Photos from the 2013 Retiree luncheon held on May 11, 2013 at the
Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center.
2012 Christmas Party Photos
Photos from the 2012 SEIU
722 Christmas Party held December 15, 2012 at the Martin Crosswinds
in Greenbelt click here.
2012 Picnic Photos
The Picnic was helded on Saturday, September 22nd at the Fort Lincoln
A good time was had by all, families brought their gloves, balls and bats for softball.
We played tennis
racquet ball & tennis. Shot a little basketball.
Members were playing cards & dancing the afternoon away. The food
Click here for pics
Photos from the 2012 Retiree luncheon held on May 12, 2012 at the
Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center
SEIU 722 Members ratify Contract Agreement with Children's National Medical Center
by an overwhelming 85% approval.
To View Agreement by and Between CNMC and SEIU 722
To track updates and changes to the 2010 agreement
click here.(last updated 7/03/2010)
To review the process of the negotiations from
2009 click here.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT By Daniel Fields, Jr.
June 17, 2010
Healthcare Division Leadership Board
Just recently I went to Denver Colorado to attend the Health Care
Division Leadership Board (HDLB) meeting. At these meetings, which are
usually held every two (2) months or there about we discuss the
direction of the healthcare division and possible organizing campaigns
that we can assist with across the United States, Puerto Rico, and
Canada. We can assist by sending funds to other SEIU Local Unions that
have an organizing campaign in action or send some of you to the area to
help in the organizing campaign. Any of you that may be interested in
being a Member Organizer, please let us know. We are able to get some of
you off work on Union Business Leave to assist in some campaigns.
Secondly, this meeting took on an added importance , because it was
the first national meeting since the induction of Ms. Mary Kay Henry as
the new International President. Mary Kay, as she is called, replaced
Andy Stern as the International President. Prior to becoming the new
International President, Mary Kay held the position of International
Executive Vice President. Many of you met Mary Kay at last year cookout.
She took time out of her busy schedule to attend. Hopefully, we may be
able to get her to attend this year’s cookout on August 28 2010.
Thirdly, as an added surprise, Dr. Toni Lewis was appointed by Mary Kay
to be the Chairperson of the HDLB. What is so important about this
appointment are the facts that Dr. Lewis is a female African American
and is also the first actual physician to head our division.
thing that was discussed is the effect that the new healthcare reform
will have on our relationships with our employers as it relates to
contract negotiations and organizing opportunities. On this front, it
was recommended that we engage in a discussion with our hospitals and
healthcare providers to gain input on how they are dealing with the new
reform’s rules and regulations. There may be collaborative actions that
we can participate in that may both benefit them and us. We will keep
you up to date on the reform and our interactions with our employers on
Any Washington Hospital
Center is at it again. After making front-page news a few weeks ago for
summarily firing more than a dozen nurses for
failing to make it to work
during last month’s record-breaking blizzards, the hospital has
suspended or disciplined about 80 other hospital workers who also failed
to get to work during the snowstorms. "While local governments were
telling people to stay off the streets, our members were digging out
their cars and tried to get to work," an outraged SEIU Local 722
President Dan Fields told Union City. "The commitment of these workers
is being measured by this one snowstorm and that's not right," said
Fields. "If you want to talk about commitment, talk about Aaron
Anderson, who has worked at the hospital for 39 years and was suspended
for being unable to get to work." Anderson, who is legally blind and had
a bilateral hip replacement, relies on Metro Access to get from his home
to work. Because Metro was closed during the storm, Anderson - who
resides in Greenbelt, Maryland - called WHC notifying them he was unable
to make it to work. After the storm, he was suspended. "It feels like
they have no loyalty to you,” said Anderson. “I'm unable to get a grasp
on what's happening to me and my coworkers. It's put a lot of stress on
the people here. People don't know where to turn and what to do." Fields
is calling on the community to get involved and to encourage WHC
President Harrison Rider to stop bullying their workers, particularly
ahead of contract negotiations next year. "President Rider is talking
about commitment and devotion," Fields told Union City. "Rider doesn't
have any commitment to the hospital or its workers. People should call
the hospital, call the president, and tell them to stop treating their
workers so badly."
READ COPY OF LETTER FROM
CHAIRMAN VINCENT C. GRAY TO Washington Hospital Center - March 29, 2010
Click here for a copy of
the letter that we have submitted to WHC on this issue.