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By Lou Marzeles

Union rejects KVH request for employee wage freezes


An employee representative for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) working at Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) issued a statement Monday indicating the union was rejecting the hospital’s request for employee wage freezes in 2013.

“We work hard every day to give our patients the best care possible,” SEIU representative David Gilliam, who works in KVH’s emergency department, wrote in the statement. “We know how important our hospital is to our community, and we’re dedicated to making sure our hospital is here to serve our neighbors when you need us. That’s why when hospital management approached us about financial problems, we took it very seriously. We examined financia...

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