Univ. of Illinois workers strike over staffing, safety, higher pay

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Members of Illinois Nurses Association, above, and other hospital workers at University of Illinois Hospital systems are out on strike, demanding increased staffing and safer conditions.

CHICAGO — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association walked off the job at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics here Sept. 12, five days after their contract expired. The strike vote was 995-12. Their central demands are for…


Nurses in Joliet ratify contract, plan return to work

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

CHICAGO — Striking nurses at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet voted July 20 to accept the bosses’ latest contract offer and end their strike, which began July 4. The vote was 57.2% in favor and 42.8% against.…


Nurses on strike in Joliet: ‘We can set an example’

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
Striking Illinois nurses picket AMITA Health Center July 12 for better conditions, more staff.

JOLIET, Ill. — Chanting, “What do we want? Safe staffing! When do we want it? Now!” some 200 striking nurses, their families and supporters rallied outside the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here July 12. The action was preceded…


Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

JOLIET, Ill. — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here set up strike picket lines July 4 in a fight to win safer staffing levels, keep their sick pay and get a raise.…