A special message from local unit chair Martha Galvez

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To all my colleagues at Kadlec,

Thank you for entrusting me to represent our local unit at negotiations. This was not an easy task, but one that I was glad to do and honored to be a part of. We all grew and learned a lot in the last 15 months. I am very proud of US (all the nurses at Kadlec) for everything we accomplished. We've come far in unity and solidarity not just among us, but also with other nurses and employees at other Providence Hospitals across the state. And although we all shared a common goal of a fair contract, each facility had its own unique issues at each of their tables.

As a team, we could not forget what you had told us in prior surveys and meetings. So, as we often do in our nursing process, we prioritized and focused on what was important for us as a whole. Although we were prepared to, our goal was a fair contract, NOT a STRIKE!

I feel comfortable in recommending a YES vote for the tentative agreement (TA) of our collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

In solidarity,

Martha Galvez, Chair