Sacred Heart nurses: Providence pursuing maximum profit at expense of local workers


Keep what you earn: It’s a basic idea, familiar to anyone who’s picked up a paycheck.

The corpo­rate leaders of Provi­dence Sacred Heart Medical Center seem to think that keeping what you earn is unrea­son­able. The 1,900 nurses at the hospital have spent the last 11 months trying to explain this reality to them, to no avail.

The nurses still don’t have a contract after 13 negoti­ating sessions. We don’t have a contract because Provi­dence, an out-of-town corpo­ra­tion, is deter­mined to pursue maximum profit at the expense of its staff and stead­fastly refuses our common-sense proposals to keep patients and nurses safe.


THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW: Sacred Heart nurses: Providence pursuing maximum profit at expense of local workers (9/23/19)