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The Voice Spring 2021 – Feel The Difference

Happy Spring! After a long year plus fighting the pandemic, it truly feels like this spring is sweeter. This Edition: A message from President Chris Woods; Endorsed Candidates; Twin Doctors Event Highlights; Hiring Hall; Negotiations and More!

Administrative Union Organizer

Are you a quick-thinking passionate advocate? Do you thrive in an environment that blends an encyclopedic knowledge of details with planning and strategy? Can you provide high quality representation to members in District 1199C institutions? Can you work to create a healthy workforce through collective incentives to take health screenings and reduce the causes of chronic conditions? Are you able to reach out to non-unionized healthcare workers to bring them into our movement? Can you educate members about health and healthcare issues, mobilize voters and raise money for political action to transform healthcare and strengthen healthcare jobs?

This position exists in our Philadelphia headquarters.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume.

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Description:
Are you a quick-thinking passionate advocate? Do you thrive in an environment that blends an encyclopedic knowledge of details with planning and strategy? Can you provide high quality representation to members in District 1199C institutions? Can you work to create a healthy workforce through collective incentives to take health screenings and reduce the causes of chronic conditions? Are you able to reach out to non-unionized healthcare workers to bring them into our movement? Can you educate members about health and healthcare issues, mobilize voters and raise money for political action to transform healthcare and strengthen healthcare jobs?

This position exists in our Philadelphia headquarters.

Duties:

  • Build relationships and communicate with Delegates and members at District 1199C institutions.
  • Mobilize members behind contracts that provide a rising standard of living for healthcare workers while embracing change, quality and the shared mission of healthcare employers.
  • Plan and coordinate internal and/or external organizing campaigns or components of contract campaigns including leadership of member organizing committees, planning and execution of member actions, and the ability to anticipate and respond to employer tactics.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop worksite Delegates and leaders.
  • Lead, motivate and mobilize worksite Delegates, leaders and members in internal and external organizing, politics, community alliance building and other union activities.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication networks in worksites, including writing and distributing leaflets, notices, emails and other materials among worksite Delegates, leaders, and members.
  • Work with worksite Delegates and leaders to represent members through the grievance and arbitration system as well as mobilizing members to take action around issues in the worksite.
  • Process grievances up to and including final level of arbitrations, including investigating, preparing witnesses, and the general development of cases.
  • Participate in voter outreach, including phone banking, precinct walking and GOTV efforts.
  • May be assigned to field, Political Organizing or Representation activities as necessary.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A deep commitment to social justice, cultural diversity and an unwavering enthusiasm for bold social change work.
  • A winning personality and the demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with members, Delegates and leaders.
  • Commitment to fighting for workers’ rights and activist experience.
  • Be able to inspire, challenge and develop members into leaders, to lead teams and effectively communicate with others.
  • Has personal initiative, independent judgment, accountability, planning and organizational willingness to embrace new technologies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse demographic groups, as well as with professional, technical, administrative and service workers.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license, car and insurance.
  • BA degree and/or relevant labor organizing experience.
  • Strong analytical, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with word processing and database software.

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Keta White is a Black health care worker at Germantown Home, in Philadelphia’s Mount Airy neighborhood. And she’s one of 13,000 members of District 1199C, a majority Black- and brown-led union that represents Black workers in all fields in the major health care institutions in the city — behavioral, mental health, and child care facilities, as well as employees who provide health care services within the city’s prison systems.

The Voice Winter 2021 – Feel The Difference

2020 COVID Victories – It’s been a tough year, but there have also been victories! Here are just a few highlights from 2020; YOUR BENEFITS AT WORK – There are three benefit funds offering services that are available to serve member needs – Legal Fund, Health & Welfare Fund, and Training & Upgrading Fund. Two of the funds welcome new leadership this year. Eric Brooks is the new executive director for the Benefit & Pension Funds. Teresa Collins has been named interim executive director at the Training & Upgrading Fund.

Campaign For Working Families – Free 2020 Tax Preparation Services

Our 2020 tax season is here.  The Campaign for Working Families along with District 1199C are committed to providing services and resources that will improve the financial well-being of our union members, community students and families.

Due to COVID-19 things will be done differently this year. It is important that everyone is safe and follow instructions listed.

*Note: You cannot visit a tax site without an appointment. 

