Keep what you earn: It’s a basic idea, familiar to anyone who’s picked up a paycheck.
The corporate leaders of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center seem to think that keeping what you earn is unreasonable. The 1,900 nurses at the hospital have spent the last 11 months trying to explain this reality to them, to no avail.
The nurses still don’t have a contract after 13 negotiating sessions. We don’t have a contract because Providence, an out-of-town corporation, is determined to pursue maximum profit at the expense of its staff and steadfastly refuses our common-sense proposals to keep patients and nurses safe.