For years we have been raising the alarm about the staffing crisis in our hospitals — a crisis that predates the pandemic and has led to burnout and serious concerns about the quality of care we are able to provide with fewer resources. Our turnover rates are higher than ever.

We cannot afford to sit by and continue watching our coworkers leave the bedside in droves. Because of the precedent we have set through our actions as a strong, fighting union, management approached us to bargain improvements that will address recruitment and retention.