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October 18 - Bargaining and Picket Line Updates

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Bargaining Update

One of our negotiators had a death in the family last night. Please keep her, and the entire Bargaining Team, in your thoughts today. 

The key items open now are wages, staffing, and the prescription and healthcare co-pays.

Catholic Health has moved off significant numbers of red-circling, but we still have some more work to do on the wage scales.

While we still have work to do, we feel that we’re in a good position and will work as hard as possible this week to get to an agreement with the hospital that will benefit all of our members. 

It’s more important than ever that we have strong picket lines at all times to make sure that the hospital knows that we will work for as long as it takes to get a good contract. If you are scheduled to picket, it’s vital that you attend your scheduled shift. If you’re not scheduled to picket, come to Mercy or the MACC to put in a few more hours and help keep the lines strong!

Prayer and Meditation Services Today

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (450 Abbott) is welcoming CWA members for prayer and meditation today (Monday, October 18) at the following times: 

  • 3p-4p
  • 11p-midnight

Please wear red! These services are specifically for healthcare workers. Fr. Bill Quinlivan will recognize our work on the frontlines of the pandemic.