400 Washington Hospital service workers vote for possible strike

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More than 400 service workers at The Washington Hospital tonight voted by a majority to strike if they cannot reach what they called a fair contract agreement.

Union representatives say the hospital's proposals would put health benefits out of reach for many workers, cut salaries of some workers by more than $4 an hour and reduce protections for workers on medical leave.

The negotiating committee will continue meeting with the hospital to settle a fair contract, according to a union press release.

Workers in dietary, housekeeping and other departments are represented by SEIU Healthcare PA. The current contract expires Jan. 31. Negotiations have been ongoing since early January.

A community rally of support will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the Alpine club in Washington.

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Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. Steve Twedt: stwedt@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1963. First Published January 28, 2013 1:30 PM


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