Worker’s Rights Board Hearing on Health Worker’s Work Conditions at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Sept 26, 2020

On Saturday, September 26th, at 12:30 pm, the Workers’ Rights Board (WRB) will convene a panel of community leaders to hear from workers about the working conditions at Santa Rosa’s Memorial Hospital, now owned and operated by Washington-based Providence.

700+ workers who are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have serious concerns about their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
700+ workers who are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have serious concerns about their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WRB has received a request for a hearing from the 700+ workers who are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) as serious concerns about their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow and go unanswered by the hospital management.

The WRB (a project of North Bay Jobs with Justice) convenes public forums that allow workers to bring complaints about workplace conditions and violations of their rights before a panel of community leaders to help resolve situations that can threaten workers’ rights.

A few of the 700+ health workers concerned about lax safety measures at Memorial hospital. (Photo compliments of North Bay Jobs with Justice)
A few of the 700+ health workers concerned about lax safety measures at Memorial hospital. (Photo compliments of North Bay Jobs with Justice)

We have reviewed their preliminary testimony and background material and find that a hearing is warranted. It will be held this Saturday on Zoom, of course, due to the COVID-19 social distancing rules. Our panelists include: Former media Executive and Health policy consultant Nancy Dobbs, Reverend Lindsey Bell-Kerr, Dr. Jenny Fish, Windsor Vice Mayor Esther Lemus, and Santa Rosa Vice Mayor Victoria Fleming.

Workers’ Rights Board Hearing

Saturday Sept 26th - 12:30 – 2pm

Watch Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88461972476

Dowload the Panelist poster

panelists.pdf

Workers’ Rights Board Hearing

Saturday Sept 26th - 12:30 – 2pm

Watch Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88461972476

Program:

· 12:30 – 12:35 Welcome and Introduction (Mara)

· 12:35 – 12:40 Introduction of WRB and Panel (Bonnie Petty)

i. Andy Merrifield

ii. Victoria Fleming

iii. Dr. Jenny Fish

iv. Esther Lemus

v. Nancy Dobbs

vi. Reverend Lindsey Bell-Kerr

· 12:45 – 1:20 Worker’s Testimony (35 minutes, Carmen, Mito, Tammie, care partner, Larry)

i. Need to provide line up of workers

ii. Provide last line of each testimony to Sarah and Izzy

· 1:20 – 1:30 Q&A with Panelists and Workers

i. Tech will run the mute for everyone

ii. Panelists raise hand

iii. If open ended, worker who wants to respond raises hand

· 1:35 Panelists go into a breakout room

•1:35 – 1:40 Statements by 2 elected officials read and Panelist break

i.Need names and to confirm them moving to a panelist at 1:15 (and get their cell phone number)

•1:45 Panelists return to main room

•1:45 Panel Preliminary Recommendations

•1:55 Wrap up (Mara)

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Workers Need You!

Watch Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88461972476

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