Alameda Health System
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Know Your Contract
San Leandro Hospital Unit
2023 Chapter Notice of Bargaining Team Elections: All Units
Assignment Despite Objection Form
Alameda Health System workers picket outside Highland Hospital to demand safe staffing and an end to “heartbreaking” mismanagement
“The situation across Alameda Health System is breaking my heart right now.”
On Wednesday, February 14, hundreds of Alameda Health System workers picketed outside Oakland’s Highland Hospital to protest the chronic understaffing problem that’s leading to unsafe working conditions and compromised patient care. The spirited rally included workers from emergency room nurses to environmental health workers and featured a group of dressed-up cupids.
Valentine’s Day Rally!
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come get your shirt! Lunch will be served.
Across Northern California, SEIU 1021 members are rallying for strong contracts that help our members bring quality services to our communities.
If you’re a member in the Bay Area, there are two big actions happening next week, and you’re invited to show up in support!
- Patty Yanez Medrano
- Blessing Augustus
- Olalekan Ejalonibu
- Latoya Johnson-Chatman
- Prince Turner
- Maria Betancourt
- Benjamin Fisher
- Tawanda Gilbert
Our contract expires May 31, 2024, so it’s time to elect a new bargaining team! The schedule is as follows, and sample ballots are below. Please review them carefully. If you believe you have found a mistake, please email Shane.Ruiz@seiu1021.org before Friday, September 8 at 8 a.m.
NOTE: San Leandro only received 5 nominations for their 7 seats, and will therefore not have an election. The following 5 San Leandro members will serve on the bargaining team:
Election Announcement (REVISED)
Nominations Open: May 12, 2023; Nomination Period Ends: June 12, 2023
AHS Chapter Election 2023
SEIU 1021 – Alameda Health System Chapter (AHS) – RN, GENERAL
AND SAN LEANDRO CONTRACT
Election Announcement (REVISED)
Nominations Open: May 12, 2023
When Tragedy Strikes, SEIU 1021 Members Must Stick Together
A Message from SEIU 1021 President Theresa Rutherford
Dear SEIU 1021 Member:
Last week a difficult week for Alameda Health System, as two workers there passed away: Maria Tran, a psychiatric nurse at John George, and Dr. Jing Mai, a physician resident intern at Highland. These untimely deaths are terribly sad, and while we may never fully understand why tragedies like these occur, we know the effects will be felt in our workplaces and in our communities for a long time.
The Omicron surge is hitting us all hard. To improve patient care, address short staffing issues, and enhance safety, we negotiated with AHS management to create a new differential for certain shifts. This new differential will increase staffing, allow adequate staffing for acuity peaks and high-census times, and avoid using external agencies for staffing.
Alameda Health System
The AHS Chapter may elect up to 30 delegates for the SEIU 1021 Member Convention to be held September 25, 2021.
October 10 Update: The San Leandro Hospital rally has been turned into a car caravan!
Please join us at 11 a.m. at San Leandro Hospital
13855 E. 14th St.,
Let’s make some noise and show the community that we are there for them and we won’t rest until we’ve forced Alameda Health System’s CEO and Board of Trustees to do what the Alameda County Board of Supervisors have told them to do: give us a fair contract and put public health in public hands.
ALERT! Car Caravan Route for Friday, October 9, at 2 p.m.!
We have had to cancel the barbeque, unfortunately.
Today’s planned 2 p.m. march at AHS headquarters is being changed to a car caravan. Please assemble at the Alameda Labor Council: 7750 Pardee Lane, Oakland, to prepare for the caravan.
The caravan route is as follows:
Assemble vehicles along Pardee Ln. near the Alameda Labor Council at 7750 Pardee, Oakland, CA 94621
We Notified AHS Management:
Our Unfair Labor Practice Strike Will Begin
Wednesday, October 7, at 6:30 a.m.
In our last bargaining session, last Tuesday the 15th, the General Unit was joined by observers from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland City Council, and ACCE Action, a community group we often partner with.
At that session, AHS proposed a brand new takeaway to gut Appendix F in the GU contract. Appendix F provides career ladders for many classifications. AHS’ proposal would mean trapping new hires at the I level of their classification, and not letting them advance to II and get the corresponding raise.
Join your elected Bargaining Team members, your Contract Action Team members, and your co-workers for a rally and car caravan to demand fair bargaining, proper coronavirus testing, and public accountability across AHS.
RSVP to the MRC: 1-877-687-1021
When Alameda Health System began notifying people of layoffs, workers knew how damaging it would be for patient care across the County’s hospitals and health services—and they began organizing to take action at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.
Flanked by over 30 coworkers and supporters in scrubs and purple union shirts, EVS worker Donn DesBoine told the AHS Board of Trustees at their September meeting, “Sometimes there’s one housekeeper to a floor…If the layoffs happen, there’s no care for infection control…[and] the patients are going to be affected.”