5 recent hospital-union conflicts, agreements

Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events since May 19.

1. A union representing 50,000 U.S. healthcare workers protested Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health's plan to lay off 900 employees.

2. More than 700 nurses at Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet (Ill.) authorized their bargaining team to call a strike.

3. Registered nurses at 15 HCA Healthcare hospitals in six states revealed plans to protest in a dispute over wages.

4. A state appeals court partially invalidated a preliminary injunction granted to Greenbrae, Calif.-based Marin General Hospital related to a 2019 strike by imaging technicians and engineers.

5. St. Joseph Health Humboldt County and the National Union of Healthcare Workers settled a coercion allegation against the hospital chain.


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