Our proposal would commit management to maintaining a safe workplace along with a commitment to maintaining adequate supplies and functioning equipment.
This proposal is imminently critical to our physical safety, yet RGH invalidated our concerns and denied our requests. After an active shooter threat in October of 2022, we called on the hospital to immediately install metal detectors at entrances and other safety measures, but we were ignored.
At our bargaining session on November 14th, we, once again, pushed management on this issue, this time with a petition signed by the majority of nurses at RGH and a number of other RGH personnel who are also alarmed at the all–too frequent car break-ins in our parking garages and violence by patients who are made to wait too long to be seen. The petition called on RGH admin to take immediate steps to improve security: