Our Retirement Is Essential

The nurses and caregivers of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center have proudly cared for our community during the COVID-19 crisis, often at the risk of their own health as they worked without adequate PPE during the early days of the pandemic. Now that the first surge of the coronavirus is ending and hospital profits are down, Valley management is looking for ways to save money—and they want to do it by suspending caregivers’ retirement contributions for months at a time.

Employer retirement contributions are important for everyone, but they are especially important to the lowest-wage workers in Valley’s care team, many of whom are people of color already experiencing our country’s racial wealth gap. Suspending retirement contributions to shore up profit margins will hit people of color the hardest.

This is no way to reward caregivers for their extraordinary, life-saving work—and it’s no way to recruit and retain the top-quality healthcare workers our community needs.

That is why hundreds of healthcare workers, community members and union workers across South King County are telling hospital executives at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center:

Hands off your caregivers’ retirement!

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The nurses and caregivers of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW have proudly cared for our community during the COVID-19 crisis, often at the risk to their own health. Their work is essential. Their retirement is, too. But at UW Valley Medical Center, hospital profits are down, and Valley management is looking for ways to save money. They want to do it by suspending caregivers’ retirement contributions for months at a time. Suspending retirement contributions to shore up profit margins and dole out millions to highly paid executives will hit people of color the hardest. This is no way to reward caregivers for their extraordinary life-saving work, and it’s no way to recruit and retain the top-quality healthcare workers our community needs. Tell UW Medicine Valley Medical Center: Hands off caregivers’ retirement. Learn more at RetirementIsEssential.org.