The Kansas University Nurses Association (KUNA) today thanked Kansas City Chiefs players and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for calling on Kansas University Hospital CEO Bob Page to negotiate “a fair and reasonable deal” with the hospital’s nurses. - See more at: http://kuna.ks.aft.org/news/nfl-players-association-stands-ku-hospital-nurses#sthash.KPfLkS2f.dpufMore
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
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Citing salaries that lag area norm while hospital revenues soar,
nurses vote to reject University of Kansas Hospital contract offer
KU Hospital’s demands “unworthy of a magnet hospital of this prestige” says nurse leader
Nov. 7, 2013, KANSAS CITY – Nurses at the University of Kansas Hospital voted decisively today to reject the hospital’s final contract offer, citing management demands that would result in significant cuts in most nurses’ salaries.
The AFT has signed on as a proud partner of the LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights, joining more than 80 LGBT and progressive organizations that support the initiative to raise awareness of LGBT rights and empower patients to demand high-quality care.
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