Legacy Health nurses launch petition over pandemic working conditions

Nurses at Legacy Health wrote a petition asking their employer to improve pay and working conditions during the pandemic.
Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Nurses at Legacy Health say they’re overworked and understaffed, and now they’ve launched an online petition to draw attention to their frustrations.

In a post at gopetition.com, the nurses say they have not been paid enough for working in hazardous conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. They feel it’s unsafe for patients and unbearable for staff.

The nurses also say there’s an inconsistency in COVID-19, allowing COVID-positive staff to work. Plus, the nurses say they’ve had to deal with threats to their personal safety and private property.

While the petition is written by nurses, they say it’s intended to include every staff member from doctors to technicians to kitchen staff.

Legacy Health responded to the petition with a statement from Senior Vice President Lisa Goren:

As of Monday morning, the petition had more than 1,200 signatures.