Service Workers Picket Legacy
July 2, 2009 -- The employment contract for service workers at Legacy Good Samaritan hospital expired Wednesday (June 30) without agreement after negotiations broke down between SEIU Local 49 and Legacy management.
“I think some of them have forgotten the roots of which they’ve sprung and the mandate of their faith community has been changed to the bottom line of the ledger paper,” Ross added. “That needs to change. It’s not only happening here; it’s happening at other hospitals in the city and across this country.”
Terrett said the team at Legacy is positive they will reach a fair contract.
"Up until the point when SEIU announced they would do a picket yesterday, everybody felt like the negotiations were moving right along," he said. "We feel confident everyone will be happy with the outcome."