Facing South Florida: Coronavirus ConcernsJim DeFede went one-on-one with Martha Baker, the head of the union that represents more than 5,000 Jackson Health employees.
JMH Health Care Workers Union President: ‘Nurses Are Going Into Second Battle And We're Limping’Medical professional say the rising number of COVID-19 cases runs the risk of hospitals reaching capacity. The surge, they say, is putting a strain on health care workers and hospital staff who have to take care of COVID and non-COVID patients.
Local Hospital Staff Demonstrate New Ebola ProtocolTo start the week off, doctors and nurses at Jackson Memorial Hospital demonstrated new protocol on how to properly treat a person with the Ebola virus.
Head Of Healthcare Union In South Florida Urges More Ebola Preparedness Federal officials held an informational conference call on Ebola Monday and among the thousands of people listening was the head of the local Healthcare Workers Union that represents 4,000 healthcare workers.
Unions Protest Privatization Outside Jackson Memorial Hospital Local unions protested a plan to privatize part of Jackson Memorial Hospital Wednesday. The unions claiming the move would put profits before patients.
Facing South Florida: Will JMH go Private? Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Martha Baker, President of SEIU Healthcare Florida Local 1991 join Jim DeFede to share their thoughts on the possibility of JMH's ER going private.
JMH Layoffs Sparking More Questions Than AnswersMore than 920 Jackson Memorial Hospital employees could be out of a job by the end of the month. The hospital gave out pink slips last week and some employees argue the affects are already apparent. The hospital now faces a fight from unions and questions over patient care.
Layoffs Not Sitting Well With Jackson Nurses Twenty-four hours after news first broke that Jackson Health System was laying off 920 people, many of those impacted by the firings are not going to go quietly.
Jackson Health System To Eliminate 240 PositionsIn the first month of their new fiscal year, Jackson Health System came in nearly $10 million in the red. In order to stem the out flow of cash, Jackson has announced the elimination of 240 positions.