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1-Day Nursing Strike Leads To Lockout At University of Chicago Medical Center

More than 2,000 nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center walked off the job Friday, citing staffing issues that put patient safety at risk. Although the strike was set for one day, nurses won’t be able to return to work until Wednesday due to contracts with replacement nurses.  

Morning Shift looks into the latest on the first-ever nursing strike at University of Chicago Medical Center.

GUESTS: Lisa Schencker, Chicago Tribune healthcare reporter

Denise Summers, nurse associate at University of Chicago Medical Center and member of National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United

LEARN MORE: Hospital strike: 2,200 University of Chicago Medical Center nurses walk off the job (Chicago Tribune 9/20/19)

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