SEIU is made up of more than 36,000 healthcare workers across the Northwest with 2,600 in the PeaceHealth system. Our members include service workers who are front and center of our union, leading the way in making real improvements for caregivers that in turn help us deliver quality care our community deserves.
PeaceHealth St. John:
WE DID IT TOGETHER!
Together, caregivers overwhelmingly voted ‘Yes’ by a 90.5% majority to a new 4-year contract that includes 10.75% across the board wage increases on top of existing steps, lump sum bonuses, lower cost of healthcare for many, a voice in care and much more.
The win amongst other things includes: 21% wage increases over three years, more affordable healthcare and assurance that caregivers have a voice in patient care and staffing.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph:
Over 800 caregivers at PeaceHealth’s St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WA have joined the SEIU family! Organizing with SEIU Local 1199NW, caregivers at St. Joseph are working to finalize their first contract.
“We’re excited to sit down with PeaceHealth administration and be able to improve our jobs and have a voice for better care. As one of the largest employers in Northwest Washington it’s important we have family wage jobs and quality healthcare benefits for ALL caregivers.”
– SHERRI VAN KEULEN, ANESTHESIA TECH, ST. JOSEPH