Respect UW Caregivers

Informational Picket

August 4

We’re holding informational pickets at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center – Northwest & Clinics to show UW Medicine administration that our community stands with healthcare workers. 

The 4,000 nurses and caregivers of Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center – Northwest and the UW Neighborhood Clinics are in the fight of our careers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have done everything we can to provide the best quality care to our patients, even in conditions of inadequate PPE and chronic short staffing. 

During contract bargaining this year, UW Medicine administration has the opportunity to respect our sacrifice, but instead they have offered many of their front-line healthcare heroes paltry 1% raises and have refused to consider COVID hero pay in recognition of our tremendous work and sacrifice during this unprecedented healthcare crisis.

While other hospitals are offering generous raises and incentives for taking extra shifts to cover staffing shortages, UW Medicine seems content to pay below-market wages and let their caregivers struggle. All while UW Medicine benefits from millions of dollars in federal and state COVID relief as well as private donations made in support of frontline health care workers.

We're ready to picket on August 4 to protect the mission. 

I'll Be There!

I will stand with healthcare workers during their informational pickets at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center - Northwest & Clinics on August 4.

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