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June 2022 Newsletter

June 1, 2022

We Will We Must stay focused and continue to fight for justice. Hello brothers and sisters of Local 722, please pay attention to the union bulletin boards at both hospitals for upcoming events and dates such as: family day at the skating rink, local political issues and candidates who are running for positions in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and a day of fun in the sun as Local 722 head to the beach […]

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February 2022 Newsletter

January 31, 2022

This is probably my final article as the President of SEIU, Local 722.On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the ballots to elect the new Executive Board Members and Trustees were counted. Mr. Michael Jeter was voted in as the new President. I have been working alongside Mr. Jeter for over 12 years and I can honestly say that I believe you voted in a great person to move this union forward. For Mr. Jeter to succeed […]

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January 2022 Newsletter

January 3, 2022

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 we are transitioning to what is still ahead of us. As with the box above turning over from 2021 to […]

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December 2021 Newsletter

December 4, 2021

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. What that stage is I don’t exactly know, but I am sure it will include a lot of time with […]

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November 2021 Newsletter

November 10, 2021

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 to deal with this issue. Just when we thought we had it under control, things took a turn for the […]

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October 2021 Newsletter

October 4, 2021

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 union. Some of you may remember Mr. Fields for his dedication to the case he filed for you; or the […]

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September 2021 Newsletter

September 1, 2021

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, or any other officials of the Hospitals. When you are called into any meeting, you have the right to ask […]

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Aug 2021 Newsletter

July 25, 2021

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 I find the need to remind you of your right to Union Representation. Especially when it comes to a meeting […]

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July 2021 Newsletter

July 15, 2021

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 by a 72% acceptance vote. We have left the results and the new language up on our website (seiu722.org) and […]

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June 2021 Newsletter

June 15, 2021

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 this time. You put your health and lives and the health and lives of your family on the line to […]

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