“This settlement makes clear that nurses have the right to form a union, we have a right to speak with our coworkers about a union, and Johns Hopkins does not have the legal right to target and intimidate nurses who engage in union activity,” said Alex Laslett, RN.
“We are organizing at Johns Hopkins because we know a union affords nurses the protection we need to advocate freely for the best care for our patients,” Laslett added.
The settlement requires that Johns Hopkins Hospital management post signs throughout the facility affirming the nurses’ right to form a union.
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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1872, unions were legalized in Canada.
Today’s labor quote is by President John F. Kennedy, who signed the Equal Pay Act, mandating equal pay to women who are performing the same jobs as men, on this date in 1963:
(audio) “I must say I’m a strong believer in equal pay for equal work
and I think we ought to do better than we’re doing,
And I’m glad you reminded me of it.”
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