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Nurses’ concerns are our concerns
-Everett Herald, Letter to editor 2/18/15
Our Union member bargaining team had another round of mediation yesterday with Providence Management. Again, our hope was that they would come around and begin to effectively respond to our articulated concerns. That hope was one of the reasons for scheduling the Informational Picket on March 17, to give even more time for Management to get serious on the 5th and have plenty of days to reach an agreement. However, they seem to desire a different path. Read more
MultiCare Health Systems
Fair Practice, Fair Process, Fair Contract
After another two days of bargaining, there was some minor movement, but Management has still not significantly modified its set of proposals and positions regarding the key points our union member Bargaining Team has stated for months. Our message has been consistent. A fair contract should include the key points made in our updates, at the table and in the letter presented a couple weeks...
Group Health’s caregivers work hard, and that work shines through in the high quality care they give our patients. Yet, while our proposals focus on improving our already high standards, Management’s do not. They keep pushing disrespectful takeaways that will drive quality caregivers away, limiting our ability to exceed our patient’s expectations.
State House Votes, Workers Win!
Paid Sick Days and a higher minimum wage have passed the State House! On March 3, 2015 the State House of Representatives passed these two important bills that would improve the lives of workers and our communities. UFCW 21 has been a leader in pushing for Paid Sick Leave and the Higher Minimum Wage for years and is partnered with many community groups and other unions on this legislation. Now these bills move over to the State Senate.
Standing Up for Paid Sick Days
Adriana Calzada (in blue) is a UFCW 21 Seafood Clerk at Fred Meyer. She spoke at a Seattle Press Conference on Friday, February 20 surrounded by TV cameras and Senator Patty Murray and Representative Susan DelBene as they promoted their Healthy Families Act which would provide access to 7 days a year of paid sick days to millions of workers across the nation.