By Lou Marzeles

Union petition challenges hospital outsource contract


Despite a contract already in place for ambulance outsourcing by Klickitat Valley Health (KVH), opponents of the move are distributing a petition around Goldendale and urging residents to show up at the KVH commissioners meeting tonight to register disapproval.

The petition has been visible at area businesses and is accompanied by a flyer entitled “Get the facts on subcontracting KVH emergency services.” The flyer has the logo of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare on it. SEIU is the medical workers’ union at KVH.

Among other charges, the flyer states there are no savings in subcontracting the ambulance service. “The difference is $70,000,” the flyer says, ...

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Reader Comments

bodaboo writes:

I am disgusted to see the quote by John Quinn who flat out LIED! By stating there was no representation by the union or its members at the board meeting in February, I have lost the little respect I had for the board and hospital administration. My spouse and I were there along with several union reps and other members. Quinn might not recall us there because they didn't feel the need to allow ANY public comment, so of course we were easy to forget. Mark Bryan is an incompetent egomaniac.


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