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The St. Joe’s Nurses Association will be holding an informational picket session on Thursday morning. The meeting will be highlighting the staffing crisis at Joliet’s only hospital.

The association is calling on nurses, patients, union members and more to call on Ascension to ‘come to the bargaining table with fair wage proposals to staff up (the) hospital and protect the health of (the) community.’ The information picket session will take place on Thursday, August 10, from 7:30-10:00 AM at Ascension St. Joseph.

Meanwhile, a GoFundme page has been set for the nurses.

In part the GoFundMe post reads, “St. Joe’s is in a fight for its life.”
“After decades of being a hospital that drew talent from around the area with its competitive pay and positive working environment, St. Joe’s was sold to a series of companies that have put profits over people. Ascension, its current owner, brings in over $25 billion in profits, much of that through chronic understaffing and “forgetting” to pay workers for overtime, PTO and sick leave.”

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