In September 2020, the following letter to CEO Jennifer DeCubellis was signed by over 450 healthcare providers/employees at Hennepin Healthcare. Dear Jennifer, We, the undersigned medical and mental health providers of Hennepin Healthcare, are writing to you with serious concern
As a union, Interpreters at Hennepin Healthcare wear Red on Wednesdays to highlight the issues we have been experiencing at the hospital. We must remember the patients we serve at Hennepin are some of the most vulnerable and the most
VIDEO: What it’s Like to Interpret in the Pandemic and the Importance of In-Person Interpreting During the Pandemic: https://www.newsy.com/stories/what-it-s-like-to-be-a-medical-interpreter-amid-the-pandemic/ Hospitals use interpreters to give voice to patients with limited English skills. They’re still showing up amid the pandemic.
Opinion piece in Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/a-pre-emptive-concern-for-the-racial-impact-of-hcmc-layoffs/413352223/ A pre-emptive concern for the racial impact of HCMC layoffs Efforts to reduce costs have historically fallen on positions held disproportionately by people of color and on services that help that population. By Tressa
An ongoing dispute between the Interpreters Unit of the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild and Hennepin County Medical Center was resolved today when the hospital signed an agreement that addresses key issues of video remote interpreting (VRI). The Guild and
The Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Hennepin County Medical Center for the hospital’s refusal to bargain with Interpreters over the effects of the implementation of video remote interpreting (VRI). The Guild is asking a Hennepin County judge to issue a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to stop the implementation of VRI until HCMC management bargains in good faith with the Union. Under Minnesota’s public employment law, or PELRA, unions are required to file an unfair labor practice complaint in court and seek injunctive relief. In the private sector, unions file unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board.