healthcare http://klcc.org en U of O Graduate Student Teachers Rally For Increased Compensation http://klcc.org/post/u-o-graduate-student-teachers-rally-increased-compensation <p>The graduate teaching fellows union at the University of Oregon is bargaining for a new contract. They want a higher minimum salary and expanded health care coverage.</p><p>A group of over 100 graduate student teachers and their supporters gathered in front of Johnson Hall Friday. They spoke about the need to raise compensation packages in order to attract high-quality graduate students.</p><p>David Craig is a PHD student in philosophy.</p><p>Craig: “In my department, we lose probably four-fifths of our incoming recruitment class, like our first-choice PHD candidates, because of wages.”</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:54:22 +0000 Karen Richards 8261 at http://klcc.org U of O Graduate Student Teachers Rally For Increased Compensation McKenzie Willamette Hospital Workers Want Fewer Layoffs, More Charity http://klcc.org/post/mckenzie-willamette-hospital-workers-want-fewer-layoffs-more-charity <p>Community before profit. That's the message caregivers from McKenzie-Willamette hospital's union want their management to adopt.</p><p>Since the hospital went for-profit in 2003, members of SEIU Local 89 say the Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center makes more money than almost every hospital in Oregon. It also has one of the worst records for charity care. They'd like to re-balance that trend. Tuesday, union members read a message to the hospital's leadership:</p><p>(GROUP) "This holiday season, caregivers are being let go while those left are faced with having to do more with less."</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:17:57 +0000 Karen Richards 4966 at http://klcc.org McKenzie Willamette Hospital Workers Want Fewer Layoffs, More Charity