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Red Cross workers on strike
CTPost.com ^

Posted on 11/03/2011 10:24:07 AM PDT by matt04

American Red Cross blood service workers in Connecticut are on strike and walking a picket line.

The union that represents the workers says they've been working more than two years without a contract. Talks broke down Wednesday night, not over pay, but health care, scheduling, and a dispute over how many licensed nurses are needed at blood drives.

About 200 workers, who are members of AFSCME Council 4, hit the picket lines this morning in Norwalk and Farmington.

"It's a matter of many things," union spokesman Larry Dorman said. "This is a company the engages in unlawful practices. They've been found guilty of violating our members rights on numerous counts under the National Labor Relations Act, yet we've continually returned to the table trying to reach a mutually-accepted agreement.

"These are the workers who make the Red Cross happen. They are responsible for the safety and well being of blood donors," Dorman said. "The Red Cross refuses to reach a just and fair agreement."

The workers on strike are blood workers and not disaster workers so this strike won't have an impact on storm relief, but the Red Cross said the timing is wrong.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: redcross; strike
Over 400K still in the dark, let's go on strike.
1 posted on 11/03/2011 10:24:09 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Did not know it was union.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 10:25:27 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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3 posted on 11/03/2011 10:26:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: matt04

One more reason to refuse donations to the Red Cross.


4 posted on 11/03/2011 10:26:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

My thoughts exactly.

Is the Salvation Army non-union? Anybody know?


5 posted on 11/03/2011 10:29:56 AM PDT by proudpapa (Cain-West - 2012)
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To: matt04

unions are parasites.


6 posted on 11/03/2011 10:32:19 AM PDT by ken21
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To: ColdOne

This strike is the future of health care with Obamacare. Even without Obamacare, I see a future of health care strikes because demands for price controls will force politicians to enact them. Health care shortages are coming.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 10:35:25 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely. What hypocrites.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 10:37:27 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: ColdOne

Did not know it was union.”

Good place for the OWS’ers or Dems to go to work. They seem to think you can get blood out of a turnip.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 10:37:30 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: matt04

They’ve been working for the past two years..., and they are whining about not having a contract. Try not working, no contract needed.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 10:39:24 AM PDT by pallis
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To: proudpapa
Hope someone has the answer to that one.

I don't believe they are, and just simply a Christian org. Not sure if the officers get paid, but assume they must get a pittance.

I will ONLY give to the Salvation Army.

11 posted on 11/03/2011 10:39:31 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: matt04
The union that represents the workers says they've been working more than two years without a contract.
What that means is a NEW (and greedier) contract.
They've probably been working the last two years under the terms of the expired contract.
12 posted on 11/03/2011 10:43:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven ((RVN '67-'68))
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To: proudpapa

I don’t know if they are or not but where I live they are getting money from people on probation by being a probation office, I don’t know how that works but they make a heap of bucks from it. I won’t give them a dime, half the bucket people are getting their community service hours in standing there.

I’ll never forget my Mom telling about when the troops were coming back from WW II the the red cross was selling them cigarettes they got for free to the troops. They don’t get money from either!!!


13 posted on 11/03/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT by LooneyTick (Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most!)
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To: annieokie

Me too!


14 posted on 11/03/2011 10:47:55 AM PDT by funfan
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To: ColdOne

I didnt know the American Red Cross was a company!


15 posted on 11/03/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: matt04

Just a fyi about the Red Cross.
In 1964, after the Alaskan earthquake (9.2) the Red Cross was selling donuts and renting blankets that the military gave to them.

I sent a message through the Red Cross to my wife in KY that I was alive and not to worry. Here it is 2011 and she still hasn’t received the message.

I do NOT donate to the Red Cross in any way, shape, or form.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 10:51:06 AM PDT by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) are you a Natural Born Citizen?? Prove it!!)
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To: Crazy ole coot

Does your wife know your alive? 8-)


17 posted on 11/03/2011 10:54:08 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Crazy ole coot

Did your wife remarry?


18 posted on 11/03/2011 10:58:30 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Vanders9

A woman at a fund raising event asked me if being the Grand Knight of a Knights of Columbus was my Full Time job.


19 posted on 11/03/2011 11:00:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: edcoil

Does your wife know your alive?
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She suspects that I am since we now have 2 children 6 Grandkids and 3 greatgrand kids. However, I wouldn’t bet on it. lol

And, no she did not re-marry. ha! We will have been married for 49 years in March.


20 posted on 11/03/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) are you a Natural Born Citizen?? Prove it!!)
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To: Darksheare; matt04

OUTLAW UNIONS!

21 posted on 11/03/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Notice how the Democrat party is all Democratic now)
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To: ColdOne

The Red Cross workers in Nashville narrowly voted

down going union last year

Wish all states were right to work places.once the

unions get a strangle hold its hard to get free


22 posted on 11/03/2011 11:44:52 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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