Strike averted at Chicago's Mount Sinai, Schwab Rehabilitation hospitals

Chicago-based Sinai Health System has reached an agreement with the union representing hundreds of its workers, according to news releases from health system and union officials.

The agreement, which averts a strike planned for Nov. 11, covers about 400 certified nursing assistants, housekeepers, transportation workers and others at Mount Sinai and Schwab Rehabilitation hospitals.

Officials said the SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Sinai Health System reached a contract that addresses wages, staffing, health coverage and working conditions.

Once ratified, the agreement will raise the starting base wage for many of Sinai Health System's SEIU-represented workers to $15 an hour. Officials said the agreement also lowers health insurance costs and improves staffing levels.

 

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