A nurse with 30 years experience says she was fired from Finley Hospital in Dubuque after speaking out against management in a commercial. Alice Wieck is the vice president of the Service Employees International Union Local 199, which serves the Finley Hospital.
Weick says she was called into the Vice President of Nursing Services office and the administrator played a radio spot and asked Weick if that was Weick’s voice. Weick said yes it is. Wieck says in the spot that Finley Hospital C-E-O John Knox doesn’t always put patients first. She then encourages listeners to call Knox and tell him to support the nurses.
The Finley administration issued a statement saying that employee discipline or termination is confidential and Weick’s case was fully investigated prior to her firing. The nurses union and administrators have been in contract negotiations and the union has issued a strike notice that a strike will take place July 6th.