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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Healthcare workers at Mercy Hospital vote to strike

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Healthcare workers at Mercy Hospital vote to strike
Healthcare workers at Mercy Hospital vote to strike
Healthcare workers at Mercy Hospital vote to strike.

ON TOP OF THAT... THEY SAY 25-PERCENT OF HOSPITAL WORKERSARE NOT YET "FULLY VACCINATETHIS STRIKE AUTHORIZATIONINVOLVES MORE THAN 25-HUNDREDFRONTLINE WORKERS AT MERCYHOSPITAL OF BUFFALO... KENMOREMERCY HOSPITAL... AND SISTERSOF CHARITY HOSPITAL AND ITSSAINT JOSEPH'S CAMPUS.TONIGHT... OUR HANNAH BUEHLERTAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT ASTRIKE COULD MEAN... AS THISLATE SUMMER SURGE OF COVID-19SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWTRT: 1;:57 OUT: STANDARD 46SOT: WE'RE TRYING TO WAKEPEOPLE UP BECAUSE WE ARELITERALLY IN A STATE OF CRISISRIGHT NOW HEALTHCARE WORKERSAT MERCY HOSPITAL SAYCONDITIONS INSIDE THE FACILITYARE DIRE WHEN IT COMES TOSTAFFING AND PATIENT CARE SOT:AT 3PM THEY PULLED MY AID ANDLEFT ME WITH 18 PATIENTS 18PATIENTS THE CWA LOCAL 1133MEMBERS SAY THIS WEEK MEMBERSVOTED IN FAVOR OF A POSSIBLESTRIKE.

THIS GIVES CATHOLICHEALTHHIHICHHICH OHICH OPEHICH OPERAHICH OPERATEHICH OPERATESHICH OPERATES SOHICH OPERATES SOUTHICH OPERATES SOUTHBUFFALO MERCY, KENMORE MERCYAND ST.

JOES HOSPITALS 10 DAYSTO COME UP WITH A PLAN IF ASTRIKE TAKES PLACE SOT: ITMEANS THAT THERE ARE REALLYSERIOUS CONDITIONS INSIDE THEFACILITY AND WE'RE NOT SUREWHAT ELSE WE CAN DO IN ORDERTO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS THE UNIONSAYS 97% OF ITS MEMBERS VOTEDIN FAVOR OF THE STRIKE.THEY'RE CURRENTLY BARGAINING ANEW CONTRACT WITH CATHOLICHEALTH.

BUT CATHOLICHEALTHIRIRINIRINGIRING BAIRING BACKIRING BACK SIRING BACK SAYIRING BACK SAYINIRING BACK SAYINGIRING BACK SAYING SOIRING BACK SAYING SOMEOF ITS STAFF FEELS PRESSUREFROM THE UNION TO GO ALONGWITH THIS POTENTIAL STRIKE THEHOSPITAL SYSTEM SAYS: "WE AREDISAPPOINTED CWA LOCAL 1133 ISTHREATENING TO STRIKE AT MERCYHOSPITAL.

IT IS UNCONSCIONABLETHE UNION WOULD TAKEREGISTERED NURSES AND OTHERCRUCIAL HEALTHCARE WORKERSAWAY FROM PATIENT'S BEDSIDESAND OUT OF OUR HOSPITAL TOWALK THE PICKETLINE WHILECOVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISEIN UR COMMUNITY." DESPITE THEPOTENTIAL STRIKEATATHOATHOLIATHOLICHEALTH SAYS IT WILL BE FULLYREADY TO STAFF THE HOSPITALS ACATHOLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSONTELLS ME IT'S WORKING WITH THESTATE AND A PRIVATE COMPANYPREPARING FOR THE POSIBILITYSTILLNINIONNION MNION MEMNION MEMBENION MEMBERSNION MEMBERS SNION MEMBERS SAYTHEY'RE DOING WHAT'S RIGHT FORTHE COMMUNITY IN THE LONG HAULSOT: WE HAVE CRIED FOR HELPFOR YEARS SOT: THAT SHOULDGIVE YOU A SENSE OF JUST HOWDESPERATE FOLKS ARE TO SEEIMPROVEMENTS IF THEY'REWILLING TO CONSIDER THATOPTIONTHE STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTECOMES AT A TIME WHEN NEW COVIDCASES ARE ON THE RISE... ANDVACCINATION RATES REMAINSTAGNANT.

IN WESTERN NEW YORK75 PERCENT OF THOSE ELIGIBLEHAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONEDOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE.69-PERCENT ARE FULLYVACCINATED.

WHEN WE NARROWTHAT DOWN TO JUS

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