Success at Methodist Hospitals: Marches On the Boss at Northlake & Southlake Campuses Show Members’ Strength Fighting for Better Staffing!

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Jan. 25th, 2018: Hospital workers from Methodist Hospital’s Southlake Campus organized a “march on the boss” to fight for improved staffing.

(January 25th, 2018, Gary Indiana) — Food service workers at Methodist Hospitals’ two campuses, said ‘enough is enough’ with low staffing. After coordinated staff actions, management was forced to hold a labor management meeting to address short staffing and made a commitment to addressing the issues raised.

Jan. 25th, 2018: Food service workers at the Northlake Campus at Methodist Hospital organized an action and march on the boss to tell management "short staffing" is not acceptable.

Jan. 25th, 2018: Food service workers at the Northlake Campus at Methodist Hospital organized an action and march on the boss to tell management “short staffing” is not acceptable.

Northlake_food_service_march_on_the_boss_LARGE_CROP_Verna Wilson, Northlake Campus _01_25_18“We are overworked, and under paid. So instead of complaining about being disrespected, we did something about it! Our fellow hospital workers got together and marched on the boss! Now management knows we mean business.”
Verna Wilson, Northlake Campus

IMG_0250_CROP_Lakeyuna Iverson_Southlake_Campus_labor_management_meetingThis is what being in a union looks like! It means that hospital workers have each others’ backs.When we are treated unfairly, spoken to in an insulting manner, and feel like our voices aren’t being heard – then it becomes UNION TIME!”
Lakeyuna Iverson, Southlake Campus

 

“I was so proud to represent my fellow food service workers from IMG_0250_CROP_Sylvia Green_Northlake Campus_labor_management_meetingMethodist Hospital during our Labor Management Meeting. What’s amazing is the different tone from management after our coordinated actions that completely took them by surprise. By showing our skill and ability to organize our fellow workers, we turned the tables, got management’s attention, and forced them to sit down and listen to us.”
Sylvia Green, Northlake Campus

IMG_0250_CROP_Debra_Boles_Southlake_Campus_labor_management_meeting“Management just doesn’t know how to react when they are forced to respond to hospital workers in their offices directly calling on them to fix the problem of short staffing. The lesson is: when you go to demand that you are respected and want your voice heard, bring an army of your co-workers with you! Then, and only then, will management take notice. It’s why being in a union matters!”

Debra Boles, Southlake Campus

From left: Methodist Hospital workers, Bernita Drayton, Debra Boles, and Sylvia Green met with Methodist Hospital's management to discuss short staffing both the Southlake and Northlake campuses held coordinated marches on the boss, forcing management to address workers' concerns.

From left: Methodist Hospital workers, Lakeyuna Iverson, Bernita Drayton (HCII Board Chair), Debra Boles, and Sylvia Green met with Methodist Hospital’s management to discuss short staffing both the Southlake and Northlake campuses held coordinated marches on the boss, forcing management to address workers’ concerns.

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