An informational picket was conducted on Thursday at Lower Bucks Hospital by the nurses who are employed there. After 10-months of bargaining the believe, it's high time that the owner or the medical center addressed their issues.
There are 160 nurses at the medical center that are part of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals. The union has 5,500 nurses and health professionals in the state of Pennsylvania.
Shirley Crowell, an ICU nurse and co-president of the Nurses Association at the hospital stated that,“Registered nurses at Lower Bucks Hospital deserve a union contract that will attract and retain the most experienced nurses, not one that exclusively favors Prime’s profits at the expense of the standard of living for all Bucks County residents,” We have always put our patients and our hospital first, and we deserve a contract that recognizes the work we do every day on behalf of our community.”
The picket took place off the hospital property and according to Rich Leonowitz, director of business development, the center will remain open and fully staffed. Patient care was not disrupted.
As far as the bargaining process goes, “We have put a fair proposal on the table. It is fair to the nurses and the rest of the hospital. We are confident what is on the table will work for everybody.”
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