Strike updates

Nurses and Caregivers Prepare to Strike at Providence Home Health Care and Hospice of Snohomish County

Strike Will Begin at 6:45am Wednesday, December 6

EVERETT- The nurses and caregivers at Providence Home Health Care and Hospice of Snohomish County are making final preparations for our unfair labor practice strike, which will begin on Wednesday.

The 200 caregivers, who provide care and services in an inpatient hospice and at patients’ homes, are calling on Providence to invest in patient care by allowing caregivers more time with each patient, reducing the 24/7 on-call hours some caregivers face, and improving wages to reduce turnover and stabilize important care relationships.

“We would rather be taking care of our patients than walking on a strike line,” said Lee Thompson, a nurse in home health care.  “Providence has made it impossible to give the care our patients deserve without working 12 hours or more per day.  Good staff are leaving every day for better jobs.   We feel there is no choice but to stand up together.”

We invite community members to join us on the picket line, for our community rally, or by making a call to our CEO:

Community Rally

Wednesday, December 6, 4:30-5:30pm at Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett

 Call the CEO

Call Robert Hellrigel, CEO of Senior and Community Services at Providence at (425) 254-5432 and tell him to invest in Snohomish patients!

 

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