15 Nov “100 Kaiser Permanente Workers Posed to Strike Next Week,” Modern Healthcare
In a Modern Healthcare article, New Jersey-based Partner and Co-Chair of Hall Booth Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Jeffrey M. Daitz explains the factors impacting employment negotiations between hospital systems and their workers. These tensions, which have been made worse by the uncertainties introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, produce financial hardships for both sides. Daitz explained in an interview the impact of prolonged strikes to providers and unionized workers: “It’s tough to finance a strike. It’s very difficult for both sides. Employers not only have to bring in contingency staff for striking workers but they also may need to arrange for security on the picket line. Unions typically compensate striking workers using money set aside for labor actions, but those funds are limited.”
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