NUHW caregivers ratify contract at Doctors San Pablo
July 21st, 2011
NUHW members at Doctors Medical Center San Pablo ratified a new collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 125 to 9 yesterday. The new contract leaves workers’ wages and benefits whole, containing no concessions even at a time of financial difficulty for the hospital.
“The hospital is struggling, and we’re going to do everything we can to help find more funding for it,” said Miriam Sutherland, an Ultrasonographer at Doctors San Pablo (pictured above with the Doctors’ bargaining committee). “But our first priority was to make sure that those who provide care to patients were protected. That’s exactly what we accomplished as members of a worker-controlled union that fights for its members.”