We are the 650 nurses of Logan Health, formerly Kalispell Regional Healthcare. Day after day, we are at the bedside, taking care of our patients. That’s where we want to be. But Logan Health management has given us no choice but to authorize an unfair labor practice strike on June 1, 2 and 3.
For the last 19 months, we’ve been negotiating in good faith for a fair union contract that gives us a voice in patient care and recruits and retains the top-quality nurses the Flathead Valley deserves. But every step of the way, Logan Health management has stalled at the bargaining table, refused to respond to our proposals, and tried to intimidate our coworkers who support our union through retaliation and discrimination. These are unfair labor practices, they’re against the law, and they have to stop.
Logan Health management has continually put the profit of a few over the health and care of our community. As advocates for our patients, we know our area’s only hospital system must do better. And it can do better, when bedside nurses like us have a seat at the table when decisions are being made.