Some nurses at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are attempting to form a union, saying that they are overworked and underpaid compared to their counterparts at other hospitals.
They also argue that a shortage of nurses is putting patient care at risk.
The nurses are working with National Nurses United to gain enough supporters to bring the idea of forming a union to a vote. They need the majority of the hospital’s 3,200 nurses to sign cards expressing their interest to hold a vote supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.
“The hospital is a world-renowned hospital, but the turnover is high because of short-staffing and because of continued takeaways in benefits,”...