Thursday, March 6, 2014
INA nurses at Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines are set to strike March 10-15 over unfair labor practices. MBHH is an inpatient psychiatric hospital program designed for children, adolescents, and young adults.
Ongoing injuries have been a major problem for staff. In the past two years, nurses have been repeatedly assaulted, suffering head injuries, stab wounds, and other serious harm. Maryville has already been reprimanded by OSHA for unsafe working conditions.
More recently, the National Labor Relations Board found merit to an Unfair Labor Practice charge of Maryville management's failure to bargain in good faith during negotiations in February of 2013. The employer's actions delayed the start and progress of bargaining.
Nurses have called the strike in the face of intense management intimidation. Representatives of management have indicated to staff that striking nurses would be illegally replaced.
Our sisters and brothers at Maryville would appreciate our support. If your interested in helping their fight for justice, send us an email at email@example.com.
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