Press Release: Providence Workers Across the State Join Together For Informational Pickets: Spokane, Everett and Olympia

PRESS ADVISORY

For Immediate Release:

Providence Workers Across the State Join Together For Informational Pickets: Spokane, Everett and Olympia

WHAT:  Informational Pickets protest against proposed cuts of benefits for thousands of workers across the state by Providence. These workers in Spokane, Everett and Olympia all have contracts that are now expired. There will be good visuals with picketers + picket signs. Interviews with workers at each location will be able to be arranged upon request.

DATE:   Thursday, June 27, 2019

LOCATIONS/TIMES:

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

8th & McClellan

Spokane

TIME: 2 PM – 5 PM

(UFCW 21 members will be joined by members of Washington State Nurses Association)

 

Providence St Peter Hospital

Lilly & Ensign

Olympia

TIME: 2 PM – 5 PM

 

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Colby & 13th

Everett

TIME: 3 PM – 6 PM

Note – there will also be a leaflet action at Providence St Mary’s Medical Center, 401 Poplar St, Walla Walla  from 7-8 AM and 1 – 3:30 PM

WHY:    Despite making $24.4 billion last year and paying their CEO over $10 million, Providence is trying to take away the hard-earned benefits of workers, many whom have been dedicated employees for decades. These proposed take aways include: erasing millions of dollars’ worth of accrued benefits that workers have in their Sick Leave, and ongoing failure to address staffing shortages.

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UFCW 21 has over 46,000 members across the state of Washington and is the largest UFCW local in the nation. By growing our union, we are building a movement for the 21st century, an inclusive and democratic union that pushes for racial, gender, economic and political justice.

For more information, go to: UFCW21.org

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