SEIU Healthcare Michigan members,
As we wrap up the first month of our trusteeship, we offer a multitude of opportunities for members to engage, grow, and take leadership in their union. We invite you to participate in one of our many events during the next few months. Of course, we will continue bargaining for strong contracts and streamlining representation for our members.
Detroit Nursing Home Workers Assemble on June 8th: SEIU is hosting a meeting for metro Detroit nursing home leaders this week to chart our future course and build the power we need to make significant changes in the industry. Though we have made many victories in the past two years, we have much further yet to go. If you are a metro Detroit nursing home leader, you can register for the event here. We will be hosting additional leadership meetings around the state for nursing home workers located in other regions.
Juneteenth celebration and Janitorial campaign kick-off on June 15th: Healthcare Michigan will be joining our union family SEIU Local 1 to celebrate Juneteenth and kick-off their janitorial contract campaign. We will meet at the Local 1 office at 10am and proceed to the spirit of Detroit at 11am. Register here to join.
Trinity Techs ratify contract; Service and Support vote scheduled for next week: The Trinity Tech II united overwhelmingly voted yes to ratify their contract last Thursday. Great work by Sherri Samp, Kim Vossekull, Chris Davey, Jeff Heyes, Erin Saffell, and Cyndi Zeanwick. Trinity Service and Support will vote to ratify their contract on June 7th.
Tentative agreement reached for Mission Point Clarkston service unit and Mission Point Madison Heights LPNs: As both units will merge into a master contract, the employer agreed to keep their current work hours and same shift differential. The employer also agreed to clear the attendance record for all nurses.
DMC Sinai Grace contract negotiations continue: SEIU bargained with DMC on June 1st. DMC has been proposing mostly rollbacks and/or takeaways from important contract provisions we won in prior bargaining. The Union put 10 proposals on the table, almost all of which were rejected. We continue to argue for important proposals like requiring the Hospital to automatically bump up wages for existing employees when the Hospital hires new employees with equal experience at a higher rate in job classifications.
Contract negotiations continue at McLaren, Crothall, DMC, and various nursing homes: Our team is supporting negotiations for new contract agreements at DMC Sinai Grace, McLaren Oakland, and Crothall at DMC. Upcoming negotiations include:
- June 3rd for Heritage Manor
- June 7th for Manor of Farmington Hills,
- June 8th for Hartford
- June 9th for Wellspring Lutheran Service Unit
- June 10th for Wellsprings Lutheran LPNs
- June 11th for Regency at Fremont
- June 14th for Courtney Manor Service Unit and LPNs.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Latoyia Comb at 313-985-1246.
With the strength of our members, we continue to grow and thrive.
Dian Palmer, Trustee
SEIU Healthcare Michigan