Delaware County Daily News:
By Kevin Tustin
DCMH nurses, techs push for contract, more staff
Most FIRST nursing union contracts take over 1 year to negotiate. Added into the mix is the Crozer Keystone Health System was sold to FOR PROFIT Prospect Holdings effective 7/1/16.
.. Going almost one year without a contract since they unionized in January with the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), dozens of workers were out along Lansdowne Avenue to let the community know they are still providing the same quality of care they always have while negotiating a contract with the hospital’s for-profit owner, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc...
...Among their sister hospitals in the CKHS, DCMH nurses are still behind in pay said Darling, with the tech staff being paid $7-$10 less per hour, equal thousands of dollars in one year....
Recently, I've spoken to several staff . Despite CKHS prior parent company eliminating over 300 positions past several years, staffing is down to the bones. Nurses have taken downsized positions in order to keep ancillary staff --now some ancillary hours being cut to 72 per 2 wk schedule.