United Public Workers supports Hawaii Nurses Association OPEIU Local 50

We care about workers’ rights, and we know how important it is to stand together and support one another, especially when faced with unfair treatment from employers.

Again, I am asking for your time and support for the courageous brothers & sisters of Hawaii Nurses Association OPEIU Local 50, who are currently on strike at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. These nurses are fighting for safer staffing levels that would allow them to give their patients the necessary time and attention to recover. It is unacceptable that the hospital management has failed to reach a compromise with the nurses, who are committed to their community, and instead opted to hire replacement nurses who are solely interested in making a quick buck. This is a disservice to the public, and it should not be tolerated.

Join us in supporting the nurses who are on strike. Let’s stand together as one United Public Workers for respect and fairness for all workers. This Saturday, we will be holding signs and walking with the nurses. But you can also show your support by visiting the hospital anytime before Sunday. Talk to the nurses and learn about their situation. You may find that you have similar issues with your own work. Your support can make a difference.

If you’re short on time, you can still help by signing the nurses’ petition in less than a minute. Click HERE to add your voice.

United Public Workers supports Hawaii Nurses Association OPEIU Local 50*
Saturday, January 27
3 pm
Kapiolani Medical Center
1319 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96826

Call or TEXT your Union Representative to let them know you’re coming. RSVP by Friday 4:30 pm at UPW Headquarters (808) 847-2631.

Wear comfortable clothing, preferably a UPW shirt if you have one, and comfortable shoes. Make sure to bring your own water and snacks to sustain yourself. Wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat is also recommended to protect yourself from the sun. You can park your vehicle at Central Union Church if you are carpooling with three or more people. Otherwise, there is ample street parking near Punahou School.

*They don’t need any donations or supplies; they only need manpower.

Let’s come together to support our brothers and sisters in the Hawaii Nurses Association OPEIU Local 50 and show our commitment to ensuring fairness and justice in the workplace. Remember to RSVP and contact your Union Representative to let them know you’re coming. Mahalo for your support.

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