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Nurses Hold Vigil on Staffing Shortages in Three Northeast PA Hospitals

Nurses from several NEPA area hospitals came together to hold a vigil Wednesday night. The reason for the vigil was to shine a light on staffing shortages and other issues at their hospitals, which are owned by a for-profit company.

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Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Cited for Overtime Violations

Community Health Systems, the for-profit owner of Wilkes-Barre General, was recently cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for at least 10 violations of Pennsylvania Act 102, which bans mandatory overtime for nurses and other health care workers.

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Temple Jeanes Nurses Settle Contract

“This is by far the best contract Jeanes nurses have negotiated. I am proud of my fellow nurses for coming together in solidarity to fight for our patients and ourselves. We are excited to improve patient care and safety.”

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Nurses rally for attention from Reading Health System

Nurses rally for attention from Reading Health System Pottstown, PA– Channel…

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PMMC nurses rally to start a dialog with Reading Health System

PMMC nurses rally to start a dialog with Reading Health System By Donna Rovins,…

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Nurses union rallies at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center

Nurses union rallies at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Thursday July 13,…

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Nurses, DA, City Council Work Together to Improve Hospital Security

“It is not uncommon for someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol to become violent in the emergency room. For this reason our nurses have a very difficult job, and it is important that they can focus on the good work they do without their safety being put in jeopardy,” said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.

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Geisinger CMC Nurses Win Staffing Improvements and Wage Parity

In addition to significant wage improvements, Geisinger has committed to hire and retain at least 150 new RNs. “Staffing has been a major issue at the hospital. We want our patients to get the best quality care, so we tried in these negotiations to attack the problem from multiple angles,” said Roben Schwartz, RN, the local union president.

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What ACA Repeal Would Mean for PASNAP Members and Our Patients

Repeal of the ACA would be a devastating blow to some of our most vulnerable patients. But we make a tragic mistake if we think that any of us — even those with health insurance through our employers — will be unaffected. In truth, we could all face higher premiums and deductibles, caps on coverage, and more.

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City-Wide Effort Wins Strong Contracts at Four Hospitals

Hahnemann and St. Chris nurses ratified their agreements by over 90% and Einstein nurses ratified their agreement with 98%.

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