"News & Issues" piece on nurses at Portland's Maine Medical Center (MMC) who las
"News & Issues" piece on nurses at Portland's Maine Medical Center (MMC) who last week announced that a majority of the institution's 1,200 nurses have signed a union drive petition asking the National Labor Relations Board to schedule an election, which could come in August or September. The Service Employees International Union is leading the organizing drive. MMC's Human Resources Vice President Paula Squires said the hospital would not interfere with the organizing effort, but said it did intend to educate on the disadvantages of unions. Currently, MMC starts nurses at $17.70 per hour, but as many as 120 positions have gone vacant during the past year. According to Peter Hodes, program director for the Maine State Nurses Association, 10 percent of Maine's 17,000 nurses are organized, including nurses at Bangor's Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Maine Medical Center Portland, Nurses and nursing
Burnett, Lee, ""News & Issues" piece on nurses at Portland's Maine Medical Center (MMC) who las" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4529.