Hospitals and unions: 10 recent conflicts, agreements

Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events — including protests, elections and contract agreements — on or after March 14.

1. University of California service and patient care workers will strike April 10 in protest of what they call interference and intimidation by the school.

2. Commerce Township, Mich.-based Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and its nurses have settled allegations that the hospital violated U.S. labor law.

3. Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass., part of Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, tried to union bust regarding security and engineering employees, the National Labor Relations Board found.

4. The New York City Hospital Alliance filed an unfair labor practice charge against the New York State Nurses Association, after the union announced an April 2 strike.

5. Medical interns, residents and fellows at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center walked off the job for 15 minutes March 19 to protest for higher pay and other demands.

6. Registered nurses in New York City postponed their April 2 strike date after progress in negotiations at Montefiore, Mount Sinai and NewYork-Presbyterian systems.

7. Nurses at Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Medical Center ratified their first contract agreement with hospital management on March 23.

8. Workers at Sacramento-based University of California Davis Medical Center want to join the Committee of Interns and Residents, a unit of the Service Employees International Union.

9. Minneapolis-based Allina Health started contract discussions with the Minnesota Nurses Association, three years after the union called two strikes.

10. Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care reached an agreement with the union representing 2,600 of its workers.

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