|January 27, 2022|
Strike at Parkview Hospital averted
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West will not walk out at Parkview Community Hospital Thursday. They will vote on a tentative agreement that reportedly will include significant wage increases.
Some of the 330 employees had been earning just above minimum wage, according to the SEIU.
“With this new agreement, we’ve got a better chance of keeping experienced caregivers here in Riverside to care for our patients,” said John Richardson, a Pathology Assistant at the hospital.
“We’ve got patients waiting seven or eight hours just to get into a room. We’ve got COVID rooms that aren’t getting cleaned because there aren’t enough housekeeping staff,” Richardson said.
A vote on the tentative agreement between the workers and hospital management is set for later this month.
Story Date: January 15, 2022