Nurses file class action lawsuit alleging conspiracy to keep wages low

Last week, Nurses throughout the nation filed a class action lawsuit against hospitals in Chicago, Memphis, San Antonio and Albany alleging violations of anti-trust laws.

The nurses allege the hospitals conspired to set a wage ceiling for nurses by exchanging salary information with each other and colluding not to raise wages past a certain point. Low wages are to blame for the shortage of nurses nationwide as nurses are flocking to more lucrative industries with better working conditions.

The suit alleges that as a result of the collusion nurses were underpaid by the following amounts annually in each respective city:

Memphis $14,000
Albany $6,200
Chicago $5,400
San Antonio $1,300

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