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North Bay Workers' Rights Board Hearing February 20

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North Bay Workers' Rights Board Hearing February 20

Sat. Feb. 20th, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM; Doors Open at 9:00 AM
Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

Hearing on Salary, Benefits, and Working Conditions for Health Care Workers at Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley Hospitals

The North Bay Workers’ Rights Board (WRB) is a public forum where workers can bring complaints against employers and institutions for violating their human and legal rights and expectations of fair treatment at the workplace. 

Santa Rosa Memorial is a large acute care hospital and regional Trauma Center. Memorial has a reputation as one the North Bay’s top hospitals. Petaluma Valley is a district hospital and provides a wide range of health services to the community.  Both of these hospitals are in danger of becoming third-rate hospitals that cannot provide the highest quality of care. The National Union of Health Care Workers (NUHW) that represents health care workers at both hospitals has not been able to resolve numerous contract issues with the employer St. Joseph Health Sonoma County.

Noncompetitive pay and potential cuts to health care and retirement benefits has increased employee turnover. Understaffing is also a serious issue at these hospitals. Increased turnover and understaffing threaten to erode the quality of patient care.

The event is FREE, open to the public and wheelchair accessible

Coffee and refreshments served

Spanish translation provided

For more information contact Matt Myres, vistamar@sonic.net, or 707-508-8875

web site: www.northbayjobswithjustice.org

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