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The results are in from our SEIU Contract vote — we did it!
For months, SEIU members at UHS facilities stood together as we worked our way through the bargaining process. You didn’t give up even though we kept hearing “no” from management when we sat down to work out a fair contract.
We didn’t give up and we didn’t take no for an answer. Last night the ballots were counted and we ratified our 2013 SEIU contract — the vote was overwhelming.
Ninety-four percent of us said YES to:
Through our contract, we have a unique opportunity for us to improve our work conditions, contribute in a way that allows us to advocate for our patients and secure benefits that are appropriate for our families’ needs.
We are proud to provide the best care to our patients. We finished strong and won a stronger contract but our jobs are not done. We need to make sure our union is strong, growing and ready to take on future challenges. If you are interested in getting involved in your union, please let us know.
Congratulations and thank you,
SEIU Local 1107 Vice President: Sherri Hauser (Desert Springs Hospital)
SEIU Local 1107 Vice President: MIchelle Phillips (Valley Medical Hospital)
Chief Nursing Steward: Scott Armstrong (Desert Springs Hodpital)
Chief Ancillary Steward: Michelle Clouthier (Desert Springs Hospital)
Chief Nursing Steward: Lynda Wilcox (Valley Medical Hospital)
SEIU members expressed the need for change in the two hospitals to improve patient care. Specifically, three proposals were unveiled:
Surgical ICU 1:2 Critical Care Unit 1:2
Medical ICU 1:2 Intensive Care Unit 1:2
ER 1:3 Clinical Decision Unit:1:5
Critical Care 1:2 Labor & Delivery 1:2
Well Baby Nursery 1:6 Gero Psych 1:7
Stress Lab 1:1 Med-Surg: 1:5
Intermediate Care 1:3 NICU 1:2
Antepartum 1:3 OB, GYN 1:5
Outpatient Surgery 1:2 Pre-op 1:3
Discharge Unit / Chest Pain Center 1:4
Endoscopy 1:2 (Procedural) 1:1
Postpartum 1:8 (1:4 couplets) 1:6 (mothers only)
Post Anesthesia Care Unit Unstable 1:1 Stable 1:2
Discharge Unit / Chest Pain Center 1:4
OR General 1:1 CVOR 2:1
Neuro 2:1 Holding 1:3
Cath Lab & EP Lab Procedural 2:1
Special Procedures Procedural: 2:1 Holding 1:1
Respiratory Therapist 1:5 Treatment 1:32
They protect licenses and careers.
Whenever, in your professional opinion, conditions on the floors are unsafe for patients and employees, an ADO form should be filled out, submitted to a supervisor and faxed to the Union.
This could protect you if a mistake or sentinel event occurs while working in those conditions. Over time, ADO forms illustrate the broad frequency of sub-optimal conditions. They illustrate the need for Staffing Ratios! That’s why on March 4, SEIU members from Valley, Desert Springs, UMC and St. Rose hospitals submitted hundreds of ADOs to Nevada’s Bureau of Health Care and Quality Compliance. Separately, SEIU members at Sunrise, Mountain View and Southern Hills hospitals have begun moving staffing issues through the HCA-SEIU Labor Accord process.
With the SEIU Safe Staffing and Patient Protection bill sponsored by state Sen. Patricia Spearman and moving through the Nevada Legislature, We Are On The Move to WIN Staffing Ratios in Nevada!
Katrina Alvarez-Hyman, an RN at Desert Springs, said the detail on ADO forms offer clear protection for health care workers. “We need to keep filling them out,” she said. “Our licenses and patients’ lives are in jeopardy.”
The Bureau of Health Care and Quality Compliance is entrusted with protecting the safety and welfare of the public through the promotion and advocacy of quality health care through licensing, regulation, enforcement and education. Sparked by our ADOs, the agency began its review of Valley, Desert Springs, UMC and St. Rose hospitals on March 4.
To Desert and Valley RNs and Technolists:
Mark your calendars.
We are quickly approaching bargaining in 2013. Our planning session will be held on Tuesday Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
For more information: Contact Aurora at 210-3269, Dolores at 210-6469 or Lanita at 738-3968.