Mediation Used In Health Care Labor Relations

From the Disputing Blog of Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly Hayes.

When we saw this link on mediate.com about nurses requesting mediation to achieve safe staffing levels, we wondered where else mediation was being requested in healthcare conflict.

A search found that in September, mediation was used, but failed, between the Minnesota Nurses Association and St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. A nurses’ union in New Jersey requested mediation in July for their negotiations with hospital management. In June, negotiators for Twin Cities nurses and 14 hospitals met with federal mediators to attempt to resolve differences regarding a new labor contract.

We welcome your comments on the use of mediation in health care labor relations.

                        author

Holly Hayes

Holly Hayes Bovio received a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from Duke University and her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University. She holds a certificate in mediation from Texas State.  Holly brings a strong hospital operations background to healthcare mediations including a focus on clinical quality.  Holly managed her own consulting… MORE >

Featured Mediators

ad
View all

Read these next

Category

John Forester: Dealing With Differences

From John Folk-Williams's blog Cross Collaborate Many who spend their time trying to find agreement among adversaries have long been familiar with the work of John Forester. A professor of...

By John Folk-Williams
Category

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

As some of you may know, I spent a good part of the past 3 years writing a book about prenups. Our mediation (and law) practices sometimes take interesting turns....

By Laurie Israel
Category

Diligence, Consistency, and Balance: Lessons for Conflict Management Systems Design Practitioners in Fostering Sustainable Change

This article first appeared in Fall 2002 newsletter of The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation. The design and implementation of integrated conflict management systems within organizations is an innovative...

By Ellen Kabcenell Wayne, Leah Borsa

Find a Mediator

X
X
X