EVS workers at Providence Tarzana win first contract
More than 50 EVS workers at Providence Tarzana Cedar Sinai Medical Center voted last week to ratify a two-year contract that includes salary increases for all employees this year, with another increase in October 2021.
These workers voted last June to become NUHW members, joining more than 500 other NUHW-represented workers at the San Fernando Valley acute care hospital owned by Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health.
The contract includes guaranteed wage increases of 2.5 to 4 percent per year. These guarantees come after bargaining team members stood united through negotiations, keeping pressure on management to offer workers a fair deal. In November, a dozen workers participated in a delegation to hospital administration after management put forth an insulting proposal that would have amounted to a four-cent-per-hour pay raise.
“This new contract will go a long way in giving us the pay, job security, and respect we deserve,” said bargaining team member Diana Cenciceros.