University of Michigan nurses union plans informational picket over contract negotiations

Juliana Keeping,, July 25, 2011 The University of Michigan nurses union is making plans to picket, even as halted negotiations are scheduled to resume August 3 and nurses are staying on the job without a contract. But in the mean time, the 4,000-member union has called a general membership meeting on Tuesday to discuss the contract negotiations, which stalled after the two sides failed to reach an agreement earlier this month. Some nurses are wearing red buttons and donning red scrubs to support for the union. And a petition is circulating to support “Safe patient care,” said Katie Oppenheim, chair of the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council. ... University