CEO Ken Underwood encouraged the board to pass the resolution in support of the union. Photos by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital board approves letter to protect union nurses

In a move to blunt the effect of a Supreme Court ruling in June that could bankrupt public-sector unions, the health district supports nurses' union efforts to save jobs if the hospital is sold.


Government / Politics

County workers’ contract agreement expected to bring ‘labor peace’

SEIU Local 521, which held public protests during negotiations, applauds new collective bargaining agreement that provides the first wage increase in four years