A Statement from Deaconess and Valley Hospital - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

A Statement from Deaconess and Valley Hospital Regarding the One Day Strike

SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday afternoon Nurses and Health Care workers for Deaconess and Valley Hospital announced plans for a one day strike on August 11th. In response, Deaconess and Valley Hospital released the following statement:

"A Statement from Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical

Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center have been notified by the Service Employees International Union Healthcare 1199 NW of their plans to conduct a one-day strike at the hospitals.  The union is asking their members who are employees at the hospitals not to report to work for any shift beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11 and continuing until 6:59 a.m. on August 12.

This is a disappointing development, as back-to-back bargaining sessions were held over four days last week, a bargaining session took place today, and additional sessions are scheduled into mid-August, if necessary.  Staging a work stoppage at this point seems counter-productive to reaching an agreement. The hospitals are committed to reaching mutually acceptable agreements with the SEIU, and hope that union representatives will return to the bargaining table with a sincere desire to work together in the best interest of our employees and our patients.

If the union moves forward with its strike, the hospitals are fully prepared to ensure patient care will continue without interruption, and access will remain unobstructed at all facilities.  The hospitals will provide additional information to the community through the media and at their websites: www.deaconess-spokane.org and www.valleyhospital.org."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:38 AM EST2017-11-18 06:38:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>
  • Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-17 21:50:11 GMT

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

    >>

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

    >>
  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-11-18 15:34:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/