Our second issue of “Up to Speed with Sneed” is complete and I am excited to share it District 13 residents. Be on the lookout because we are coming to a household near you in District 13!
I have listened to constituent concerns and we want businesses to be good neighbors in our community! December 11th was my offices’ second time appearing before the Board of Municipal Zoning and Appeals (BMZA) to oppose the expansion of Turning Point Medical Center. While we want to help tackle drug addiction, the existing conditions surrounding the current facility is alarming for residents who live in the community and patients who receive treatment.
Thank you to the community leaders who came together and testified at the BMZA hearing against the expansion of Turning Point. The BMZA did not approve their appeal!
After spending time with nurses at their National Nurses United event and learning more about the working conditions at John Hopkins, I introduced a Resolution 18-011R. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a world-class medical institution that serves people from across Baltimore as well as from across the world. Many Registered Nurses work at Hopkins for that reason and there is no reason why they do not deserve a world-class working environment as well.
The compassion and service RN’s give their patients are undermined by the poor working conditions, unsafe patient to nurse ratio, poor compensation and the frequent turnovers on the nursing staff.
I believe Johns Hopkins should not use anti-union consultants and tactics to intimidate and prevent RN’s from organizing. This resolution encourages the hospital to adopt a policy of neutrality and non-interference relating to the ongoing unionization efforts of Registered Nurses.