“RWJ University Hospital Leaves Striking Nurses Without Health Insurance”
– Around 1,700 nurses have been on strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for five weeks.
– The striking nurses lost their employee-sponsored health coverage on Friday.
The nurses’ demands include a cap on healthcare costs, better pay, and higher levels of staffing. The hospital claims it made efforts to avoid the strike and address better compensation for the nurses. However, Judy Danella, president of the United Steelworkers Local 4-200 union representing the nurses, emphasizes the need for both sides to seriously consider each proposal, including removing a sick-call penalty for nurses.