Kadlec has a long history of being a respected community member and employer.
In June of 2014, Kadlec entered into an affiliation with Providence and now the corporate mindset has completely changed.
The nurses are in contract negotiations, management wants to take away up to nine full days of paid time off and permanently eliminate their extended illness bank. This is a direct loss of multiple thousands of dollars per employee.
Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence, states as one of his guiding business philosophies, “There will never be more physicians and nurses than there are today, and healthcare professionals will never be paid more than they are today.”
Hochman reportedly made $6.4 million in 2013 alone. Kadlec’s top five employees made $2.5 million combined in 2013. Kadlec is projected to make $459 million this year. The nurses benefit package proposal would cost $3.65 million spread out over three years for almost 800 employees, yet Kadlec says that’s too much.
Taking money away from the hardworking and compassionate nurses to pad the pocket of a greedy CEO is flat-out wrong. This is not what made America great. Make your voice heard.
Eric Elmgren, Kennewick