Nurse Rationing

Cutting nursing posts to save money is a false economy – it leads to poor care which in turn creates more strain on the system, particularly in accident and emergency departments. We need to prevent poor care by making sure wards are well staffed, not just use poor care as an early warning sign. We urge all employers to make use of this research."

Northside nurses: Contract hinges on patient care Sept. 6, 2013
Some nurses remain locked out at Northside after 1-day strike
Sept. 26, 2013
Some Nurses Allowed Back to Work, Others Are Not
Sept. 25, 2013
Nurses Ponder Next Step after Lockout at Northside
Sept. 26, 2013
Union Leader Sees Northside Dispute Part of Wider 'Plan'
Sept. 24, 2013
Legislators Urge Northside to Resume Negotiations
Sept. 23, 2013



Union Challenges Hospitals Merger citing "serious conflicts of interest, potential self-dealing and possible violations of applicable law"

CHS is poised to acquire Naples, FL-based HMA, the nation's third largest publicly traded hospital corporation pending a January vote of HMA shareholders.
The letter by AFT challenges the merger , raising questions surrounding the role of Glenview Capital, the largest shareholder of both CHS and HMA, on both sides of the transaction.
Should the merger occur, the combined corporation will become the nation's largest hospital corporation by number of hospitals and second largest by revenue.

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AFT letter to CHS, HMA 12/3/13
CHS response to AFT 12/6/13
AFT response to CHS 12/16/13