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

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.( read more )

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

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.( read more )

Sharp RN Bargaining Update #3

Sharp RN Bargaining Update #3

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

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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.( read more )

1199C Family Reunion Recap Video

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.( read more )