May 2014

Results of Local Officer & Delegate Elections Posted

Congratulations to newly elected Officers & Delegates!

SEIU Sublocal 219 Officers & Delegates

Chair: Hillary Booth
Vice Chair: Sarah Hargand
Secretary: Jacqueline Harris
Treasurer: Steven Baird

Alternate Bargaining Delegate: Carol Dobrovolny

General Council Delegates: Leela Coleman, Jackie Harris, Rebekah Cook (Sarah Hargand, Hillary Booth, automatic Delegates)


Statewide DHS/OHA Local 200 Officers

President: Rhonda Morgan
Vice President: Alice Pangburn
Secretary: Betty Holladay
Treasurer: Wayne Ground

See the full list of newly elected Officers & Delegates from other DHS/OHA Sub-local:

Election Result Website


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SEIU Sub-local 219 FY2013-14 Annual Budget

The SEIU 503 fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. Our Sub-local (219) is responsible for creating and adhering to a budget for our quarterly due rebates.

Download:  SEIU Sub-local 219 FY 2013-2014 budget


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Your Right to Union Representation When Questioned By Your Manager or HR (aka Weingarten Rights)

If, on any occasion, your manager or HR calls you into a meeting and you believe that this meeting might reasonably result in discipline against you, you have the right to be accompanied in that meeting by a union steward.

Weingarten Rights: Your Right to Representation
(Download a copy of this at the bottom of the page)

These are the rights you have:

  • You have the right to bring along a representative of your union to that meeting.
  • You need to inform your boss that you want a union representative present.
  • If you do not know or are not told what the meeting is about, you have the right to ask whether it may be disciplinary in nature (or may lead to discipline).
  • If the boss or supervisor forbids the union representative from sitting in, ask your boss again in the presence of a witness.
  • Once you have clearly requested a shop steward for the meeting, the employer has three options:
  1. Grant your request,
  2. Discontinue the interview, or
  3. Advise you that you have the choice to either discontinue the interview or waive your right to union representation by continuing the interview.
  • Do not agree to participate in an interview without representation.  The right to union representation is for your protection and you should not agree to waive that right.
  • If the employer refuses to recognize your right to representation and threatens you with discipline if you refuse to participate in the interview and/or answer questions, you should:
  1. Specifically state that you are not waiving your rights and are participating under protest.
  2. If you can, take notes about the questions you are asked and the answers you give.  Otherwise, write those things down immediately after the interview.
  3. After the interview, immediately contact your shop steward and discuss filing an Unfair Labor Practice complaint against the employer.
  • You have the right to talk with your union representative before and even during the meeting.
  • Your union representative has the right to participate and to speak at the meeting, not just to be there simply as a witness.

These rights are called Weingarten rights. They stem from a case decided by the Supreme Court in its 1975 ruling in NLRB v. Weingarten.

As with any rights, if we do not use them, we may lose them.

Click below to download a copy of this Weingarten Rights document:

Weingarten Rights


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Self-guided online Employee Union Orientation

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