RNs - Ohio

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RN Crisis in Ohio!

Hospital Handpicking a non-RN Union for their Registered Nurses.
California Nurses Association, March 2008 Administration at nine
Catholic Healthcare Partner hospitals in Ohio has agreed to give their
registered nurses to the Service Employees Union for union
representation purposes through sham elections March 12-14. Help
protect the rights of these Ohio RNs to chose their union, not have
their employer choose it for them. Please send the automatic message
below; it will be emailed to the Catholic Health Association, the US
Conference of Catholic Bishops and to the Ohio nurses. ... RN

Ohio Nurses Faced With Unlivable Concessions Will Strike December 9th!

Richard, Union Review, December 6, 2007 Registered nurses working at
Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Ohio will go on strike December
9th. Late last month the workers voted 96-1 to authorize a 10-day
strike notice to strike if concessions on a three-year contract
remained on the bargaining table. The workers offered the hospital a
two-week extension with the notice - and the hospital refused the
offer. No worker wants to strike, but in this case (and many others) it
must happen, here's why ... Ohio

Forum nurses rescind 10-day strike notice

Tribune Chronicle, July 21, 2007 Youngstown - The Youngstown General
Duty Nurses Association rescinded its 10-day strike notice at about 4
AM Friday after extensive meetings between the union and and Forum
Health. The strike notice was issued on July 16 and was scheduled to
take effect next Friday. ‘‘We’ve made enough progress in these
negotiations that we (union officials) believe it is possible to reach
a contract agreement with the hospital system,’’ Eric Williams, the
president of ONA/YGDNA said. ... Forum

Forum Health enhances offer to nurses union

The union represents more than 600 nurses at two Forum centers. Don Shilling, Youngstown Vindicator, July 4, 2007 Youngstown - Forum Health is asking a nurses union to accept a one-year contract with no wage increases and a freeze of its pension plan. The proposal would provide Northside Medical Center and Beeghly Medical Park with the opportunity to continue their financial turnaround, Forum said Tuesday in a letter to its employees. The letter, which was posted on the company's Web site, said Forum enhanced its offer during negotiations this past week. New language in the offer calls for a buyer of Northside to employ necessary nurses from the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association. Also, nurses who are displaced from Beeghly would have "priority offers of employment" at Northside. Eric Williams, union president, declined to comment, other than to say that negotiations are continuing. The union represents more than 600 nurses at Northside and Beeghly. ... Forum

Nurses, University Hospital reach contract deal

Cincinnati Business Courier, July 2, 2007 Nurses have a new union contract at University Hospital. The Registered Nurses Association, which is the local unit of the Ohio Nurses Association, and University Hospital announced an agreement for a new two-year contract covering all wages and conditions of employment for 1,100 nurses at the hospital. Eighty-three percent of the voting members voted to ratify the contract. ... Nurses

Health care activists use Sicko' movie to boost cause

Joseph L. Wagner, Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 30, 2007 Cleveland Heights - Irreverent filmmaker Michael Moore could be just the spark needed to start meaningful national health care reform, said Michelle Mahon, a registered nurse. "Why not?" said Mahon, who heads the Cleveland Metropolitan Committee of the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Mahon was among about 30 people who buttonholed "Sicko" moviegoers outside the Cedar-Lee theater Friday. They were handing out leaflets pushing for universal health care. Her national group, calling itself "Scrubs for Sicko," claims it has 20,000 nurses stationed in a 100 cities where the Moore film is being shown this weekend. With "Sicko," Moore, who has made a living skewering mostly Republicans and big business, criticizes the health care industry, even making the point that Americans can get better medical treatment in Cuba. ... Health

Nurses ratify two-year contract

Peggy O’Farrell, Cincinnati Enquirer, June 30, 2007 University Hospital and its 1,100-member nurses union approved a new two-year labor contract this morning. The contract, which expires June 30, 2009, includes a 2.5 percent pay increase for the first year and a 3 percent increase for the second year, said Mary Murphy, president of the Registered Nurse Association of University hospital, the local bargaining unit for the Ohio Nurses Association. One sticking point stemmed from a federal decision that supervisory personnel could not be covered under a union contract, said Jennifer Cook, vice president of the local. But under the new contract, charge nurses – nurses who rotate in and out of supervisory positions in the hospital – will be covered under the new contract, Cook said. “That’s about 60 percent of our membership,” she said. ... Nurses

