Patient Care Associates for Change

 

Patient Care Associates are joining together to demand better at Wexner Hospital.

 

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Why a Union

We’ve gone without a voice on the job for too long. Our colleagues at Wexner who belong to the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) have a written contract in place that ensures they are treated fairly. The IAM Union is teaming up with the ONA to give us the same opportunity. This will give us the ability to negotiate with management over the issues that matter most to us!

Better Wages & Benefits

Union members earn roughly $200 more every week than non-members. They are also have better health and retirement benefits.  But it’s more than that. It’s about negotiating with your bosses over those benefits, as well as set wage increases that can’t change at management’s whim.

Respect on the Job

A union contract puts rules in place that allow you to do your job without fear of unjust treatment. If you feel those rules are broken, you have the legal right to appeal through a grievance procedure. Everyone is treated with respect.

Consistent Workplace Policies

We are often at the mercy of our managers when it comes to scheduling, which generally means long and inconsistent hours. As union members, you will have a say in notice and scheduling to adequately plan for your work and family responsibilities.

IAM Healthcare

IAM Healthcare consists of healthcare professionals and caregivers standing together for quality patient care, increased staffing levels, and safe working conditions. We are nurses, doctors, veterinary technicians and more. 

IAM UNION

The IAM represents more than just healthcare-related workers. Their solidarity and power extends to aerospace, transportation, tech, retail, the public-sector, non-profits, the legal field, and more. All told, more than 500,000 workers call the IAM home.

“We must recognize and embrace the power of union density, not only in nursing, but in the entire healthcare workforce. This power enables healthcare workers to reallocate money from executive pockets to instead invest in safe and healthy work environments, safe staffing, and competitive wages for those who are performing the essential daily work necessary to safely care for our patients.”

 

– Rick Lucas, President
The Ohio State Nurses Association

Latest Updates

November 1, 2022

ONA Pledges Support for PCA Organizing Drive

The Ohio Nurses Association has pledged their support for our efforts to form a union for PCAs at Wexner. Says ONA President Rick Lucas, “We must recognize and embrace the power of union density, not only in nursing, but in the entire healthcare workforce. This power enables healthcare workers to reallocate money from executive pockets to instead invest in safe and healthy work environments, safe staffing, and competitive wages for those who are performing the essential daily work necessary to safely care for our patients.”

November 2, 2022

Upcoming Zoom Meetings

Join us for any of the following zoom meetings to ask questions and learn more about efforts to form a Union for PCAs at Wexner Hospital.

What is “Organizing”?

Organizing is a group of co-workers that come together under state or federal law to negotiate with their employers over their wages, benefits and other working conditions. It’s really all about US working collectively to take ownership of our campaign and demand better. The first step is submitting an authorization card in order to show there is sufficient interest in a Union to hold a secret-ballot election. If there is enough interest among our group, the IAM will file a “Petition” for representation with the State Employee Relations Board (SERB).  The IAM becomes our official bargaining representative if a majority of us voting cast a “yes” ballot. This video profiles efforts of other groups to form a union with the IAM.

Contact Us To Learn More

Mike Evans
413-563-3791
[email protected]

 

Ali Rhodes
773-447-6585
[email protected]