May 18, 2017
Sunrise House Local Prepares for ULP Strike
Local 5629 members at Sunrise House, an in-patient addiction treatment center in Lafayette, New Jersey, are preparing for a three day, Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike beginning Wednesday, May 24. HPAE represents 120 nurses and addiction treatment workers at Sunrise House, which is affiliated with American Addiction Center, Inc. (AAC).
South Jersey Locals OK Strike Notices to Hospital Management
With less than two weeks before the expiration of their contracts on May 31st, RNs at Cooper University Healthcare (Local 5118) and Virtua (Local 5105) have each voted to give their Negotiations Committee the authority to issue a 10 day strike notice to management if necessary to achieve a good contract.
Prime Backs Out of Salem Hospital Sale
On the same day that the state approved a deal to sell the ailing Memorial Hospital of Salem County to non-profit Prime Heathcare Foundation (a subsidiary of for-profit Prime Healthcare Services), Prime backed out of the deal. HPAE Local 5142 represents approximately 100 RNs at the hospital and has been negotiating a first contract with the current owner of the hospital, Community Health Services (CHS), for almost a year.
Support the AT&T Mobility Workers
40,000 workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) at AT&T Mobility just announced that they will walk off the job for three days starting tomorrow if they haven’t won a fair union contract by then. HPAE encourages members to join a picket line this weekend to help send AT&T a message that we are supporting the AT&T workers.
This Week in Labor History: Supreme Court Rules Union Support for Boycott of Company is Legal
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Samuel Gompers and other union leaders for supporting a boycott at the Buck Stove and Range Co. in St. Louis, where workers were striking for a 9-hour day. A lower court had forbidden the boycott and sentenced the unionists to prison for refusing to obey the judge’s anti-boycott injunction – May 15, 1906
Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from May 15 to May 21, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).
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