Cook County Health Board of Directors Meeting
May 28, 2001
Covid Vaccine Update:
Director Gugenheim was surprised at the Low 63% Employee COVID Vaccination Rate. Director Gugenheim further asked whether the Cook County Health System was working with their “Labor Partners” to increase employee vaccination. Yes, but vaccination is voluntary and vaccine hesitancy has been an issue, staff replied.
30 minutes of Public Comments addressed to the Board by employees and groups of employees largely centered on ongoing Labor Union negotiations. Assertions included: lack of leadership by Administration & managers, unwillingness of Administration to negotiate on salaries and work rules, understaffing, and untrained Agency temporary nurses. Strike threat was voiced by one speaker.
Items to watch for in the future:
Observed by: Susan Kern, MD Meeting Length: 3 hours
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