- East End Hospital will hire UMC RNs and will be bound by the DCNA contract, thus ensuring continuity of patient care
- East End Hospital will support the Howard College of Medicine and the Howard University medical Faculty Practice Plan in the training of Howard medical students and residents
- Universal Health Services, the Mayor and Councilmember Gray have now pushed back, stating that UHS will back out of the deal to operate East End Hospital if these two measures remain part of the legislation
- The amendments were passed because of efforts of DCNA, SEIU 1199, other unions, community leaders and Howard University. We must continue the fight and make sure the DC Council does not abandon workers or Howard University.
We need to flood the chambers of the DC Council on Tuesday, December 18th. Please come out.
The District of Columbia Nurses Association (DCNA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 are in need of our support.
DCNA & SEIU 1199 CALL TO ARMS –
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL MEMBERS OF THE DC COUNCIL AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO SUPPORT WORKERS AND RESIDENTS IN WARDS 7 & 8
On Tuesday, December 4th, the DC Council is poised to vote on the “East End Hospital Equity Act of 2018.” The legislation gives carte blanche to the District and George Washington University Hospital, a subsidiary of mega-corporation, Universal Health Services, to no longer recognize DCNA and SEIU 1199 as your union and to refuse to hire UMC employees into positions within the new hospital. There is also no promise to provide specialty care at the new hospital. Howard University has also stated that if Universal Health Services obtain this exclusive contract, it will mean the end of Howard University Hospital in the near future.