SOMERS POINT, N.J., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses at Shore Medical Center, members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), will attend a community event in front of the hospital tomorrow, October 16th on the heels of an upcoming 24-hour strike scheduled for next week.
WHAT: Shore Medical RNs Meet to Demand a Fair Contract and to Show Growing Support From the Local Community
WHO: Shore Medical Center Registered Nurses and Community Leaders
WHEN: Friday, October 16th starting at 12:00pm
WHERE: Shore Medical Center 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244 (Corner of Bay Avenue and Medical Center Way)
After management failed to offer a fair deal, refused to bargain in good faith, committed multiple unfair labor practices and demanded deep cuts for nurses, members of the Shore Nurses Union have reluctantly authorized a one-day strike scheduled to begin October 22nd at 7am.
The nurses have been working for almost one year without a contract. Under the terms of the most recent contract, Shore Medical Center made millions of dollars. The hospital would continue to do so under the terms of the new contract that the Shore Nurses Union has proposed.
Shore management wants more and has demanded changes to health benefits, retirement benefits, wages, and time-off benefits that would cost each nurse thousands of dollars per year.
While refusing to engage in good faith bargaining, management has:
- Delayed the release of vital information to union members for bargaining purposes;
- Prohibited nurses from wearing union buttons or insignia, while allowing employees to wear other buttons and insignia;
- Paraded strike replacements throughout the hospital, stating that these are your replacements when you go on strike.
The National Labor Relations Board has set a hearing date to address these unfair labor practices for December 10, 2015.
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The Shore Nurses Union, an affiliate of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 37,000 members in New York and New Jersey. For more information, please visit our website at www.nysna.org.
SOURCE Shore Nurses Union/NYSNA