Hospital Workers Picket for Safe Staffing and Living Wages

On Friday, CWA Local 9413-represented hospital workers at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) picketed outside of the hospital in Reno, Nev. These workers, who are performing essential work caring for COVID patients, have been in contract negotiations with SMRMC since the beginning of February. Hospital management has proposed an increase in health insurance costs and has refused to address poor staffing ratios – catastrophic positions in the middle of a global pandemic.