St. Joe’s Nurses Hold Info Picket This Thursday

Nurses from St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet will be marching around the hospital today, July 20th with signs that alert the public to issues that nurses face at the hospital. The nurses contract expired on Wednesday, July 19.

According to their info flyer, this is not a strike, but rather an opportunity to ramp up their fight for “better pay, safer staffing and humane treatment on the job.”

St. Joe’s used to have over 800 nurses and now that number has dwindled to 530. The nurses contract with Ascension Health System expired on July 19th.