SEANC needs all members to help save ECU jobs

Jan 30, 2017

The proposed merger between ECU Physicians Group and Vidant Medical Group stands to put 1,200 state employee positions and benefits at risk. Since news of the merger broke, SEANC has been vocal with ECU that employee rights must be protected at all costs above promised profits and special interests. The fight before us is nowhere near over and we are calling on ALL state employees and retirees to stand together and let all of North Carolina know that ECU is not for sale. 

Want to help? Here are three easy steps to get involved:  

  1. Read the SEANC Scoop each Friday. Regular updates and important information regarding the merger will be included in the Scoop. These updates will give you information and notification of any events where you can stand up and join the fight to save ECU jobs. 
  2. Call your legislator. This is imperative. This fight can be won, but only if legislators hear from you. If you’re not sure who your representatives are, visit and click on the tab “who represents me?” You can also click here to search by county. Legislators are elected to serve you and hear your concerns. Ask your legislators to speak out against attempts to privatize our jobs and let them know ECU Physicians Group is not for sale. 
  3. Turn out to show your support. SEANC will be hosting events in Greenville over the coming weeks.  Depending on what actions SEANC takes or ECU takes, these meetings might involve short notice.  Stay tuned for any call to actions on social media, blast email or directly from your district chair. 

Together, we can stand up, fight back and do what’s right for state employees, retirees and the people of Greenville.