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About the Campaign
Hospital Workers Rising
We’re a campaign of hospital workers from across the nation. We care for our patients and we work HARD. It’s time for our employers to pay us like our work matters.
We’re CNAs and housekeepers, techs and nurses. We’re proud to stand with fast-food workers and child care teachers, home care workers and airport employees and all working people across the nation to #FightFor15
Amy Smith, CNA, Des Moines, IA
Amy Smith is a certified nursing assistant in Des Moines, IA. She went to school, she did everything right, but she’s still paid less than her fiance – who works at Walmart.
In New York and Los Angeles, where hospital workers’ unions are strong, the very same job would pay as much as $25 an hour, have benefits and offer a shot at retirement. It’s shameful – and it’s time to change.
The more than 600 Providence St. Peter nursing assistants, dietary and housekeeping staff, sterile processors, and other service workers united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW have won across-the-board wage increases, a $15/hour minimum, health benefit security, and staffing and quality improvements. The improvements are part of a new contract which union members ratified overwhelmingly in votes this week.
More than 500 food service workers who were outsourced last year in a controversial decision by Mayo Clinic have reached a tentative agreement with their new employer, Morrison Healthcare, their union announced.
Standing with ponchos and umbrellas on a rainy corner in Streeterville today, workers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital demanded that the health system implement a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
A group of employees represented by the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois rallied alongside Chicago aldermen and community leaders. Currently, union employees start off at $11.50 an hour, according to SEIU Healthcare. The union represents 1,250 Northwestern employees, which include custodians, patient transport technicians, patient care technicians, dietary/food service and environmental service workers. The union's contract with the not-for-profit hospital expired on March 29th.