Ingalls Nurses to Hold Press Conference to Announce Their Demand for Union Recognition from University of Chicago Medical Center
Registered nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are holding a press conference on Friday, August 9, to announce their demand that the University of Chicago Medical Center recognize the Ingalls nurses majority support to unionize with National Nurses Organizing Committee. Their RN colleagues at UCMC’s flagship hospital are already represented by NNOC.
“Nurses at Ingalls do the same work for the same employer and yet lack the protections and benefits of union representation,” said Sylviette Young, RN. “We are here with our University of Chicago sisters to demand recognition and equal treatment.”
What: Press conference
When: Friday August 9, 12 p.m.
Where: In front of Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine - 5758 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Union leaders and government officials are expected to attend, including Bob Reiter, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinckle, and Illinois State Senator Robert Peters.
National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United represents nearly 2,300 nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
National Nurses Organizing Committee is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest organization of registered nurses in the United States with 150,000 members.