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WEDNESDAY: Healthcare workers to picket at EvergreenHealth Monroe
Healthcare workers fight to preserve a voice in decisions around healthcare, wages, and mergers; call on EvergreenHealth Monroe administration to settle a fair contract

More than 170 healthcare workers united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at EvergreenHealth Monroe, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, support services workers, and techs, will hold an informational picket Wednesday, May 24 to demand a fair contract that preserves, not takes away, their current healthcare benefits, and ensures that they can preserve the right to enforce their union contract in the event of a merger, known as successorship language.

The workers at EvergreenHealth Monroe are fighting for a contract that will help recruit, retain, and safely staff their hospitals and allows them to provide quality care to their Snohomish County community. They began bargaining with their employer in September 2022.

The workers’ core bargaining priorities are strong healthcare benefits and a voice in decision-making, successorship language, equitable wages that keep up with market rates, safe staffing, recruitment and retention, and an environment of respect and belonging.

To RSVP or to request an interview with workers, contact Kenia Escobar, keniae@seiu1199nw.org, 425-919-8896.

WHO: Picketing workers will be joined by community supporters, neighbors, and local elected officials
WHAT: Informational Picket and Rally for a Fair Contract
WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 3-6pm; rally at 5pm
WHERE: EvergreenHealth Monroe, 14701 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA


About SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a union of nurses and healthcare workers with over 31,000 caregivers throughout hospitals, clinics, mental health, skilled home health and hospice programs in Washington state and Montana. SEIU Healthcare 1199NW’s mission is to advocate for quality care and good jobs for all.

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