The District 1199NM Joint Support Services and License and Technical Monthly Membership Meeting is postponed from July 7th 2018 to July 14th 2018 due to the holiday week.
While we understand the meeting does not fall specifically on the holiday, district officers have identified and agree that many members will be likely traveling and spending time with family given the proximity of the date to this summer holiday, thus impacting attendance and participation for the regularly scheduled meeting.
Please mark your calendars for July 14th 2018 to attend the rescheduled meeting at 10:30 AM till 12 PM and be ready to participate as we make decisions in relation to organizing efforts and issues we will be tackling over the coming months.
June 27, 2018: Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a descision on Janus v. AFSCME which dealt a serious blow to Public Sector Unions. This majority ruling will no longer allow Public Sector Unions to collect Agency Fees for members who are defined to be within a bargaining unit and refuse to pay union dues. Read more here.
The 2018 Cesar Chavez March was held on Saturday, April 7th and District1199NM was a proud participant in this event. More images are available in the Photo Gallery here.District1199NM President responds to video released showing a Nurse being handcuffed for doing her job.
By now, we have all seen the video of the Salt Lake City Police Detective assaulting and handcuffing a nurse at a Salt Lake City Hospital. First, let me say that the nurse was doing her job; Protecting the patient! Nurses and other healthcare providers are assaulted on the job daily around the nation. It is time to put a stop to this behavior. No person should ever have to go to work expecting that they will be assaulted in one manner or another, yet, healthcare workers do so every day. Healthcare workers are routinely verbally and sometimes, physically assaulted while performing their duties.
New Mexico, like many states have laws on the books that make assaulting healthcare workers in the performance of their duties, a felony. It is time that those tasked with ensuring a safe workplace and law enforcement take the responsibility that is theirs’ to enforce the law; not sweep the incidents aside.
District1199NM will be requesting Hospital Policies from each of our represented entities so we can work to protect our members from being victims of assault while on the job.
District1199NM commends Nurse Wubbel’s for doing her duty and protecting her patient! That’s what nurses do.
What's New at District 1199NM
Our President Lorie Maclver, District1199NM, met with AFSCME's National President Lee Saunders, at the AFSCME- New Mexico Convention this past weekend.