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2014-02-27 16:27:46

Special Legislative and National Guests to Speak at the Sold Out Event COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses Day at the Statehouse Nurses and nursing students from across the state join together at this annual event at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss policy matters with fellow nurses and legislators. The Atrium will be at maximum capacity, as the program themed 'Enter the Conversation, Change the World' is sold out once again. The program features three keynote...

2013-11-27 12:23:58

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Ohio Nurses Association: American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will join nurses, elected officials and labor and civic leaders Monday to discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the campaign by nurses at Northside Medical Center to maintain quality patient care. The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Youngstown State...

2013-09-30 12:28:02

Hundreds of Nurses and Supporters Gather to Cheer Return of Front-Line Care-Givers YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a show of unity and support, hundreds of nurses and community members gathered at Northside Medical Center today for the 7 a.m. shift change when management allowed the last nurses affected by the hospital's lockout to return to caring for Youngstown patients. The selective lockout was imposed last Wednesday following a one-day, unfair...

2013-09-27 16:23:35

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three days after their one-day, unfair labor practice strike, some local nurses at Northside Medical Center remain locked out and not allowed to care for their patients, reports Ohio Nurses Association. Meanwhile, Community Health Systems Inc., the for-profit, Tennessee-based corporate owner of the hospital, still refuses to return to the bargaining table and address the nurses' concerns about issues involving quality...

2013-09-25 12:28:49

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The for-profit corporate owner of Northside Medical Center continued its tactics of bullying and intimidation by locking out local nurses who tried to return to work this morning after exercising their legal right to a one-day, unfair labor practice strike. The selective lockout implemented by the employer specifically targeted nurses who were scheduled to work on Tuesday, when the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association,...

2013-09-19 12:29:03

Strike Can Be Averted if Management Addresses Issues Linked to Quality Care YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses at Northside Medical Center today renewed their call for management to resume negotiations and resolve issues that could affect the quality of patient care. Last week, the union representing the nurses gave notice that they plan to conduct a one-day unfair labor practice strike Tuesday, Sept. 24. At this point, the federal mediator handling...

2013-08-15 12:29:37

Union Strike Committee Meets, Sets Job Fair to Assist Members If Employer Refuses to Bargain YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses at Northside Medical Center today called on the hospital's management and corporate owners to return to the bargaining table immediately for serious, ongoing talks aimed at reaching a new contract. Leaders of the Youngstown nurses and the Ohio Nurses Association said it is time for the hospital and Community Health...

2013-06-19 16:26:08

But Management Must Abandon Plan to "Ration" Nurses YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing nurses at Northside Medical Center said a new addition to the hospital has the potential to benefit the community, but only if the company that owns the facility backs off on a staffing model that could hurt the patient care and instead treats nurses as a partner in providing quality patient care. Community Health Systems Inc., the Nashville,...

2013-05-21 12:28:21

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses from Northside Medical Center are attending the Community Health Systems' annual shareholders meeting in New York City today to voice concerns about the company's plan to adopt a staffing model that could hurt the quality of patient care. The nurses carried shareholder proxies that allowed them to question the CHS Board of Directors about the Nashville, Tenn.-based company's stewardship of Northside and other...

2012-12-20 12:27:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) and the Ohio Emergency Nurses Association praise today's signing of House Bill 62 - the Assault Against Healthcare Workers Bill - by Governor Kasich. Taking effect in 90 days, the bill increases the penalty for assault against nurses and other healthcare professionals. Specifically, House Bill 62: Increases the penalty for assault to a fifth degree felony when the offender has previously been...