Shore Nurses Union Releases Radio Ad Calling on Shore Medical Management to Agree to a Fair Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2015 

SOMERS POINT, NJ – Today, the Shore Nurses Union released a radio ad calling on the management at Shore Medical to negotiate a fair contract and avoid a strike. After management failed to offer a fair deal, refused to bargain in good faith and repeatedly committed unfair labor practices, Shore Nurses reluctantly authorized a one-day strike scheduled to start October 8th at 7am.

Under the terms of the last contract, Shore Medical Center made millions of dollars. Shore would continue to do so under the terms of the new contract nurses have proposed.

But, Shore management is demanding that nurses give back thousands of dollars per nurse in benefits including retirement.

The ad begins airing Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, and can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/shorenurses/patients-above-profits-a-message-fromshore-nurses-union.

A CEO salary of over 1 million dollars …Sounds like Wall Street, right?

Wrong. That’s the annual salary for just one executive at Shore Medical Center, according to 2013 data.

While management makes big bucks for themselves…Shore nurses are told: they need to take less. That doesn’t make sense.

Every day, Shore nurses fight to provide the community the best care possible.

Tell Shore executives to respect their nurses and give them a fair contract. Visit patientsaboveprofits.com.

A message from the Shore Nurses Union.

To learn more about the “Patients Above Profits” campaign, log on to http://www.patientsaboveprofits.com, follow us on Twitter @ShoreNurses and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/PatientsAboveProfits.

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The Shore Nurses Union, an affiliate of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), represents more than 37,000 members in New York and New Jersey. For more information, please visit our website at www.nysna.org.

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