“Not a Strike” Joliet Nurses with signs outside St. Joseph’s Medical Center today 


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JOLIET, IL – Nurses from St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet are taking m to the streets today, demanding better pay, safer staffing, and humane treatment on the job. Amid a staffing crisis, the nurses’ contract with Ascension Health System expired July 19th.

Nurses are hoping to raise awareness about the challenges they face daily. Once boasting over 800 nurses, St. Joe’s has lost over 33% of that workforce, with only 530 nurses remaining.

“This is NOT a strike,” clarified the nurses through an informational flyer. Instead, it is a rallying cry to escalate their fight for improved working conditions. 


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