Doctors, nurses at two MultiCare urgent care clinic chains file papers to form union
Doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at nearly two-dozen urgent care clinics owned by MultiCare are in the process of unionizing with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.
Employees who work at MultiCare clinics from Mill Creek to Olympia signed papers to form a union, which were turned in last week. In all, about 80 workers could become part of the two separate bargaining units if they later vote in favor in a few months.
Last year, Dr. Virginia Stowell, a general surgeon at MultiCare, helped organize another MultiCare facility, Auburn Medical Center. That group remains in negotiations with MultiCare on its first union contract.
Of urgent care center workers, Stowell said, “their issues and concerns are falling upon deaf ears when they try to raise issues with the administration.”