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Trumbull Memorial Hospital employees gain lawmakers' support
Monday's press conference highlighted hospital workers' ongoing contract negotiations
Story by KELLI FITZPATRICK


 
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Lawmakers are supporting Trumbull Memorial Hospital employees as they continue contract negotiations. Congressman Tim Ryan of Niles, State Representative Bob Hagan of Youngstown and others held a press conference Monday at the hospital in Warren to ask executives to reach an agreement.

The hospital’s 400 employees turned down the company’s most recent contract offer, which would have allowed workers to be furloughed—or sent home from work without pay—up to 36 times per year.

Anthony Caldwell is a spokesperson for the Service Employees International Union, which represents the hospital workers. Caldwell says the proposed furloughing policy would hurt both employees and patients.

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“There’s no way that you can raise a family or pay your bills responsibly if you lost up to seven weeks of wages. It’s also not good for the community because when you’re a patient, you want to make sure that there’s as many care providers there as necessary to take care of you at any given moment.”

Calls to Trumbull Memorial were not returned, but the hospital released a statement saying it “put forth a fair and competitive contract proposal” and was "disappointed it was not accepted."

The hospital employees’ collective bargaining agreement expired May 11. Union members will begin an informational picket Tuesday but do not plan to strike.

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