That’s why we’re taking action!
We are your fellow SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members and we work at Providence Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County.
Like you, we’ve dedicated our lives to providing quality, compassionate care to our patients.
But in recent years, as Providence St. Joseph Health has become a giant corporation, it has started to prioritize executive pay, profits, and expansion at the expense of what we need to care for our patients and our families. As frontline healthcare workers, we see what this shift in priorities means on a daily basis, and you may recognize this happening in your facility as well.
Problems throughout Providence
We see that Providence has also refused to agree to a fair contract for social workers at Swedish Medical Center. At Providence Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County, we voted to join our union to have a voice in improving our staffing levels, working conditions and wages. Providence has refused to listen to our concerns and settle a fair contract, so we’re struggling with burnout and high turnover.
At Swedish, Providence is cutting hundreds of staff, including Labor and Delivery nurses and IV nurses, and is closing a special care nursery in Ballard. And throughout the system, many workers are struggling with unaffordable health benefits, inadequate retirement, a lack of training opportunities, disrespect from management and a broad range of other serious concerns.
Our effort to inform our communities
That’s why we’re launching Providence Has Lost Its Way, an effort to inform our patients and communities about the problems at Providence. We’re calling on executives to return to the original core value of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity and agree to a fair contract. We’re letting the public know that as healthcare workers, we always strive to provide the highest quality care, but Providence is making our jobs extremely difficult by not providing safe staffing, fair pay and benefits, and a real voice in our jobs.
Please follow and share our campaign’s social media below to spread the word. With all of us working together, we can move Providence Health in a new direction, in which the needs of our patients and the input of frontline healthcare workers are truly heard and respected.
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