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Wichita nurses ratify first-ever union contracts at Ascension hospitals

At Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, nurses voted 96 percent yes in favor of ratifying their new contract. At Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph, nurses voted 100 percent yes in favor of ratification.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 15, 2024

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Leading Catholic health system has cut a quarter of its labor and delivery departments in past decade

Ascension has cut a quarter of its labor and delivery units in the past decade amidst a nationwide rise in pregnancy- and childbirth-related mortality, according to new analysis released today by National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses.

National Nurses United
January 8, 2024

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RNs who held strikes in Austin and Wichita now locked out by Ascension

Nurses at three Ascension-owned facilities in Austin, Texas, and Wichita, Kan., condemn Ascension management for proceeding with a three-day lockout following the RNs’ one-day strike at their hospitals on Dec. 6.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 7, 2023

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Wichita nurses to host gift drive on Friday after Ascension cancels Christmas concert

Registered nurses at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis and St. Joseph’s in Wichita, Kansas, will host a gift drive for toys and school supplies on Friday, December 8, in response to Ascension management canceling the Christmas concert scheduled to take place on that day at the Christi Child Development Center.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 6, 2023

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Nurses in Texas and Kansas to strike, resisting Ascension union-busting tactics

Registered nurses in Texas and Kansas at three Ascension hospitals are moving forward with historic one-day strikes on Wednesday, December 6, to protest unsafe conditions management has failed to remedy, announced National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 4, 2023