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St. Rose’s Maurice Parker and UMC’s Michael Collins Assume New Leadership Roles in Local

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Mike Collins has been elected Trustee of SEIU Nevada. (Photo of Maurice Parker coming soon.)

Maurice Parker, an active member in our local since we unionized the three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals (Dignity Health) in 2004-05, and Michael Collins, who has been a member of SEIU Nevada for 20 years and is a steward at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, have been elected to senior positions within SEIU Nevada.

Capturing 95% of the vote, Maurice has been elected vice president of our St. Rose/Dignity Health chapter, and now becomes a member of the Executive Board. He works as a laboratory assistant II at St. Rose’s De Lima Campus.

A registered nurse at UMC, Mike was elected trustee. He also previously served as a trustee-at-large for the Local. This election means he also joins the E-Board. He won with 48% of the votes cast.

Congratulations, Maurice and Mike!

 

ELECTION RESULTS

Vice-President  – Dignity Health

Maurice Parker

 

95%

 

Roderick Frazier

 

5%

 

 

Trustee – SEIU Nevada

Michael Collins

 

48%

 

Lynn Easton

 

32%

 

Diane London

 

14%

 

Keishe Caruthers

 

3%

 

Vicki Vohs

 

2%

 

Michael White

 

1%

 

 

 

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