On Thursday, April 13th, Alameda Health System workers came together at AHS sites throughout the county to fight for patient and worker safety. The workers, who took a “Unity Break” together at 10:21 am demanded that AHS management negotiate a fair contract that addresses patient and worker safety.
Last year alone, 293 Alameda Health System workers were injured on the job. The AHS SEIU 1021 members stressed that it is time for AHS Management to prioritize safety for workers and patients. Environmental Service and Support Service workers, Medical Clerks, RNs CNAs and others spoke about safety issues at their sites showing that when workers aren’t safe, patients aren’t safe. Workers relayed that they will keep fighting until they have a fair contract that they feel will create safer conditions for both workers and patients.