Spotlight: At Northwestern Hospital, an Unfair and Two-Tier Wage System

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NMH_Fight_15_march_downtown_4-14_CROP.jpg largeBY RAISING THE STARTING WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR FOR ALL HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS, NMH WOULD GIVE A MAJOR ECONOMIC BOOST TO WORKING FAMILIES, IMPROVE OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, AND STRENGTHEN QUALITY CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS!

 

Lakeena Whitfield, PCT:  “As a senior employee at NMH, I make over $15 an hour.  But what is completely unfair is that we have fellowLakeena Whitfield - PCT_Northwestern_NMH workers who make far below that. That has to change, especially since our CEO, Dean Harrison’s total compensation in 2014 was $3,666,785. That comes out to $1,762.88. an hour! That’s why we are joining the Fight for $15 to raise the starting wage floor for all healthcare workers and fight for 15% across the board raises to strengthen our workforce. 

 

Juraine Johnson - EVS_Northwestern_work_scrubs_low_res_CROPJuraine Johnson, EVS: “It is a constant struggle to make ends meet at the end of the month. And the work itself is exhausting. I know how hard I work and that I contribute to the success of Northwestern Hospital. I’m simply asking for a fair wage of $15 an hour on behalf of all my fellow hospital and healthcare workers. As working people, we are in this fight together to better our lives and support our families. But right now we’re barely treading water. That’s why I’m ready and willing to join the Fight for $15!  Our families can’t wait!”

 

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