Even in a pandemic, when everyone else calls us heroes, they’ve tried to keep us from speaking out about patient safety: suspensions, retaliation, a memo telling us not to speak to reporters, a threatened lawsuit intended to stop our Riverside strike, tried to eliminate 57 leadership charge nurse positions. They’re trying to break us, but we’re standing strong.
Their plan to take away our collective power and decrease our resources is obvious, and the plans they announced to close some departments that serve our communities are shameful. Our hospitals should give more to our communities, not take away from them.
We gave management proposals that we’ve had ready since July…
- Our safe staffing proposal asks the hospital to maintain proper staffing levels—with the appropriate expertise—to safely care for patients.
- Safe meal and break relief that ensures patients have enough Nurses on duty at all times.
- Staff must have adequate, sanitary PPE throughout the hospital.
We met with management a day after our Health & Safety and Public Health Emergencies proposals, but they didn’t respond. We hope they’ll give us an answer on 9/14, our next meeting date.
Join our online call to learn about our plan to stop these attempts to take away our voice:
Wednesday, September 9th
8 a.m.–9 a.m. —OR— 8 p.m.–9 p.m. Contact a Steward, Bargaining Team Member, or Union Rep/Organizer for the login.
Speak with a Bargaining Team Member, Union Steward or your Union Rep/Organizer: LOS ROBLES—Corey Clark, (805) 253-2357, firstname.lastname@example.org RIVERSIDE—Jennifer Sanchez , (626) 437-6976, email@example.com WEST HILLS—Shamora Freeman, (626) 841-6431, firstname.lastname@example.org