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ER Workers at Ascension St. John Considering Strike After Months of Negotiations

Photos: Stephanie Amador ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

DETROIT, March 7, 2024 ~ Unionized emergency workers at Detroit‘s Ascension St. John Hospital are considering organizing after months of negotiations with the hospital’s management company.

The ER workers joined the Greater Detroit Association of Emergency Physicians last year, and have claimed wages and staffing levels have declined at the hospital for nearly a decade after TeamHealth took over management duties, causing patient wait times to increase. Spokespeople with both TeamHealth and the union said they have negotiated in good faith.


March 7, 2024 ~ After months of negotiations with TeamHealth, emergency room workers at St. John Hospital in Detroit are inching towards a strike. Dr. John Bayling talks with Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about the 10-15 hour wait times in the emergency department, and why a strike might help.