Cook County nurses union threatens 1-day strike if talks don't speed up

Francine Knowles, Chicago Sun-Times, June 6, 2006

The union representing Cook County registered nurses vowed to stage a one-day strike June 23 if substantial progress isn't made in contract negotiations this week.

The union represents roughly 1,800 RNs at three hospitals, more than 20 community clinics, four public health offices, the county jail and the juvenile detention center.

Negotiations with the county and the National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association took place Monday, and two other sessions are scheduled between now and June 23. ... Cook County