Howard University Hospital Workers Battle UnionbustingWednesday, February 8, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Wisconsin-style unionbusting has come to DC. Howard University Hospital has declared an impasse in negotiations and, effective this Thursday, is moving to implement their final contract offer, says NUHHCE/AFSCME 2094 President Lauretta Stevenson. “It’s not even about money,” Stevenson told Union City. “What they want is control; they’ve stripped all union rights out of the contract. Anything requiring them to bargain with the union is gone. Period.” Local 2094 represents some 1,000 workers at the hospital, who last fall overwhelmingly approved a strike vote. The workers – who have been circulating a petition at the hospital to bring the administration back to the table – will rally outside Howard University Hospital on Wednesday, February 15.