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Madison officials support UW Health nurses’ effort to form union

By The Capital Times  
   September 02, 2021

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and City Council members are supporting the efforts of local UW Health nurses to form a union and urging the hospital’s board to hold a union election by the end of the year. The resolution was introduced at the City Council’s Tuesday meeting, in support of a union voice for nurses. 

It recognizes that UW Health nurses performed critical work during the pandemic and experience challenges within the hospital system like “deteriorating” staff-to-patient ratios, decreased continuing education benefits, rising health care costs, scheduling issues and recruitment and retention difficulties.

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