Nevada Regional Hospital workers demonstrate over staffing

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Employees at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko and union members picketed Thursday over staffing issues, according to an Elko Daily Free Press report.

The workers, represented by SEIU Nevada, were protesting for safe staffing practices for themselves and the community they serve.

They claim the emergency department is understaffed. They also want the community to join in the coalition to solidify solutions, including political solutions at the upcoming state legislature where they will advocate for safe staffing ratios, according to the report.

In a statement, NNRH said it respects SEIU Nevada's right to assemble. However, because it is in active negotiations with the union and must respect the confidentiality of the bargaining process, it declined to comment on Thursday's demonstration, according to the report.

The hospital further stated there have been eight meetings between itself and the union since January, including two this week.

 

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