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Health-Care Unions Will Join Forces
The Wall Street Journal

The nation’s largest nurses union said Thursday it would team up with a union representing other health-care workers, seeking to make the combined entity the dominant labor group in the fast-growing health-care sector. The groups’ decision to join forces intensifies their rivalry with the powerful Service Employees International Union.

The California Nurses Association and the National Union of Healthcare Workers said the affiliation was aimed at preventing hospital chains from scaling back benefits for employees and fighting for workplace standards needed to improve patient care.