Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Ascension Health Care Workers

 *WOW* It is Authoritarian rule by decree in WI.

The Appleton, Wisconsin Post-Crescent reports Fox Valley Health Care Workers Now Playing Out in Court.

The seven workers quit ThedaCare, applied for positions at Ascension, and received job offers.

The seven did not have contracts or obligations at ThedaCare nor did Ascension recruit those workers. 

Nonetheless, ThedaCare filed a lawsuit seeking to block the move. 

Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Mark McGinnis granted ThedaCare's request and until at least Monday. 

In the complaint, lawyers for ThedaCare wrote that Ascension had "shockingly" chosen to "poach" the employees during a stressful time for health care. More COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in the Fox Valley now than at any other time during the pandemic, according to Wisconsin Hospital Association data, and ThedaCare has canceled non-emergency surgeries to make space.



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