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SEIUHCWI Meriter Nurses celebrated nurses during Nurses Week 2022

May 10, 2022

Meriter Nurses celebrated with their community by hosting a blood drive at the the Madison Labor Temple. Our union nurses at Meriter are in solidarity with the American Red Cross workers of AFSCME Locals 1558 & 1205 who worked the 2-day blood drive, and are currently in the midst of contract negotiations! . In addition to our Meriter Nurses Council organizing this delicious food truck below to kick off Nurses Week, UNION CAB COOPERATIVE OF MADISON not only lent their taxi stand, the UNION CAB BOARD passed unanimously a resolution in support of frontline nurses at Meriter Hospital and UW Hospital for NURSES WEEK 2022!

Pictured Above: Red Cross workers of AFSCME Locals 1558 & 1205 with Meriter Nurses’ Council union members: Victoria Gutierrez, Ines Berna (with daughter Hazel), Stephanie Obright, Carol Lemke

Pictured Below: SEIU Meriter union nurse, Ines Berna with daughter Hazel at “Honor A Nurse-Save A Life” Blood Drive


Resolution to Not Object to SEIU use of Greenbush Taxi Stand for Action & Statement of Solidarity with Nurses


Whereas, Union Cab’s mission is to create living wage jobs in a safe, humane, & democratic environment by providing quality transportation services

Whereas, Union Cab’s first core value is that the health and safety of our members and the public are of paramount importance

Whereas, Union Cab has a history of participatory solidarity in labor organizing, particularly on the local level

Whereas, Union Cab works frequently in collaboration with nurses and healthcare professionals in servicing medical rides and deliveries

Be it resolved that the Board of Directors will not object to SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin use of the Greenbush post for a taco cart in honor of Meriter nurses on Friday, May 6, 2022 at the conclusion of National Nurses Week. Members are directed not to call in complaints to the city regarding the nurses using the post on that day. Cab drivers on duty that day are encouraged to stop by the taco cart between 11am and 2pm to express solidarity and enjoy a taco courtesy of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin organizer Victoria Gutierrez.

Union Cab will put out the following statement of support to the membership and the public regarding the SEIU action:

Union Cab stands in solidarity with Madison-area nurses seeking to strengthen their unions—and in the case of UW Health nurses, to regain their collective bargaining rights—following two years of particularly hard work and sacrifice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As fellow frontline workers concerned with labor solidarity, Union Cab recognizes the critical nature of the nurses’ effort and the importance of doing what we can to make space for their organizing.

Policy Note Not Required (submitted by the Assistant to the Board of Directors)

Since this resolution does not establish or change existing policy, pursuant to Ss. 72(6) of the Rules of Order of the Board of Directors a Policy Note is not required for the Resolution to Not Object to SEIU use of Greenbush Taxi Stand for Action & Statement of Solidarity with SEIU Nurses


David Rossing, President

Union Cab of Madison Cooperative

Authored by: Sallie Anna Steiner, Director Introduced: