SEIU asks Gundersen Health System executives to “respect and invest” in staff
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- The union representing hundreds of Gundersen and Tri-State employees says its members deserve better pay.
Representatives and members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) gathered at a park across from the hospital Tuesday afternoon. According to SEIU, Gundersen executives recently agreed to a $15 minimum wage, but medical center employees already making more than that will only receive a 1% increase. A dietary aide who spoke with News 8 Now says demand on employees and the cost of living are rising quickly, and Gundersen’s wages are not keeping up. “We want to have what we all deserve for the hard work we have been doing and we are still doing,” says Lance Helgeson.
Gundersen Health System provided this statement:
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