SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 Siouxland registered nurses will begin strike votes on Saturday for their MercyOne contracts.
According to a press release, the Local 222 MercyOne RNs have rallied, held a candlelight vigil and sent petitions to management. After over six months of contract negotiations, the release also states that MercyOne “continues to respond in a disengaged manner, unwilling to work collaboratively with the bargaining committee to reach an agreement on what it takes to recruit and retain nurses.”
Supporters are being asked to sign a petition on the UFCW 222 / Mercy One RN’s for a #FairContract Facebook page.
The strike vote starts on Saturday and ends on Monday.
MercyOne Siouxland has released a statement about the contracts.
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center values our longstanding partnership with our nurses. We look forward to finalizing what we believe to be a fair and equitable agreement, as well as continuing to provide top quality, compassionate care to our patients, families and communities.MercyOne Siouxland