The investigation is fueled, at least in part, by information gathered by a union that expressed concerns that some nonunion employers are gaining an edge by not offering the full amount of wages and benefits required by law.
RoseAnn DeMoro, the executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association, retired Sunday after 32 years at the head of the labor union that has 150,000 members across the country.
Protests at 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across California began Wednesday and are expected to continue until March 9. The workers are demonstrating against anticipated layoffs and wage cuts.
The healthcare sector added just 20,600 jobs in the first month of 2018, down 37% from the modest 32,800 jobs gained in the industry in December.
Unionized employees at Mayo Clinic's Albert Lea hospital in Minnesota and hospital management are locked in a labor dispute that will leave about 80 employees out of work for a week, fueling continued community backlash since Mayo decided to consolidate services at the hospital.
The healthcare industry produced 20,200 jobs in August, less than half of July's 40,900 new jobs added.
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Nurses at five Allina Health hospitals in Minnesota approved a labor contract, ending a five-week strike.
A majority of rank-and-file members of the Minnesota Nurses Association ratified the agreement Thursday, just days after Gov. Mark Dayton intervened and called both sides back to the bargaining table.
Thousands of Allina Health nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association labor union are ending a five-week strike after reaching a tentative agreement with the health system Tuesday on outstanding contract issues.
Employees at Summa Health based in Akron, Ohio, are facing layoffs, but hospital officials aren't commenting on the breadth of the staff reduction.
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