Workers at Cabell Huntington Hospital Ratify Three-Year Agreement

Huntington, WV – Workers and management at Cabell Huntington Hospital negotiated well into Tuesday night and early Monday morning at the Pullman Plaza Hotel to reach a tentative agreement that preserves the dignity, rights and respect of the over 800 employees represented by SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH, and was overwhelmingly ratified by workers this evening.

“The power of workers uniting to bargain a fair contract sent a resounding message that the employees of Cabell Huntington Hospital are professionals and their work has great value,” said Becky Williams, President of the Service Employees International Union District 1199 who helped lead the negotiations for workers. “Hospital employees were inspirited by the solidarity demonstrated by their co-workers and used that energy to push back against extreme concessions that would have erased decades of gains made by workers.”

While the full details of the new three-year contract are confidential, workers were able to make gains in wages, improvement to job bidding language, organized workers at the Surgery Center into the bargaining unit and fought off all major concessions.

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