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Hospital employees to voice displeasure with contract proposal

Staff Reports Posted 30 April 2015 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – After four months of negotiations and over 30 meetings, union contract talks remain deadlocked between employees and management at Orleans Community Health, according to the employees’ union, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

In spite of a variety of positive developments for OCH’s Medina Memorial Hospital, management is still proposing major cuts in pay for nearly 300 nurses, technicians, and other staff, the union said.

Hospital employees plan to bring their message to the public on Friday and Saturday in downtown Medina at the corner of Main Street and West Center Street. Employees will be out from noon to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The employees will be passing out a leaflet to local citizens and holding signs for passing cars.