Sep 20, 2019

Nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center — 2,200 of them — went on strike at 7 a.m. Friday, the first strike in the history of the 618-bed hospital, one of Chicago’s largest and most prestigious.

 

Nurses will not return to the medical center until Wednesday because the hospital has said it needed to guarantee five days of work for replacement nurses in order to recruit as many as possible.