Hospitals still lead in healthcare job growth

By Michael Sandler  |  October 03, 2015

The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new U.S. jobs for the month.Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month.

More hospitals require workers to get flu shots, but resistance persists

More hospitals require workers to get flu shots, but resistance persists

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 03, 2015

The general public may have wondered why it was worth announcing last week that Kaiser Permanente and 105,000 of its union employees had agreed that staff would either get a flu shot or wear surgical masks in patient-care areas during flu season.

Kaiser employee contract includes anti-flu agreement

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 30, 2015

An agreement between Kaiser Permanente and 105,000 union employees calls for staff to either receive a flu vaccination or wear a surgical mask when working in patient-care areas during flu season.

UAW contract could leave Michigan Blues out in the cold

By Bob Herman  |  September 25, 2015

Detroit's car industry has been a longtime engine of financial stability for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. But if a new union contract moves forward, the health insurer might be rotated out.

NNU ratifies contracts at 17 HCA hospitals

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 22, 2015

National Nurses United announced Tuesday that its membership has ratified contracts for 17 hospitals affiliated with Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America.

Wage increase for home healthcare workers delayed

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 12, 2015

The U.S. Labor Department won't start enforcing its new rule requiring higher pay for many home healthcare workers just yet despite a recent court decision upholding the rule, the department announced last week.

Kirk Adams leaving longtime SEIU post

Kirk Adams leaving longtime SEIU post

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 03, 2015

Kirk Adams, the longtime healthcare chief for the Service Employees International Union, is leaving that role to join the Healthcare Education Project, a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association.

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