(KRON) – Dozens of workers from Stanford and Packard hospitals rallied this morning for better contracts.
They say they’ve been taking care of COVID-19 patients for the last two years, and now they’re looking for care for themselves.
They say the last two years has been exhausting and grueling and they’ve experienced burnout amid a shortage of health workers, so now they’re demanding solutions.
They’re asking for more time to rest and recover, competitive wages and benefits and to receive proper training.
Leah McFadden, a clinical nurse, says she wants to keep working as a nurse for a long time.
She says that cant happen if they’re overworked — something management is listening to.
Stanford healthcare officials released a statement to KRON4 saying, in part, “In our contract talks we have offered proposals that increase our investment and preserve their place among the highest-compensated and best-supported nursing teams in Amerca.
The goal for these nurses is to reach an agreement with management before their contracts expire March 31.