Support Meriter Service and Support Workers - Madison June 3

Event Dates: 
06/03/21

Service and support workers at Meriter have risked their and their family's lives to keep the hospital running throughout the pandemic. Like other employees at Meriter, they had to use their own paid time off when they had to quarantine due to exposure or getting sick, which left many of them near or below zero in their time off banks. But when they asked executives for the same time off benefit that nurses won in the spring and that they gave to non-union employees, executives said they wouldn't even discuss this urgent issue until next year. 

These workers have some of the toughest jobs - certified nursing assistants, environmental service workers, emergency service techs, engineering, dietary workers and other vital roles. They deserve the time off to recover from the pandemic, and to take care of their physical, mental and emotional health. They deserve it now!
 

 

Here's what you can do to stand with Meriter service and support workers:

1. Come to the action on Thursday, June 3:

4:30 pm: Press conference with supporters in front of Meriter, S. Brooks St. entrance

5:00 pm: Walk to the intersection of Washington Ave. and S. Park St., where we'll hold a banner and signs to raise public awareness


2. Contact Meriter CEO Sue Erickson by going to MeriterShouldShowWorkersMatter.org, and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

 

CLICK HERE TO TELL THE MERITER CEO TO TREAT FRONTLINE WORKERS WITH THE EQUALITY AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE

 

 

Meriter called the additional time off a "You Matter Bonus" - does that mean they believe service and support workers don't matter? 

Let's stand with Meriter employees to demand the "You Matter Bonus" for ALL workers. Let's make it clear: service and support staff deserve time off, and they deserve it now!

In solidarity,

Rebecca Meier-Rao
Executive Director, Worker Justice Wisconsin

 

 

Worker Justice Wisconsin
Contact: Rebecca Meier-Rao
Address: 1602 S. Park St. #116, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-255-0376
E-mail: info@workerjustice.org