Respect UW Caregivers
This year, over 4,000 of us in our union from Harborview Medical Center and UW Medicine-Northwest Hospital are bargaining our new contract that respects our work and our patients.
We just experienced the hardest year of our careers, but through it all we did everything we could to provide the best quality care to our patients, even in conditions of inadequate PPE and short staffing. During contract bargaining this year, UW Medicine administration has the opportunity to respect our sacrifice, protect us and our patients from COVID-19 and future pandemics, and pay us what is necessary to recruit and retain the top-quality caregivers our patients deserve.
We’re being made to work mandatory overtime due to chronic short staffing, a problem Harborview created well before COVID. Instead of fixing the problem they
With unity breaks, unit petitions, community banners and meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and preparing for our strike vote, our message is clear: Respect Us,
We’re bringing solutions to the bargaining table NOW because our patients can’t wait for UW Medicine to finally settle a contract that invests in their
UW can either bring proposals to meet our and our patients’ needs, or we will move forward with a vote to authorize a strike. UW
In our largest action ever, we took our demands of equity, recovery, safe staffing, and competitive wages for each of us to our community. Thousands