Welcome to the new PPCU! Professional Patient Care United is the associate membership organization that SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin (HCWI) has created for state workers in our PPCU bargaining unit. The new PPCU is designed to provide our state healthcare professionals with a unified voice in state politics, at each employing unit and within SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin. The new PPCU has reduced dues of $20 per month to reflect the limited servicing that SEIU Healthcare can provide.
Here’s how to sign up for your membership:
As an associate membership, you can still participate in SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin activities, consult with our staff on workplace issues and grievances, and remain part of the fight to regain full collective bargaining rights for all state workers. Together, state workers in the new PPCU can continue to work as a group for the betterment of all.
Politicians are on the attack, undercutting rights and benefits earned by public service employees. Not satisfied with slashing benefits for current workers, now they have put a target on the Wisconsin Retirement System.
Join us for a discussion about America’s retirement crisis and how the WRS can help us find a way forward. For more details, click on the meeting in your area:
Speakers, which include financial and retirement policy experts, will address:
A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
Privatizing the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is another possible attack by Governor Walker and his Koch Brother allies. Nothing concrete has been proposed so far, but a small section in last year’s budget bill sets up a study commission that can recommend changes in the current system.
We don’t know the details of the Walker plan. He’s keeping it secret, just like he kept his attack on public workers secret until he was ready to spring it in the legislature in 2011. But we have a pretty good idea what the Walker plan would look like, because we have seen what his political allies have done in other states. Here’s what they mean by privatization: (more…)
The recertification election for PPCU employees is fast approaching. We’re working hard to make sure each and every union member knows about the election, holding frequent meetings at worksites throughout the state. More details have come available about the election, and we wanted you to know what we’ve learned.
What we know:
We’ve heard the message loud and clear – PPCU members from all across the state of Wisconsin want a labor union. We know that Wisconsin works best when we say “UNION Yes!” Hundreds of members have attended meetings and signed our online pledge in support of maintaining their union and collective bargaining rights.
That’s why today we filed a petition for an annual certification election with the State of Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. The election will be held in October; we will update you with more details as they become available.
Our most vulnerable citizens rely on our state centers for mental health and developmental disabilities for the affordable, quality healthcare that can’t be found elsewhere. Nurses and healthcare professionals understand that a collective voice equals safe staffing and quality patient care for the citizens of the state of Wisconsin.
As your union, we are fighting for you and your rights one battle at a time. Just recently, we won a major victory for our PPCU members.