We recently discussed the vicious healthcare strike cycle that compounds workers’ underlying reasons that lead them to strike. This field’s already unsustainable case loads are increased when unions push more workers onto the picket lines, and that trend has become a pattern throughout the United States.
We’ll keep an eye on upcoming nursing home strikes from the SEIU. This includes a walkout by St. Louis workers at two St. Louis facilities and a potential strike from 1,000 workers in Michigan. The SEIU is also making noises about putting University of Iowa nurses on the picket lines if pay raise demands don’t materialize.
Also of interest: potential legislation favored by the Massachusetts Nurses Association labor union, which seeks official nurse-to-patient ratios throughout the state.