Ascension announced that they are closing all labor and delivery services at St. Francis Hospital, the only labor and delivery services on the southside of Milwaukee, effective just days before Christmas. This will cause all southside patients to have to travel out of their neighborhood and will eliminate dozens of union jobs. We must fight back to preserve these vital services for our community. We're asking the City to intervene to keep these services open and demanding Ascension fund and invest in our hospital.
Join us for a press conference and rally on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 6PM in front of Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI.
Just last week, Ascension was profiled in the New York Times for their questionable actions as a non-profit healthcare corporation. Ascension "spent years reducing its staffing levels in an effort to improve profitability, even though the chain is a nonprofit organization with nearly $18 billion of cash reserves."
Our union members have been fighting back for quality care and safe staffing, and we must step it up together as a community. Join us Dec. 20th! See Media Advisory here.