The Resident & Fellow Physician Union - Northwest board is proud to join numerous other local and national unions and healthcare advocacy groups in endorsing Washington state representative Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act of 2021 (H.R. 1976). This bill would establish a national single payer universal healthcare system, bringing the United States up to … Continue reading RFPU-NW Endorses Representative Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act
As union members, we are lucky to work in one of the most unionized and labor friendly states in the country. That being said, there was a mountain of hurdles we had to overcome to unionize and we still face a huge fight in bargaining our contract and holding our employer accountable. The Protecting the Right … Continue reading Help us get the PRO Act Passed this year!
It's time to start to think about the 2021 elections! Local elections are critical to seeing progress in our local labor movement, and various issues that intersect with healthcare accessibility. RFPU - NW is committed to supporting candidates who will fight to make Seattle and our region equitable for those who live here (including our patients). This … Continue reading YOU can help decide who RFPU – NW endorses in local elections this year!
RFPU - NW has recently endorsed SHB 1348, Providing medical assistance to incarcerate patients. The majority of people incarcerated are incarcerated for less than 30 days. This bill updates current language around not suspending Medicaid for those incarcerated for 30 days or less. New language includes that a person’s incarceration status does not affect the person’s … Continue reading Take Action: Support SHB 1348
Councilmember Sawant has been the most strong, reliable, and inspiring voice for working class and vulnerable people of Seattle. She was one of the first to show up and lend her support to RFPU-NW and exploited physicians in training from our earliest days, long before we had significant success, power or momentum. We are proud to … Continue reading RFPU – NW Endorses the Sawant Solidarity Campaign
This year, RFPU-NW will be making our first-ever endorsements of candidates seeking public office in Washington state.We were impressed by the following candidates’ commitments to the labor movement and to the rights of healthcare workers; they have our sole endorsement. We have the utmost confidence that these candidates will be allies and partners with our … Continue reading RFPU-NW Endorsements for 2020 Elections
Sent to full membership via email on June 7, 2020Thank you to each and every one of you who has shown up this week (in-person and from home) for Black Lives Matter. We saw incredible showings of people at Friday's Show of Support, hosted by NURF, and over 10,000 healthcare workers and allies showed up for the Doctors … Continue reading How we fight for racial justice