Labor Negotiation News
Despite months of negotiations and a strong contract proposal by our hospital,
the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) at Queen of the Valley
Medical Center chose to go on strike on November 20. NUHW represents service
and technical caregivers at the hospital.
The hospital's doors remained open throughout the strike, ensuring
the community could continue to count on the safe, high-quality care it
has come to expect from Queen of the Valley Medical Center. The hospital
has contracted with an agency to provide highly qualified and experienced
replacement caregivers to ensure uninterrupted patient care, which is
standard industry practice during a strike.
Per the contractual requirements of the replacement agency and to protect
patient care and ensure an orderly transition back to work, our NUHW-represented
caregivers who have chosen to strike will be welcomed back on Monday,
November 25 at 6 a.m.
We value our caregivers and are committed to providing a strong pay and
benefits package to support them and their families. You can view our
most recent bargaining update
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