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 here.

If you are with the media, you may contact the media team Christian.Hill@stjoe.org at (707) 499-2928 or Christina.Harris@stjoe.org at (707) 495-6596. Click here to view recent news releases in our newsroom.

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