General Membership Meetings Winter 2017

Aberdeen
Monday, February 13
6:00 pm   
Grays Harbor Hospital- West Campus
915 Anderson Drive
Conference Room E - 1st Floor

Auburn
Wednesday, February 15
2:30 pm
Auburn Regional Medical Center
Plaza 1: 202 N Division St
AMC Family Birth Center

Bellevue
Thursday, February 16
9:00 am & 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel
100 112th Ave NE
Newport Room

Bellingham
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
Quality Inn Baron Suites
100 E Kellogg Road
Olympus Room

Bremerton
Thursday, February 16
11:00 am
Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Ave
Cafeteria

Brewster
Wednesday, February 15
5:00 pm
Three Rivers Hospital
415 Hospital Way
Hillcrest Admin. Bldg. Room 105

Centralia
Wednesday, February 15
10:00 am
Providence Centralia
914 S Scheuber Road
Cafeteria

Colville/Chewelah
Wednesday, February 15
5:00 pm
Nordlig Hotel
101 W Grant Ave, Chewelah
Meeting Room

Coupeville
Wednesday, February 15
3:15 pm  
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N Main St
Conference Room B

Enumclaw
Monday, February 13
1:00 pm
Guesthouse Inn
1000 Griffin Ave
Meeting Room

Everett
Thursday, February 16
9:00 am  (New Location)
Teamsters Local 38
2601 Everett Ave
Downstairs Conference Room

Thursday, February 16
7:00 pm
Snohomish Cty PUD
2320 California St
Room - TC1-A

Federal Way
Tuesday, February 14
9:00 am
Hometown Office Suites & Svcs
33530 1st Way South #102
Class Room

Forks
Monday, February 13
2:00 pm
Forks Community Hospital
530 Bogachiel Way
Main Conference Room

Kennewick
Monday, February 13
6:00 pm
IBEW 112
2637 W Albany Ave
Meeting Room

Kent
Monday, February 13
9:00 am & 5:00 pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
AM-Interurban Room
PM-Mill Creek Room

Lynnwood
Monday, February 13
7:00 pm
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Room 1A

Monroe
Thursday, February 16
3:30 pm
EvergreenHealth Monroe
14701 179th Ave SE
The Café Corner

Moses Lake
Thursday, February 16
5:00 pm
Samaritan Healthcare
801 E Wheeler Road
Classroom 401

Mount Vernon
Tuesday, February 14  
7:00 pm
UFCW 21 Office
1510 N 18th St
Conference Room

Oak Harbor
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
Best Western Harbor Plaza
33175 SR 20
Whidbey Room

Olympia
Monday, February 13
12:00 pm
GHC - Olympia Medical Ctr
700 Lily Rd NE
Room A

Tuesday, February 14
3:30 pm
Capital Medical Center
3900 Capital Mall Dr SW
Cafeteria

Wednesday, February 15
1:00 pm
Providence St. Peter Hospital
413 Lily Road NE
Cafeteria

Omak
Tuesday, February 14
2:30 pm
Mid-Valley Hospital
Family Medical Building
800 Jasmine St
Room E (Family Medical Center)

Tuesday, February 14
5:15 pm
Mid-Valley Clinic
529 Jasmine St
Break Room

Port Angeles
Wednesday, February 15
4:30 pm
Olympic Medical Center
939 Caroline Street
Wendel Room

Port Townsend
Tuesday, February 14
12:00 pm & 5:15 pm
Pt. Townsend Senior Ctr.
620 Tyler St
Board Room

 

Republic 
Tuesday, February 14
12:30 pm
Ferry County Memorial Hospital
36 Klondike Road
HUB Conference Room 

Sea-Tac
Monday, February 13
7:00 pm
Angle Lake Community Center
4040 S 188th Street, #100
3rd Floor Conference Room

Seattle
Tuesday, February 14  
9:30 am & 7:00 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Room 31 Lower Brick Bldg.

Thursday, February 16
9:00 am & 7:00 pm
UFCW 21 - Seattle
5030 1st Ave S
Joe Crump Hall

Sequim
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
Quality Inn
134 River Road
Breakfast Room

Shelton
Wednesday, February 15
12:30 am (New Date & Time)
Mason General
901 Mountain View Dr
Washington Room

Silverdale
Wednesday, February 15
9:00 am & 5:30 pm
UFCW 21 Office
3888 NW Randall Way #105
Conference Room

South Bend
Monday, February 13
3:00 pm
Willapa Harbor Hospital
800 Alder Street
Evergreen Room

Spokane
Thursday, February 16
8:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
UFCW 21 Office
1710 N Calispel
Conference Room

Tacoma
Tuesday, February 14
2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S
Room 119

Tonasket
Wednesday, February 15
12:30 pm & 2:00 pm
North Valley Hospital
203 S. Western Ave
Orientation Room

Walla Walla
Monday, February 13
1:00 pm
Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center
401 W. Poplar St
Vincentian Room

Wenatchee
Thursday, February 16
12:00 pm
Confluence Health
1300 Fuller St
Conference Room A

Members Stand Up for Their Rights

United For Quality Care

When UFCW 21 health care members at Providence Everett joined together with OPEIU Local 8 members at the hospital on a common petition to Management for improved contracts and working conditions, they found greater strength than if either had acted alone. That is the story we know to be true and we need to repeat time and again. Taking action together works. This helped both groups of workers from two unions win improved contracts. 

Taking a Break is Good for Everyone

For health care workers breaks are not only an issue for our own health and safety but for all of our patients and co-workers too. In many hospitals and clinics people work through breaks and/or get disciplined if they report missing one. For two years our members at Capital Medical Center have taken action together and documented problems, pushing a grievance and recently winning new contract language for taking breaks and documenting missed breaks. The new language secures all employees’ right to take a paid 15 minute break for each four hours of working time and requires employees to record any missed meal/rest periods without any retaliation. Way to go Capital Medical Center members!

Another Job Saved by Strong Contract & Action

People believing something is not enough. People need to take action in order to resist and push back against fear and hatred…When we commit to action, we move our workplaces and communities away from fear and intolerance and toward economic, political and social justice.

Renee Gebre is a cashier at Safeway (1845 Greenwood). Every day grocery store checkers process WIC checks (a federal program to help moms with lower income get better nutrition for their kids). One day Renee made a mistake when processing a WIC check and was suspended. Our agreement with Safeway is that there must be two written warnings before a suspension for this type of violation. After contacting the employer’s labor relations, the suspension was reduced to a written warning and Ms. Gebre was paid for the hours of work she missed for her suspension. 

Steward Trainings Keep Growing our Union

Eight members from PCC, led by Deli worker Atsuko Koseki (second from right) were recently trained up to be Stewards. Though PCC workers negotiate their contract independently, when they heard that the vast majority of UFCW 21 grocery store workers were soon to be going into their own contract negotiations, these PCC workers wanted to be trained up as Stewards and help as much as possible for everyone to achieve better wages, benefits and working conditions. Great work Atsuko and all the other PCC Stewards who went through the training pictured here.