Patients receive better care when we have a voice on the job.
PASNAP was founded by nurses, for nurses and other direct caregivers, so we can advocate together for safe patient care and better working conditions.
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WILKES-BARRE, PA - On Tuesday, registered nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital are holding a vote to authorize their union bargaining committee to send a 10-day strike notice to hospital management at their discretion. The union nurses also released a report on conditions within the hospital including a financial review of its owner, Community Health Systems.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) cited Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for systemic violations related to inadequate staffing and an industry watchdog group gave the hospital a “C” for patient safety.
PASNAP members joined more than 100 other nurses, both union and non-union, for a Safe Staffing Summit hosted by Nurses of PA. We delivered 10,000 signatures to the State Capitol calling on legislators to take on safe patient limits.
Lisa has deep roots in the labor movement, including experience as an organizer, staff rep, negotiator, and attorney. She has worked extensively with nurses and other health professionals, and even worked with PASNAP from 2002-2005, helping to lay a strong foundation for our newly formed union.
Tower Health escalated its anti-union campaign, but nurses repudiated the union-busting and voted again in favor of the union. "We want to put this division behind us, move forward in a spirit of collaboration, and do whatever we can to make our hospital a better place for everyone.”
It became evident to me twenty years ago that the only protected way to effectively advocate for patients and fair working conditions was through organized labor. That is when I became a union nurse at Temple University Hospital.