Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Laid Off Nurses and Hospital Employees Left With Nothing

At a bankruptcy court hearing in downtown Pittsburgh today laid off workers from Commonwealth Medical Center were left with no pay for approximately 2 weeks of wages that they are owed. The hospital's Chicago based lender, Bridge Finance Group, decided to pay attorneys for the creditors committee that was formed in the wake of the bankruptcy.

Last month, the hospital and its lender agreed to pay a portion of the unpaid wages to workers with the intent to work toward a full payment. In court on Tuesday Bridge Finance decided to step back from their previous agreement. The Hospital filed for bankruptcy in the first week of December with the hospital closing a week later.

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