"This is part of a movement to change healthcare for the benefit of all," said Mike Fadel, the Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU in Massachusetts. "It's part of a movement to make sure the people of Massachusetts receive quality care from workers who know their rights are protected and their voices are valued. Caritas management and workers should both be commended for choosing a more enlightened path of labor relations, one that is based on shared values and mutual respect."
Joint Statement from Caritas Christi, 1199SEIU, Area Trades Council
"We aspire to create new opportunities to ensure quality patient care; service to the poor; patient access to services; and improved and more collaborative working conditions for employees.
We affirm our commitment to creating a more positive workplace environment, one that promotes dignity, mutual respect and harmony; employee participation in decisions which affect their work; and a work environment that ensures employee safety and well-being; and opportunities for advancement, learning and growth.
We mutually dedicate ourselves to creating and preserving a sound patient care environment, to serving the poor, and to providing access to services that are essential to caring for human needs.
We share a commitment to a core principle of Catholic Social Teaching that workers have the right to decide through a fair process - free of coercion and based on accurate and truthful information - whether and by whom to be represented in the workplace.
We share a commitment to the ethical and moral tenants of Catholic Healthcare.
To this end, we commit to deepening our
|SOURCE 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East|
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