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Catholic Health System on Sunday started sending notices to about 2,000 Mercy Hospital workers on strike, informing them that it was discontinuing payment and administration of their health benefit coverage.
Baseball’s ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February.
The reasons health care workers cite for striking are similar: They have endured the demands and exhaustion of working through the pandemic and insist hospitals staff up to help shoulder the workload.
As about 2,000 striking CWA members support their union's push for a new contract, they are about to receive a financial boost.
The strike at Mercy Hospital continued for a third day on Sunday.
Mercy Hospital Registered Nurse and union mobilizer Jill Trageser explains why the nurses are striking.
The region's health care system, already squeezed after hundreds of workers lost their jobs or were put on leave because of the state vaccine mandate, is facing even more constraints if unionized workers at Mercy Hospital go on strike Friday.
CWA and Catholic Health are negotiating six contracts covering 2,500 workers at three facilities, but under a previous agreement, a strike could only happen at Mercy.
Starting Wednesday, labor and delivery services will be suspended at the hospital.
Twenty-five area elected officials, including Rep. Brian Higgins, have signed a letter to Catholic Health System president and CEO Mark Sullivan, expressing concerns about a possible strike at Mercy Hospital and requesting to meet with him.
The unions that represent Canadian customs workers this week voted to strike as soon as Aug. 6 – three days before the Canadian border is set to open again to vaccinated Americans.
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