Our Commitment to Our SEIU-UHW-Represented Employees

Our next bargaining sessions are scheduled for July 25-27, and our pledge to you throughout these negotiations is to bargain in good faith and reach an agreement that not only provides improvements for you, but supports you and your profession. Unfortunately, Dave Regan, the President of SEIU-UHW, has shared that a primary interest of his is to grow his membership by adding new dues-paying employees to the bargaining unit at our Hospitals.

That is why SEIU-UHW held a press conference on July 11, even though we already agreed to meet with represented employees about the union’s report. We think it is a better use of the union’s time to sit down at the bargaining table and focus on getting a contract that provides pay raises for you.

In terms of the union’s report, as one of the nation’s top ranked hospitals for quality, we take your safety and the safety of our patients very seriously. All employees are encouraged to share concerns so we can investigate and take action when needed. After looking at the information provided by SEIU-UHW, we have found that much of it is old and outdated:

  • As an example, Stanford Health Care’s Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) scores have improved since 2013 and 2014. The current SIR is at 0.871 (CY 2017), which exceeds the 1.0 industry goal and shows Stanford Health Care has a better than expected performance with avoiding infections.

Throughout these negotiations we promise to continue to focus on reaching an agreement that provides you with improvements and supports you and your profession. We know how important your contract is to you, and we will keep you updated throughout this process.

June 30 Bargaining Update

We wanted to update you on the current bargaining between the Hospitals and SEIU-UHW to reach a new agreement for you, our SEIU-UHW-represented bargaining unit employees.

June 27 marked our third bargaining session and we have several sessions scheduled throughout the next couple of months. The next sessions are scheduled for July 25-27. During these sessions, we have taken great care to listen and consider every proposal that has been submitted by your bargaining team. Our pledge to you throughout these negotiations is to bargain in good faith to reach a mutually acceptable agreement that:

  • provides improvements for you, our valued employees,
  • supports you and your profession; and
  • promotes the special mission of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford with a focus on patient safety and quality.

We also pledge to keep you informed throughout the bargaining process. To that end, we invite you to not only check with your manager for updates, but to regularly visit this website where you can find the latest negotiation information. Through the website you can also submit a question using the contact us form found here: www.stanfordpackardvoice.com/contact-us.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our current negotiations, but most importantly thank you for all you do to help us provide the best and safest care possible for our patients. We appreciate you.