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TUESDAY: 650 Nurses to Strike at Logan Health

MEDIA ADVISORY:
For Tuesday, June 1

CONTACT:
Amy Clark
amyc@seiu1199nw.org
425.306.2061

TUESDAY: 650 Nurses to Strike at Logan Health
Barring 11th-hour agreement, unfair labor practice strike to begin 7 am June 1

KALISPELL—The registered nurses of Logan Health are poised to strike Tuesday at 7 am unless management settles an agreement that includes staffing improvements and an end to what the union believes are unfair labor practices.

At 7 am Tuesday, June 1, nurses will walk out of the hospital and onto the picket lines. Workers are prepared to strike through 6:59 am Friday, June 4.

“We don’t want to strike, but we’ll do what we have to for our patients,” said Donna Nelson, a registered nurse in Behavioral Health. “We can’t remain silent while our sensible contract proposals are ignored and while Logan Health management tries to break our union.”

** To RSVP or to request an interview with workers, contact: Amy Clark, amyc@seiu1199nw.org, 425-306-2061**

WHO: The nurses of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Logan Health

WHAT: Unfair labor practice strike for safe staffing and quality patient care.

WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 7 am

WHERE: : Logan Health, 310 Sunnyview Ln, Kalispell

Individual interviews available. Great photo and video opportunities.

OTHER STRIKE EVENTS/TIMELINE:

Tues., June 1, 5:30 pm at Logan Health: Community rally in support of the strike.

Thurs., June 3, 6 pm at Depot Park: Community rally for quality patient care.

Fri., June 4, 7 am at Logan Health: Walk back in to work with community supporters.

Picket lines will be up at least 12 hours starting at 7 am each day beginning Tuesday, and ending 6:59am Friday at Logan Health. Media is welcome to stop by any time, though the best photo ops and crowds will be at the rallies listed above.

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About SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a union of nurses and healthcare workers with over 32,000 caregivers throughout hospitals, clinics, mental health, skilled home health and hospice programs in Washington state and western Montana. SEIU Healthcare 1199NW’s mission is to advocate for quality care and good jobs for all.

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