Sweeney attacks Salem hospital for stonewalling union, Weinberg demands financial transparency
Stephen M. Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate
As more hospitals switch to for-profit status, state lawmakers are demanding more financial openness and more open-mindedness in dealing with labor unions.
Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem) joined nurses’ union leaders in Salem yesterday in calling on the for-profit owner of Memorial Hospital of Salem County to negotiate with the union.
“A big concern about what is going on in this state and this nation right now is the for-profit hospitals,” Sweeney said. “No one’s against for-profit (status), people making money and things working. We are against sacrificing healthcare and that care is being driven by the bottom line, rather than what’s best for the patient.” Read more