Driving around Sioux City you might have noticed brightly colored signs supporting nurses at MercyOne in Sioux City. They’re in the middle of a contract dispute with the hospital.
Jennifer Beacom has been a nurse at Mercy for a dozen years. She’s part of the negotiating committee for the UFCW local 222
That’s the union representing the nurses at MercyOne.
Beacom shared the latest on the situation with Siouxland Public Media New’s Sheila Brummer on Tuesday night, including her thoughts on safety at the medical facility.
MercyOne did issue a statement to Siouxland Public Media News concerning the situation;
It says, “We value our partnership with our nurses and look forward to finalizing a new contract. Together, we are committed to creating a safe, appropriately staffed and compassionate atmosphere for our patients and their families. MercyOne nurses and hospital leaders will continue to work together to resolve the outstanding issues.”