Everett, WA — On behalf of healthcare providers at Community Health Center of Snohomish County, the Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD) filed a petition for union election on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.
The petition was filed with Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board that will enable doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to decide whether to form a union. The filing enables providers to hold a union election in the coming weeks.
“These providers want a voice in improving the delivery of quality healthcare in Snohomish County because they are on the front lines of delivering that care,” said Dr. Stuart Bussey, president of the UAPD. “Providers feel they are being shut out of those key decisions, and that is not good for the thousands of patients who rely on them.”
In response to hospitals and healthcare networks overworking their employees and making decisions on their behalf without consulting them, providers are moving to unionize. Forming a union gives providers a voice over their working conditions and find common ground with their employer to better serve their community.
The union maintains offices in Federal Way, Washington, and represents providers at MultiCare Health’s Auburn Medical Center and Indigo Urgent Care Clinics.
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