Hospital employees become more active in labor union movements

Hospitals are likely to become a hotbed of labor organization activity in the coming years, with several factors playing into that trend, the Washington Business Journal has reported. Healthcare workers filed 359 applications for union representation last year, up from 314 in 2013. The streamlining of the election process by the National Labor Relations Board, a boost in hiring activity and the need for hospitals to keep costs under control are among the reasons for the increased activity. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare