Elected leaders in Milwaukie and across Oregon are standing in solidarity with 180 SEIU 49 healthcare workers at Providence Milwaukie Hospital who are fighting to win their first Union contract. Our community understands that safe staffing, fair wages, and on-the-job protections are critical for the frontline healthcare workers who are risking their own health to provide compassionate, quality patient care in the midst of a healthcare and economic crisis.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkely offered a message of encouragement and support to Providence hospital workers, and 29 state and local elected leaders signed onto a letter encouraging Providence to settle a fair contract with hard-working frontline healthcare heroes.
Letter to Providence Milwaukie Hospital management from elected leaders