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Chino Valley Medical Center nurses launch three-day strike

By: Jack Katzanek | | Union accuses Chino Valley Medical Center of violating federal labor laws.

New FPD Executive Board Members

Pictured below: the official swearing in of our new FPD Executive Board Members.

Special report: In hospital bankruptcies, patient care pays the price

The Cost of Care. Across the country, unions are standing up for patients as for-profit ventures bankrupt hospitals and compromise community health. “It’s easy to come up here and make judgments based on numbers without looking at the people we serve,” said Helene Mendez, an ICU registered nurse who testified alongside Marques at the St. Francis hearing, which turned out nearly 200 UNAC/UHCP nurses to a Lynwood community hall. Last fall, UNAC/UHCP nurses at the Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center in Riverside led efforts to save threatened resources in that hospital bankruptcy.

S-T McBride at PA Hospital Rally: ‘We Don’t Put Corporate Greed over Human Need’

(Photo by: AFSCME Staff) In a rousing speech to the members of NUHHCE District 1199C and other labor unions who are fighting to save a Philadelphia hospital, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride stressed that community health should take precedence over corporate profits.

Sharp RN Bargaining Update #3

Our RN bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on brand new technology language. NEXT SESSION: Tuesday, August 13th.

A Letter From Chris Woods on the Mass Shootings in El Paso Texas and Dayton, Ohio

I am writing to you today to express sympathy and solidarity from the national union of Hospital and Health Care Workers to the victims of senseless violence in El Paso Texas and Dayton, Ohio.


1199C Family Reunion Recap Video

Enjoy a recap of our 1st 1199C Family Reunion BBQ event that happened on July 27, 2019 on Concourse Drive in Philadelphia. The FREE event was a fantastic success and fun for everyone who attended. If you missed it, here is a recap. Make sure you come out next year.

Hospital union wants city to rezone Hahnemann property so it can’t be flipped

Aug 2. 2019, by Nina Feldman/WHYY – photo:(Emma Lee/WHYY).
A union representing workers from Hahnemann University Hospital has a plan it says would keep the property a hospital, and prevent it from being flipped and turned into apartments.

Chris Woods, executive vice president of District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees — which represented food, patient transportation, maintenance and operations workers at Hahnemann — said the union wants to work with the city to have the property rezoned so it can be used only for medical purposes.

Sharp RN Bargaining Update #2

Talks continue with slate of proposed improvements. We offered language to bring our contract in line with the standards of other registered nurse agreements in San Diego. We also introduced changes that would address other ongoing issues.

Executive Vice President Chris Woods Talks with Fox 29

Executive vice president of hospital workers’ union (District 1199C) Chris Woods, discusses Hahnemann closure with the Fox 29 team. Hahnemann University Hospital will close Sept. 6 due to “continuing, unsustainable financial losses,” hospital officials announced.

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