Registered nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and Providence Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland have been negotiating their respective contracts for over a year.
Nurses are standing up for their patients, demanding safe staffing at all times and enhanced security to protect both nurses and patients alike.
Nurses are standing up against Providence’s corporate strategy to eliminate and cut benefits, including sick time and paid time off across Providence’s multi-state system.
Nurses are standing up to say that a corporation that earned $1 billion in the first half of 2019 alone can afford to invest in patient care and to take care of the nurses who are on the frontlines every day.
Nurses at Sacred Heart and at Kadlec are a part of their communities and serve their communities.
Will you stand with nurses in demanding that Providence put patients before profits and take care of the nurses who take care of you?
Open letters to the community
Signed by more than 400 Kadlec nurses
"Our top priority is safety: for patients, the nurses and the community we serve. That’s our bottom line. By demanding that Providence Kadlec address working conditions and staffing issues, nurses are doing nothing less than making an ethical stand on behalf of you, the patients we serve..."
"We have been at the table working to protect our patients and our community from Providence’s corporate greed, but Providence has ignored our concerns over fair treatment and safe staffing. That’s why we have voted to strike, a rare step we do not take lightly..."