Nurses at Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) are planning to go on strike this Monday, December 22 to demand that MedStar address patient safety at the hospital. They’ll rally at noon with supporters (see calendar at left). "We have raised serious concerns about safe staffing and clinical practices but we have received no serious response from hospital executives. Patients’ lives are at stake,” said Washington Hospital Center RN Mindy Blandon. “Nurses are forced to take this action in order for hospital managers to negotiate in good faith about issues of health, safety, and equity.” Click here now to watch a short video and sign a petition to show your support.
The Metro Washington Council and Community Services Agency will close at 1p today for the holidays, re-opening at 9a on Monday, January 5.
Union City’s next edition will appear on January 5; Union City Radio will continue to air weekdays at 7:15a on WPFW 89.3 FM. Happy and safe holidays to all!
After two long days of intense negotiating late last week, IATSE Local 22 has reached a tentative agreement with National Theatre. “The lines of trade unionism were held and we were able to negotiate an 8.25% increase over a 3-year period while preserving our longstanding core conditions,” reports Local 22 President Chuck Clay. The deal is subject to ratification by Local 22’s membership. “Thanks to the solidarity of our sister locals at the National Theatre, and the Metro Council!” Clay added.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most women now have coverage for well-women visits, without additional costs like co-pays and deductibles. But how can they make the most of this benefit? Click below for more on the resources and information available from the National Women's Law Center...