The Master Social Workers, Chaplains, Bereavement Counselors, and RNs at CHI Hospice are fighting for better/more compassionate care for their patients, improved working conditions and basic workplace rights. CHI Hospice workers, represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM), are holding a rally on Monday, June 7, at St. Joe’s Medical Center. While WSNA shares the concerns of our CHI Hospice colleagues and their goal to improve patient care and is committed to demand a fair contract, participation in this demonstration may expose our nurses to adverse action by CHI management, including discipline and discharge. Because of these risks, we strongly urge you not to participate in this action and relay this message to your fellow WSNA nurses.
As registered nurses, we know the importance of the hospice services in providing our patients and their families the dignity and comfort they need. We know that a reasonable caseload allows for the attention and care that the patients deserve. WSNA stands with our CHI Hospice colleagues in their fight for a fair contract. We call on CHI to put patients before profits and dignity over dollars. WSNA will keep you informed on this fight and continue to lend our support to our union brothers and sisters at CHI Hospice.