District 1199C Training Upgrading Fund will open Wednesday, January 27, 2021(soft opening 1st week) – Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Wednesday times are from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Saturday times are from 9am-1pm.

This year our Site Manager will be Nate Dixon.

Please be mindful if customers come to get taxes done and have not taken the proper steps to make an appointment or have all required documents they could be turned away. Also, this is a DROP OFF service ONLY.


HOW DROP-OFF APPOINTMENTS WORK

Step 1 – SCHEDULE

Use the easy online appointment scheduler below to select from one of our locations in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
*Note: You cannot visit a tax site without an appointment. 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Step 2 – DROP OFF

Your return is safe with us! To limit in-person contact, you will drop off your information and documents during a brief visit. (Clients are not permitted to wait at the location)

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to avoid rescheduling. We kindly ask that no children are brought to the tax site.

Step 3 – REVIEW & FILE

Our IRS-certified preparers will quality-review your return, then follow up with you by phone to file the final return with the IRS. We will then let you know when your return will be ready for pickup.

We’ll work hard to maximize your return and help you get the refund you deserve . . . FREE! 

What to Bring Come Prepared!

For a quick and easy tax filing, bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as a dependent.

  • Current driver’s license, state ID, passport, Green Card, or Employment Authorization card AND birth dates for all household members
  • Social Security card (or other Social Security document with full SSN on it)
  • W-2 and 1099 forms for income, pensions or Social Security, or unemployment received last year; plus your previous year’s tax return (if available)
  • Year end statement for childcare expenses AND Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number of the provider
  • 1098-T form for any college/ trade school expenses paid
  • 1095-A statement (if applicable) AND Total all expenses plus bills/receipts for medicine and doctor’s visits as backup
  • Property tax

Virtual Online Services

Free online tax preparation from the comfort of your couch. Our new secure web portal at GetYourRefund.org will allow you to upload your tax information, speak to our IRS certified tax preparers, and get help filing your taxes online for FREE.

  1. Visit GetYourRefund.org
  2. Answer questions.
    We’ll ask you to verify your identity as well as a series of questions about your finances. (If you’re having trouble verifying your ID please email virtual@cwfphilly.org for some extra help.)
  3. Submit documents.
    Share all necessary documents (ID, W-2’s, 1099, 1095-A,B,C).
  4. Phone review.
    We will review everything with you over the phone.
  5. Get your refund.
    If you choose to file your taxes, our tax volunteers will help you e-file.

CWF is partnering with Code For America who created GetYourRefund.org as a secure web portal that you can use to upload your tax documents and communicate with our IRS-certified preparers. We are here for you every step of the way should you run into any issues.


Additional Website Resources

https://cwfphilly.org/resources/resource-center/ 

https://cwfphilly.org/7-reasons-to-file-your-taxes-early/ 

https://cwfphilly.org/are-you-eligible-for-benefits/

https://cwfphilly.org/understanding-your-taxes/

https://cwfphilly.org/what-is-the-child-tax-credit/

https://cwfphilly.org/benefits-can-provide-a-lifeline-for-your-family/

https://cwfphilly.org/11-tips-on-amending-your-tax-return/

https://cwfphilly.org/what-is-a-tax-credit-what-is-a-tax-deduction

https://cwfphilly.org/keep-your-family-warm-safe-this-winter-with-liheap/

https://cwfphilly.org/tax-tips-for-single-parents/

https://cwfphilly.org/what-is-eitc-earned-income-tax-credit/

https://www.facebook.com/CWFPhilly

FREE Nurses Aide Training

To register for an upcoming information session

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Fully-Funded Enrollment – Direct Support Professional Job Training Pre-Apprenticeship Program

To register for a DSP Pre-Apprenticeship Information Session

REGISTER NOW

For more information, please contact Valry Leroy 215-568-2220 ext. 5411
or email: mailto:vleroy@1199ctraining.org

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Governor Wolf Awards Over $2 Million to Direct Care Workforce Crisis

“This funding will allow District 1199C to work with important partners in the labor movement as well as Employers to improve care options. By providing quality training and education tools that will result in allowing the workforce to be successful in their career paths as they continue to grow and provide direct care for the most vulnerable  within hospitals, long term care facilities, and at their homes.”  District 1199C is proud to be involved in this effort and believe that we will continue to improve the patient experience”. Elyse Ford,  Vice President

Health & Technology Training Institute Practical Nursing Program

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Connections Newsletter – Winter 2021

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