Despite orders by an arbitrator to provide salary increases and to allow a forum for DCNA nurses to have input over the number of RNs per patient at UMC, the mayor has not submitted the contract to the DC Council and the District recently informed DCNA that it will not certify the funds for the nurses.
Nurses at UMC are severely underpaid and must care for too many patients, the union says, creating dangerous and unsafe nurse-patient ratios. In late September, frustrated DCNA members voted “no-confidence” in the UMC leadership, including CEO Luis Hernandez, who has since been removed.
On today's labor calendar, the News Guild will picket the Washington Post at 12:30 over management's refusal to bargain fairly; details at dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1903, the Women’s Trade Union League was founded in Boston.
Today’s labor quote is by Rose Schneiderman, a member of the Women's Trade Union League who said:
"What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist."