Labor Actions

worker-union-cloud400The number of medical personnel covered by some form of collective bargaining agreement or registered as union members is edging up, according to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is partly because the health care sector now employs many more people than do traditionally unionized industries such as manufacturing. But the trend also marks a backlash against some of the belt-tightening by hospitals in response to the recent economic downturn, experts said. Uncertainty around health system reform is also playing a role.


 

Union Activity Increasing at Philadelphia area Hospitals

Four hundred sixty registered nurses at Philadelphia-based St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children voted Feb. 10 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, according to a CBS Philly report. The move makes St. Christopher’s the latest Philadelphia metropolitan area hospital where workers have recently voted in favor of unionization. Nurses Hahnemann University Hospital voted Jan. 20 […]

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By On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Union suit against Kaiser takeover of Maui hospitals dismissed

A federal judge has thrown out a union lawsuit that could have been a potential roadblock for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente to manage the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County, beginning July 1, according to a report from The Maui News. Here are four things to know about the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the United Public […]

By On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Keck Hospital of USC Workers on 12-hour Strike

Nearly 1,000 technicians and other workers at Los Angeles-based Keck Hospital of USC are scheduled to go on strike Feb. 10, according to a North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch report. The workers, part of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, are slated to take part in a one-day strike, according to the report. The hospital and workers have […]

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