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A Strike is Planned for April 9-11 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

To CEOs, VPs, JHH/JHHSC/SOM administrators, vice deans, directors and managers

Note: This message is for managers and supervisors who supervise faculty and staff who work at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. For others receiving this email, it is for informational purposes.

Dear Colleagues,

Unfortunately, we were unable to reach an agreement after last night’s negotiation session with 1199SEIU, and the union’s leadership has made it clear to us that they intend to go on strike. The strike will begin at The Johns Hopkins Hospital at 6 a.m. tomorrow, April 9, and will last until 6 p.m. on Friday, April 11. Please implement your strike contingency plans unless you hear differently.

We appreciate your support and want to remind all employees to please report to job assignments as scheduled. Management team members and department coordinators should review your team’s contingency plan and the operations supplement. Please forward any questions to the command team and/or staff planning team by emailing You can refer any employee labor relations questions to Pete Tollini at

If you have hospital bargaining unit employees who have indicated that they want to come to work during the strike, please forward their names and direct supervisor to Don Biedenback, security director, at If employees decide at the last minute that they want to come to work, they should be told to use the designated entrances; details can be found in the operations supplement. Security will then call the immediate supervisor for verification, and the supervisor will be asked to escort the bargaining unit employee to the unit and issue a strike badge.

Please make sure that all non-bargaining unit employees who have Johns Hopkins Hospital badges—those with the white background—have received their special badges. For those who have not, they can be picked up from their immediate supervisor or strike coordinator.

Here are some important contacts to have during the strike:

Working together during this difficult time will ensure that our patients and their families receive the care and service they expect and deserve at Johns Hopkins. Thanks to each of you and your staff members for pulling together for our patients.


Bonnie Windsor
Vice President of Human Resources
The Johns Hopkins Hospital