TOLEDO – Over 2,200 workers have issued a 10-day notice of intent to strike at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo. UAW Region 2B issued the notice on behalf of workers at the hospital that include a Registered Nurses bargaining unit (Local 2213), as well as Technical and Support bargaining units (Local 12).
Since July 30, these healthcare workers have been in contract negotiations with Mercy Health, the largest healthcare provider in the state of Ohio. On April 18, UAW members overwhelmingly voted against the company’s “last, best and final” offer. After multiple extensions, their contract expired at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.
Federal law requires healthcare workers to provide a minimum of 10 days’ notice before a strike. The UAW has given notice that should the issue remain unresolved, they will strike beginning Monday, May 6.
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