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SEIU Rally

Posted on 18th September 2013 at 16:06

Aligned with last night’s Community Meeting, members of the Service Employees International Union Local 49 from St. John Medical Center are planning a rally this afternoon at The Grotto across from Lake Sacajawea, protesting job cuts and wage freezes while PeaceHealth executive receive seven-figure salaries. SEIU officials claim that they’re being offered no raise for the first year of the latest contract offer, with only one-percent raises in the next two years. They also say that PeaceHealth is trying to move to a non-union health care plan, shifting costs to caregivers, and is also modifying premium pay and seniority benefits. Today’s rally for “Good Jobs and a Good Contract” set to run from 2:30 to 5:30 pm in The Grotto at 15th and Kessler, across from the Emergency Department entrance to the hospital.