By harnessing our union strength, taking action together, and coming to the bargaining table ready to collaborate with management for an agreement that recruits and retains, we won a groundbreaking economic package at Providence Swedish. We won meaningful across-the-board raises, amounting to a minimum of 21.5% over two years, increases in premium pay and differentials, appreciation and longevity bonuses, and more. We approached this bargaining centering racial justice, paying special attention to the role of systemic racism in our workplace and ensuring no one was left behind. Through our unity, we made history!
Over at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, we also ratified a groundbreaking contract earlier this month – including across-the-board raises, ratification bonuses, and more. Under this new contract, we’ll see improvements to staffing, wages, and benefits that will help recruit and retain coworkers at St. Joe’s. When we stand united for what we deserve as healthcare workers, we secure what we need to provide quality care for our community.
Over at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Medical Assistants stood together and spoke up in joint labor-management spaces for float pay and won! Previously, MAs were regularly asked to float to other UW clinics in their personal vehicles without additional pay. We won a float pay agreement that includes additional pay and paid time for travel.
Also at Valley, Pharmacists and Pro-Techs fought hard and won a strong contract. We finally ratified a new contract including huge increases in premium pay, on-call pay, double certification pay, in addition to competitive market adjustments and across-the-board-raises. Taking action and showing our united front during bargaining makes all the difference.
At Trios Health in Kennewick, we settled a new contract with a supermajority of our membership voting to ratify! We won competitive market adjustments, paid time for union delegates, more transparency in job postings, parity for premiums across units, and more.
Our other chapters in bargaining are holding strong for the standards that respect, protect, and pay us – solidarity!
- Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center – Northwest and Clinics in Seattle
- Nurses working in WA State facilities (DSHS/DOH/DCYF)
- MultiCare Good Samaritan in Puyallup
- St. Anne Hospital in Burien and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw
- Yakima Health District
- DESC in Seattle
- Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital in Tacoma – this is our first contract!