RNs Concerned About Closure of St. Lawrence ED PECSH/MNA Bargains Over the Effects
In January, Sparrow announced its plans to close the St. Lawrence emergency department. Our members from the St. Lawrence campus have expressed concerns about how the closure will impact the community and how the main campus Emergency Department will handle the increased patient volume.
When Will Our New Staffing Victories Be Implemented?
Your bargaining team of healthcare professionals and nurses met with Sparrow management this week to discuss the implementation of the staffing improvements in our new grids. We fought hard to get the earliest implementation dates we could, and several are beginning soon. Below are the implementation dates for the improved staffing grids in the following departments:
VICTORY PECSH/MNA members ratify improved contract that protects patients. When nurses and healthcare professionals stand together, patients win and Sparrow is a better place to work.
PECSH/MNA solidarity yields progress
Over the weekend, your elected bargaining team met with the employer for additional bargaining sessions. We bargained late until the night on Sunday and returned to the bargaining table bright and early Monday morning. These were productive sessions and yielded some big wins.
Sparrow Disregards our Members Concerns, Unilaterally Implements New Healthcare Network
For months, Sparrow administrators assured our bargaining team that open enrollment for healthcare benefits would wait until a new contract was agreed upon. On Friday, with virtually no prior notice, our team was told that open enrollment for healthcare would begin on Tuesday, December 5 and that postcards to inform members were already in the mail.