Stop the Partners scheme to close NSMC-Union Hospital in Lynn, MA!
With nearly $7 billion in reserves, Partners HealthCare is the wealthiest and most expensive Hospital Network in Massachusetts. Sadly, despite its market clout and riches, Partners is proposing to eliminate a wide array of critical hospital services from their Union Hospital campus in Lynn. The effective shuttering of this important community institution will have an overwhelmingly negative impact not only on 1199SEIU members living near or employed at the hospital, but also on the greater-Lynn community, including thousands of vulnerable seniors. Partners executives cite declining revenue as a rationale for denying services to one of the poorest communities in Massachusetts. These same executives are the ones that made the decision to remove critical services which had previously generated significant patient revenue at the Lynn campus. It is alarming for Partners to shutter the only low-income community hospital in the community. These proposed changes are not only unfair, but also unsafe for our patients and the community of Lynn. It’s time for Partners to step up and prioritize our patients, public safety and caregivers Lynn!
Tufts Medical Center: Stop Using Patient Care Dollars for Union Busting
Right now Tufts Medical Center and CEO Michael Wagner are engaged in an anti-union campaign that is undermining patient care and threatening hundreds of caregivers and hospital staff. With a dwindling pool of taxpayer funding and a high volume of vulnerable patients in need – why is Tufts Medical Center spending thousands of critical care dollars to intimidate their employees? In hopes of achieving better wages and benefits, and inspired by the national Fight for $15 movement, workers at Tufts are voicing their support for 1199SEIU – Massachusetts’ largest and fastest growing union for healthcare workers. In response, the hospital administration has funneled thousands of patient care dollars into a costly union-busting campaign aimed at threatening and intimidating its workforce. Nearly 60% of the patients served by Tufts Medical Center are covered by government programs – which means that while Tufts is a private institution, a significant portion of the hospital’s patient care dollars comes from taxpayer funding. Help us end this anti-union campaign that is threatening employees and undermining care for the hundreds of Boston area seniors and families who rely on Tufts Medical Center for care. Tell Tufts Medical Center and CEO Michael Wagner to stop abusing taxpayer dollars, mistreating its workers. Please sign our petition urging Tufts to give workers a fair chance to vote on their futures.
Pay healthcare workers a living wage & preserve healthcare services in Lynn, MA
With $7.5 billion in reserves, Partners HealthCare is the wealthiest hospital network in Massachusetts. It is also the most expensive. Unfortunately, despite these riches, Partners is paying poverty wages to its employees in Lynn and cutting services for patients. Partners executives have begun turning their backs on the caregivers and residents of Lynn, MA. As they move services out of Lynn to other area Partners facilities, Partners is trying to use their own business decisions as an excuse to force workers to live a life of poverty. It's true. Partners is forcing healthcare workers to make impossible choices between rent and groceries, between paying the bills and feeding their children. Please email Partners CEO Gary Gotlieb and tell him to stop paying poverty wages in Lynn, MA. Thank you for your support!