Informational Picket at HUH

The District of Columbia Nurses Association held an informational picket on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Howard University Hospital.

Management at HUH has determined that for financial reasons, it must implement a reduction in force for direct care Registered Nurses and other health care workers.  Despite the fact that the hospital is currently short staffed, DCNA recognizes that management has the right to conduct lay offs, so long as such implementation does not violate the collective bargaining agreement or federal law.  Unfortunately, management’s current plan of implementation violates the contract and federal law and DCNA believes that management has failed to bargain in good faith with DCNA over the impact and effects of the reduction in force.

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The District of Columbia Nurses Association (DCNA) is the professional organization for registered nurses who live and/or work in the District. DCNA is affiliated with National Nurses United, American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Washington Metropolitan Council.

DCNA negotiates contracts that make sure nurses’ pay is competitive and commensurate with experience, years of service, responsibility, autonomy, and education. DCNA contracts provide guaranteed benefits, equitable policies, fair representation, job security, and practical solutions to everyday workplace problems affecting the professional lives of nurses.

DCNA encourages its members to get involved in leadership roles at the local and national level. Within the DCNA framework, nurses gain experience as volunteer lobbyists, media spokespersons, union advocates, and community activists.

DCNA is located at:
5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 306
Washington DC 20016
Telephone: 202.244.2705
Fax: 202.362.8285

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