Petition statement to be delivered to Kirk Ray, Northside, CEO and Community Health Systems

Tell Northside: Stop Attacking Your Nurses

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Tell Northside: Stop Attacking Your Nurses

To be delivered to Kirk Ray, Northside, CEO and Community Health Systems

Petition Statement

Nurses deserve a fair contract and fair pay. As a potential patient at your hospital I believe that nurses should be able to have a voice. End the lockout of your nurses and give them a fair contract with the pay they deserve.
There are currently 788 signatures. NEW goal - We need 1,000 signatures!

Petition Background

I am a nurse at Northside Medical Center. As a nurse, I care deeply for my profession and for my patients. I take pride in the care I give patients and am proud of the reputation Northside has because of the work I do as a nurse.

We’ve been working without a contract for 15 months. Northside and Community Health Systems, the for-profit corporate owner of the hospital, have proposed terms that could undermine my ability as a nurse to speak out in the future about issues including safety and patient care. And I’m very concerned that CHS proposals could lead to rationing of nursing care at the hospital. Nurses deserve a fair contract, fair pay and the right to advocate for the safety of patients and their caregivers.

We went on a one-day strike yesterday because negotiations were not moving along and we needed to bring attention to our concerns. But today, when we returned, we were locked out. They have paid strikebreaking nurses taking our place in the hospital. We provide our patients with award-winning, quality care: How can out-of-town nurses match our record?

Northside management is keeping me and my colleagues out while letting in nurses who have 24hrs of experience at Northside: who would you rather have caring for you and your family?

If we have enough people speak up and sign this petition, Northisde will have to listen. Nurses deserve a fair contract, fair pay and the right to advocate for the safety of patients and their caregivers.

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