I have been watching this situation unfold and am not surprised it has come to this. CHS has done some good things at PMMC by bringing in more doctors, expanding services and buying new and better equipment. However, their treatment of the staff is poor.
I know a number of staff members at the hospital and attended the Sunnybrook Rally and the Board of Directors Meeting. I feel I have some perspective on this situation as an outside observer. Workers are stressed out and the proposed contract is beyond unfair.
If CHS were struggling financially and needed the workers to make concessions to keep the doors open, I would feel differently. What I see is another corporate giant worried about increasing their bottom line, not the people who work to make PMMC profitable.
Mr. Kirby isn’t making PMMC profitable all by himself. The other 1100 people who work at the hospital contribute to that success as well. There is no I in team!