Providence Behavioral Health Hospital

We have represented Mental Health Counselors and Certified Nursing Assistants at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital since they unionized in 1997 over cuts in pay and benefits and increased healthcare costs.

SPBH is a 125-bed behavioral health hospital located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Providence provides inpatient short-term acute treatment for people experiencing acute psychiatric and/or substance abuse problems.

We have members employed in the Child, Adult and Geriatric inpatient psychiatric units. We also have members employed in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Detoxification Unit.

Servicing Representative:
Erin Wilson
John McGrath
Michelle Reardon
Union Stewards:
Gloria Harrison – Adult Psych
John McGrath – Detox, Chief Steward
Michelle Reardon – CHAD
Marco Gaspar – CHAD
Lisa Alekna – MMTP/Holyoke
Scott Hayden – Older Adult
Sharon Bernardos – Detox
Traci Ellithorpe – Older Adult
Providence Contract 2020

Hiring Deadlines Extended

Would you like to work for the UAW? Now Hiring! Please see the following links for information on the Union Representative positions within the UAW Local 2322. Full-time Union Representative Part-time Union Representative (Vermont Units) Please email your inquiries and resumes to the hiring committee listed on the job position you wish to fill. It is important to notice that there are multiple hiring committees so make … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 – Providence Hospital TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

The union’s bargaining committee met yesterday and today for a total of about 20 hours to come to a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract at Providence Hospital. These marathon sessions were the 11th and 12th times that the union’s bargaining committee met with management. The agreement is for a four-year contract and includes over 4% in increases to starting wages, and $.40 per year … Continue reading