Saint Vincent’s nurses reject quitting UAW

Toledo Blade, April 17, 2007 Nurses at Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center rejected an attempt to end their union affiliation with the United Auto Workers by a two-to-one margin, a National Labor Relations Board official said yesterday. Randy Malloy, assistant to the regional director of the NLRB in Cleveland, said the effort to decertify the union that represents nearly 1,200 registered nurses at the Toledo hospital was rejected by a vote of 587 to 263. The election, which was held over three days last week, was done under the oversight of the NLRB and under the agreement among the union, the hospital administration, and the anti-union National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc. ... Saint

Union leaders study sale plan

The unions are checking out the proposed buyer's labor history. William K. Alcorn, Youngstown Vindicator, August 24, 2006 Youngstown - Union leaders remain skeptical but say that Forum Health's latest bombshell, that it is negotiating to sell the nonprofit hospital system to a national for-profit health-care firm, could be a good thing for this community and their membership. In the meantime, the unions have their state and national staffs checking out the labor relationship history of the proposed buyer, Community Health Systems, based in Brentwood, Tenn. ... Union

Nurses at St. Vincent seek to oust union

Toledo Blade, August 1, 2006
A group of nurses at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, has asked the National Labor Relations Board to conduct an election to determine whether United Auto Workers Local 12 should be ousted as bargaining agent. The so-called decertification petition is under investigation, said Karen Neilsen, an attorney with the NLRB office in Cleveland. The petition, filed July 21, must contain signatures of at least 30 percent of members of the bargaining unit for an election to be scheduled, she said. Additionally, the board is investigating unfair-labor-practice complaints against the union filed by nurses involved in the petition drive, according to the National Right to Work Foundation, which is assisting dissident union members.

Hospital nurses sue over lunch pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press, June 12, 2006

Cincinnati - Nurses and other hourly employees in 10 Ohio hospitals often work through their lunch breaks without being paid, according to a lawsuit filed Monday on their behalf.

The suit, filed in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, seeks class action status for current and past employees of 10 Catholic Healthcare Partners hospitals in the Cincinnati area, Lima, Lorain, Springfield and Toledo. The plaintiffs' attorneys estimated more than 15,000 people could have been affected, and the suit seeks an unspecified total of back pay, interest, penalties and damages. ... Hospital

Bankruptcy threat fuels concessions call

A union official says massive concessions are no longer necessary.
Don Shilling, Youngstown Vindicator, June 2, 2006

Youngstown - Forum Health says it will file for bankruptcy protection "sooner rather than later" without concessions from its unions.

A letter to employees and physicians said Thursday that Forum isn't in immediate danger of a bankruptcy filing.

But Dr. Keith Ghezzi, interim president and chief executive of the troubled medical provider, added that lenders will force it into bankruptcy "sooner rather than later if they don't see real progress toward the goal of making Forum market competitive." ... Bankruptcy

Union, Forum begin talks

The nurses unions independently confirmed Forum's dire financial condition.
William K. Alcorn, Youngstown Vindicator, May 5, 2006

Youngstown - One Forum Health nurses union has begun formal contract renegotiations and another stands ready to come to the bargaining table.

The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association/Ohio Nurses Association, which represents about 770 registered nurses at Northside Medical Center, Tod Children's Hospital and Beeghly Medical Park, began talks with Forum Health on Monday, Eric Williams, YGDNA president, said. ... Union

Dann: Bad decisions led to mess

Forum will likely downsize Tod Hospital and may move it to the Northside building.
William K. Alcorn, Youngstown Vindicator, April 26, 2006

Youngstown - There clearly was "horrid management" at Forum Health for the last 10 years and they should be held accountable, said state Rep. Marc Dann after area elected officials met Tuesday with Forum Health executives and union leaders.

Dann, of Liberty, D-32nd, was among a delegation of Mahoning Valley's ... officials ... who met separately Tuesday with Forum Health management and leaders of the Service Employees International Union and Youngstown General Duty Nurses of the Ohio Nurse Association. ... Dann

Four nurses file complaint over labor union dues

Toledo Blade, April 22, 2006
Four nurses at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo filed a complaint yesterday with the National Labor Relations Board in Cleveland, alleging violations regarding union dues and the United Auto Workers. A spokesman for the labor board's regional office in Cleveland said the complaint will be probed to determine if it should go to trial before an administrative law judge. About 2,600 nurses, cafeteria workers, and other staff at St. Vincent have been represented by UAW Local 12 since 1999.
© 2006 The Blade.

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