Nurses at Meriter Hospital got a new contract this weekend, averting a strike planned for later this week. According to SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, the union representing nurses at Meriter, the contract was passed with near unanimous consent from its members. That approval came after at least a month of tense negotiations with UnityPoint Health Meriter. […]
Photos by WORT News Director Chali Pittman. State Democratic lawmakers showed their support for nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital on Tuesday morning. The press conference came two days after Meriter Hospital nurses delivered a notice of strike to the hospital. The nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital are represented by the Service Employees International Union, or […]
Photo by Sasint on Pixabay. “They’ve been calling us heroes,” said Pat Raes, a nurse at Meriter Hospital who serves as the bargaining co-chair for the Meriter Hospital nurse’s union. “We feel like martyrs sometimes.” She says nurses have been negotiating with hospital management to change the workers’ contract. Raes said that the desire for […]
Workers at Oakwood Village, a retirement community and assisted living facility in Madison, are currently in contract negotiations with management. The workers are members of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, and their current contract is set to expire at the end of this month. Virgie Burton is a certified nursing assistant at Oakwood and a part of […]
Consumer advocacy groups and labor unions are concerned that a mega-merger of the nation’s biggest health insurance companies will have serious consequences for Wisconsinites. Darien Lamen reports.