FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 28, 2021
MONDAY: Logan Health Nurses prep for June 1-3 unfair labor practice strike
Making signs, practicing chants, hundreds of nurses ready to take a stand for their patients
KALISPELL—650 registered nurses have been calling on Logan Health to bargain in good faith for a fair union contract that prioritizes staffing, recruitment and retention for safe patient care. Now, those nurses are readying for their three-day unfair labor practice strike June 1-3 amplifying their call for Logan Health, which reported $174 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of Q4 2020, to invest in care and caregivers.
Monday evening, nurses will gather to make signs, practice picket line chants, and prepare for their strike. Barring a last-minute agreement, the nurses will strike from 7 am Tuesday, June 1, through 6:59 am Friday, June 4.
** To RSVP or to request an interview with workers, contact: Amy Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-306-2061**
WHO: The nurses of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Logan Health
WHAT: Strike preparation. Great visuals, interviews available.
WHEN: Monday, May 31, 5 pm – 7 pm
WHERE: Northridge Lutheran Church, 232 Northridge Dr., Kalispell
Bargaining team members will be available for comment throughout the event. Please call for phone or in-person interviews outside of this event.
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.