18 SVMH Pharmacists Join NUHW

NewsMarch 16, 2012

Yesterday, eighteen pharmacists at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) became the newest members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

The formerly non-union caregivers have received no pay increase in three years and lost thousands of dollars each when senior administrators changed their pension plan. With the hospital’s future uncertain, the pharmacists, whose department has already experienced instability when its supervisors were subcontracted out, want to make sure that they have a voice in patient care decisions whoever the new owner of the hospital turns out to be.