Union: Johns Hopkins pays workers below average for top U.S. hospitals

Wages for Johns Hopkins Hospital employees, while comparable to other Baltimore hospitals, are far below those of other top hospitals nationwide, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Service, technical and maintenance workers at Hopkins are currently locked in a contract dispute with the hospital, demanding $15 hourly pay for workers with tenures of 15 years or more and $14 an hour for all workers by 2018. Recent analysis by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East found the hospital pays as much as $10 an hour less than other top hospitals for some positions. "It's a surprising disparity for a hospital that considers itself one, if not the, No. 1 hospital in the country," said  union spokesman Jim McNeill. Article