Watch our delivery video below!
(Background music: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton)
9 to 5
Oh, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by
It’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it
This Valentine’s Day, the residents and fellows of Stanford’s Housestaff Union delivered “love letters” to our hospital CEO.
These Valentines from hundreds of our residents and fellows highlighted our hopes and wishes for better working conditions – and why we believe a fair contract will help to build a better Stanford.
(Natasha Abadilla, child neurology resident, speaking in SHC C-suite, with many other residents:
My name is Dr. Abadilla and we’re residents and fellows representing CIR/SEIU, the Stanford housestaff union. I’m not only a resident here at Stanford now, but I’m also a Stanford undergrad alumnus and Stanford med school alumnus and so many of us also are. We love and respect our patients and care so much about them. We brought some love letters for our C suite and management, and we hope that you love and respect us enough to read these love letters saying what we would love to see in our new contract as we move forward with bargaining for our union.
Here’s a small sample of our “love letters” to Stanford.
Increased paid parental leave, childcare support, & lactation accommodations
Handicapped accessible call rooms and lounge
Paid internal moonlighting for sick call coverage. Residents feel guilty for getting sick because it means overworked colleagues are pulled to do extra work without pay.
Liveable wages and housing support for training in one of the highest cost of living areas in the country
We’ve made our wishes known. This week, we will continue our negotiations with Stanford Healthcare. Residents and fellows – come join us at the bargaining table this Thursday evening 2/16 to discuss critical issues including compensation, benefits, and more.