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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March 2021 Newsletter

What can you do? When I was a little boy around the age of seven (7) I recall a statement that was made by then President John F. Kennedy. I know that I am dating myself, but this statement to me was very profound. The statement went something like this, “Ask not what your country…

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February 2021 Newsletter

Our wish has come true. Donald Trump was defeated in his bid to retain his presidency. But, the damage has been done. Even if you were a Trump supporter you have to admit that the social stability and consciousness of this country has taken a severe downturn. Systemic Racism still exists. This became clearly evident…

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January 2021 Newsletter

What a year! What a year! What a year! The year 2020 was one of the most unique and troubling years that we have ever had. We suffered a virus that we were unable to control and get rid of and we suffered a President that we were unable to control and get rid of.…

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December 2020 Newsletter

Every once in awhile I find the need to remind you of your right to Union Representation. Especially when it comes to a meeting with your supervisor where you are being questioned and it could result in you possibly being disciplined. More and more, I find that our membership is attending meetings with Hospital management…

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