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Quality Care and Quality Jobs for Florida!

In just 10 years, we’ve grown from a handful of facilities to a statewide movement of healthcare workers fighting for quality care for our patients and residents, fair working conditions and improved pay and benefits.

We represent more than 22,229 nurses, professional employees, certified nurses aides, service and technical employees, and other hospital and nursing home employees who work in some of the largest for-profit and academic healthcare facilities in the state.

In 2008, Florida was ranked 50th for unionization in the nation. Public policies in our state are not favorable to unions, and despite these obstacles, unionized healthcare workers have increased almost ten-fold in the past 10 years, from a little over 1,000 members to well over 22,229.

As the newest region to join with 1199SEIU, we look forward to building a powerful healthcare workers movement for quality care and quality jobs in Florida.

Our Legacy

1199 SEIU Florida Transforms Lives by Empowering Our Communities to Stand for Justice, Dignity and Respect for All.

Our Vision for Florida Healthcare

Protect Our Patients by winning better staffing and building strong workplace committees.

Improve Our Jobs with the wages, benefits, education opportunities and rights that healthcare workers and our families deserve.

Unite All Healthcare Workers so that we have the strength to make sure the Florida healthcare industry puts patients and workers first.

Make Sure Our Voices Are Heard in Government so that we can win safe staffing ratios, protect healthcare funding, advance quality care and improve our communities.

1199SEIU Florida Region Rank & File Representatives to 1199SEIU Executive Council:

Long Term Care

Cloreta Morgan, CNA, Unity Health & Rehab Center, Miami
Micheline Louis Charles, Activities, Fountainhead Care Center, Miami
Pearl Gooden, CNA, Delta Rehab Center, Tampa

Health Systems

Frank Genung, RN, St Marys Medical Center, West Palm Beach
Janelle Manigault, LPN, St Petersburg General Hospital, St Petersburg
Patricia Sheran-Diaz, RN, University Hospital, Tamarac