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Nurses seeking union get a friendly reception

BY: - January 30, 2020

Nurses seeking to revive their union at the UW Hospital and Clinics brought their campaign to a friendly audience Wednesday night, urging members of the community to join their cause and persuade the hospital system’s board and administration to work with them. Staffing, workloads, and the relationship between nurses and hospital management, from immediate supervisors […]

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Union organizers aim to thread Act 10 needle

BY: - January 28, 2020

In their campaign for a stronger voice in their workplace, nurses at UW Hospital and Clinics face one steep challenge. Act 10, the same 2011 law that slashed union rights for most Wisconsin public employees to a bare minimum, went even farther for UW Hospital and Clinics employees: It ended collective bargaining entirely for workers […]

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UW Hospital nurses seek union recognition

BY: - December 19, 2019

Five-and-a-half years after their collective bargaining rights were stripped in the aftermath of Act 10, registered nurses working for the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Authority (UWHCA) on Thursday confronted the board of directors demanding recognition for a new union. “Unacceptable changes to staffing levels, nurse/patient ratios and the dissolution of key nursing departments […]