June 21, 2016
Yesterday, over 20 Local 5138 members leafleted employees at the hospital to highlight the need to improve staffing levels in our hospital. Through a joint staffing committee, we work with Meridian nursing management to achieve patient safety and quality care and we have staffing language in our contract. However, the hospital has been violating the staffing provisions of the contract and we have had to file grievances for unsafe staffing. If you think the contract is being violated, please let a rep know and we will file a grievance.