Hospital Tries to Avoid Strike

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During this past week, in response to a scheduled nurses strike, the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH) filed a lawsuit that would hopefully halt the strike. With nurses on the street instead of caring for patients, the hospital is concerned for the wellbeing and health of the public.  At the heart of the strike is the struggle and dispute over contract negotiations and staffing needs.  The Illinois Nurses Association supports the rights of over a thousand nurses currently employed by the University of Illinois Hospital.  Nurses affiliated with this organization were employed under a three-year-contract that just ended on August 24 but was extended for an additional two weeks.  The two parties have not come to an agreement in regard to updated contract terms.  Read more