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CWA Catholic Health Strike: Day 24

26 Oct, 2021

Below is the latest from CWA-represented nurses, technical, service and clerical staff employed by Catholic Health System, who walked off the job on Friday, October 1, over a long-standing staffing crisis that they want to see alleviated in new contracts.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Deputy Senate Majority Leader ​​Gianaris visited picket line at Mercy Hospital 

On Saturday, Representative Ocasio-Cortez visited the picket line at Mercy Hospital to show support for the nearly 2,000 healthcare workers that have been on strike since October 1st. She addressed the workers on strike saying, “People’s lives will be at risk, that’s what this is. The solution to not having enough staff is to raise wages! And we’ve heard the science, it's not rocket science.”