On April 15, 2020, National Health Care Day of Action, UNMH workers joined nationwide demonstrations to demand PPE, Hazard Pay and safe working conditions. Picket signs read, "Hero or lab rat?" "Protect Me, so I can Protect You!" and "Give me PPE". See Protest Video here.
Kate Becker's salary is $620,000 with the possibility of making 25% more every 6 months. On April 17, 2020, during a National pandemic, Kate Becker's bank account grew by $67,447.90. Why? Because UNMH, like the rest of corporate healthcare, values CEO's more than the workers who save patients' lives every day, keep hospital rooms clean, make nutritious meals, take X-rays, intubate patients and all of the many services that ensure patients receive the quality health care they deserve. Is that right?
How many N-95's can $67,447.90 buy?
We need PPE NOW. Your Bonus can wait!
Kate Becker to do the right thing!
Give the money back!
Quarantined Corporate Suite Administrators use paid administrative leave
If you didn't know UNMH has a corporate suite, now you do!!!!! So let's think about this for just minute. Quarantined workers have to use their own leave time but administrators get paid. Is that right?
Are your working conditions safe? Do you have adequate PPE to protect you at work? Do you think you should use your leave time because you became exposed to COVID or tested positive while at work? Is the Hospital treating you right?
If the answer to any one of these questions is NO then join your fellow workers and sign the Vote of No Confidence NOW. Our lives might depend on it. Sign the Vote of No Confidence Petition here.
District 1199NM files
Prohibited Practice Complaint
On May 13, 2020 District 1199NM filed a PPC with the UNMH Labor Board. CEO Kate Becker and her cronies have violated the law in the following manner:
1.Failure to bargain in good faith. The Hospital has refused to respond to Unions demands for adequate and appropriate PPE, paid administrative leave when quarantined or ill because of COVID-19.
2.Unilateral change in working conditions. Changing shifts, and modifying the Union contract.
The PPC will be heard by the University of New Mexico Labor Board.
Where can I file a Health and Safety Complaint?
Below is the link to the New Mexico OSHA Department. Please take some time to browse the site. It contains some very important information about workplace safety and your rights. If you have questions call your Union office. 505.884.7713 or New Mexico Occupational Health & Safety Bureau online here.
We are stronger together. Stand in Solidarity with your Union Brothers and Sisters!