Our hospitals are able to serve our community because nurses and service and technical workers make the commitment every day to give our absolute best for the care of our patients. Together, WSNA and SEIU took a stand and demanded that Astria show that same level of commitment. A true commitment to the care and lives of our patients means having the supplies and staff for us to do our jobs. When the hospital fails us, they are failing our patients and our community.
That is why on Friday, Nov. 9, we marched to administration together and delivered the 10-day notice of our intent to conduct an informational picket.
We can’t sit on the sidelines while our employer makes decisions that interfere with our ability to provide care, hurts our opportunities to attract and retain great staff and disrespects our commitment and years of service to our facility.
We are picketing for dignity, respect, safe staffing and a standard of care our community needs and deserves. Join us on Nov. 20 on the picket line. Only together can we hold Astria accountable and call on them to prioritize patient care.