Unionized UW Medicine staff and labor organizers are socially distanced during a “unity break” demonstration Thursday, May 14, 2020, outside Harborview Medical Center, calling for management to do more to protect the system’s staff, especially now that there is a projected $500 million shortfall in UW Medicine’s budget.
Unionized UW Medicine staff and labor organizers are socially distanced during a "unity break" demonstration Thursday, May 14, 2020, outside Harborview Medical Center, calling for management to do more to protect the system's staff, especially now that there is a projected $500 million shortfall in UW Medicine's budget.
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UW Medicine furloughs 4,000 more workers, citing coronavirus budget hit

UW Medicine, citing a budget shortfall caused by COVID-19, will furlough another 4,000 members of its workforce after bargaining last week with the unions that represent many of its employees, the hospital system announced Monday. UW Medicine employs about 30,000 people at its hospitals and neighborhood clinics. These reductions, along with furloughs announced for 1,500...

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