The union representing 2,000 service, maintenance and technical workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed not to strike tomorrow at the urging of Gov. Martin O’Malley.
O’Malley’s office issued this statement minutes ago:
“Today I urged 1199SEIU and the Johns Hopkins Hospital management to take a one week cooling off period. 1199SEIU has agreed not to strike at this time. I appreciate both sides’ willingness to continue negotiating in good faith.”
The union had called for a four-day strike at the East Baltimore facility starting at 6 a.m. Friday. The union, which staged a three-day walkout in April, said it had reached an impasse with hospital management over its demand for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (For more.)