AFSCME Local 2415 sent a letter out today to the UTMC community basically saying that the affiliation betwen the 2 parties will spell the end for UTMC. As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has said it out loud. I retired from UTMC 9/15 and my first thought when I heard of the affiliation was, if they get all our residents, who will be working here for us? I guess I wasn't the only one who saw that possible end, but can it really happen?
My daughter and a whole lot of good friends still work there and I have been trying to reassure them, stiff upper lip and all that. Does anyone have any idea what really might come of this? Won't the state and the Feds have some say in what happens to UTMC? Is this a back door way for ProMedica to get around the rules that went against them with St Lukes? I really don't understand the whole thing.
There's a public informational meeting Friday...https://www.facebook.com/events/732559586907352/.