Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Caregivers Hold Candlelight Vigil for Fair Contract Tonight

NewsDecember 13, 2011

What: Candlelight vigil for a fair contract at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

When: Tuesday, December 13th at 5:30pm

Where: Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 1165 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, 95405 (follow this link to a map of the location: )

Visuals: Hospital employees and community allies standing in front of hospital with lit candles, somber and dignified 

SANTA ROSA – Along with community supporters and faith leaders, caregivers at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) will hold a candlelight vigil tonight to urge management to bargain in good faith toward a fair contract that safeguards patient care.

Over 650 members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have been bargaining since May over job security, fair wages and safe staffing levels at the hospital.  Even though the hospital reported over $26 million in profits in the last fiscal year and is a regional Level II trauma center, wages at Memorial are among the lowest for major hospitals in the county.

NUHW members at SRMH include Licensed Vocational Nurses, Dietary workers, Nursing Assistants, Phlebotomists, Radiology Technologists, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Housekeepers and other job classifications.