Our goals are to provide competitive pay and benefits, and maintain excellent working conditions and patient care. We appreciate the importance of our employees and recognize that to be a “Best Place to Heal,” we must too be a “Best Place to Work.”
What SEIU is asking of St. Joseph:
What St. Joseph is offering SEIU:
See the state of health care.
Locally, SEIU recently settled a prolonged negotiation at Community Health Care in which both management and the union agreed to freeze anniversary step increases. This is not on the table at St. Joseph, where management is proposing to grant competitive, market-based wage adjustments as we have done in years past.
We are proposing to move St. Joseph Medical Center’s services workers to the Franciscan PTO plan. This is the plan that all other hospital employees have and it is among the most generous plans in health care.
Differences between our proposed plan and the employee’s current PTO plan, include:
Franciscan’s 8,100 employees, including members of the SEIU, management and other workers at St. Joseph, are all offered the same health insurance plans. The wage and benefits proposals we have submitted to the union are comparable to the pay and benefits of other workers throughout our hospital system and the Puget Sound area. St. Joseph values the contribution of each employee and seeks to provide fair and competitive pay and benefits.