Impromptu action at UW HMC highlights low pay, heavy workloads


In an impromptu action at Harborview Medical Center today, WFSE & SEIU members urged the Board of Trustees to advocate for a #FairContractNow.

Abraham Makonnen (WFSE), a food service worker came to HMC six years ago at the top of the pay scale.

Today he actually takes home less money than six years ago due to the rising cost-of-living, healthcare and transportation costs.

All UW workers shared a theme: low pay means that quality staff who make the hospital function at its amazing level are leaving. And for those who stay, reduced staffing means heavy workloads (and low pay). Ugh.

Contract negotiations continue.