January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year to Everyone. I praise God for all of us that have made it to see another year. Many of our members, families, and friends were impacted by the pandemic and we must not forget those we lost along the way as we move forward. We have survived a challenging year and now…

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December 2021 Newsletter

As many of you are now aware, I will not be running for my position as President of SEIU, Local 722. After being with the Local for over thirty-five years, the majority of which has been as the president, it is now time for me to move on to the next stage of my life.…

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November 2021 Newsletter

The year 2021 is coming to an end. We can either look back on this year or look forward to 2022. I would like to do a little of both. In looking back, the most defining issue was again the Covid-19 virus. Many of us had to make an important decision on how we had…

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October 2021 Newsletter

By now many of you are aware that our current President Dan Fields Jr. plans to retire. Mr. Fields came to Local 722 after serving at the SEIU International office for several years. He has been with Local 722 for 36 years. He has served as a Business Agent, Vice President, and President of our…

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September 2021 Newsletter

Please, Please, Please!! I don’t know how many times I have said this, but it continues to happen. Many of you are still going into meetings with your management without requesting Union Representation. When I say management, this includes supervisors, directors, Employee Relations, Human Resource officials, Business Partners, the Presidents of the Hospitals, Occupational Health,…

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Aug 2021 Newsletter

It appears that we are still not understanding our rights to Union Representation. Therefore, I am reprinting an article that I wrote on this subject last year. A suggestion is that you take this from the newsletter and put it somewhere that you can always refer to it. Union Representation Every once in a while…

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July 2021 Newsletter

By the time you get this newsletter we will be half way through the year. Time sure flies. As many of you already know we have completed the Contract at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. We believe that we negotiated a pretty good contract as was validated by you the membership at the ratification meeting…

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June 2021 Newsletter

When you get this newsletter hopefully the pandemic will have subsided and the country will have reopened. The District of Columbia has already announced that it is planning to open up around June 12, 2021. Whether it is reopened or not, you should be congratulated on the dedication and work ethic that you showed during…

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May 2021 Newsletter

Currently we are in contract negotiations with the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As we have done in the past, you can follow negotiations on our website SEIU.ORG. We post the proposals that we have given to the Hospital and we also post the proposals that the Hospital presents to us. Many of you do not…

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April 2021 Newsletter

By the time that you receive this newsletter it will be Spring. Spring symbolizes a new beginning, a rebirth, and a revitalization. Hopefully, this Spring will include the elimination of the COVID-19 virus or at the very least a reduction in the contamination of the virus. That being said, hopefully we can get back to…

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