WARREN (Erie News Now) – With new COVID-19 cases filling hospitals across the nation, unionized healthcare workers at Warren General Hospital now say they are prepared to walk off the job.
Workers said it is about protecting their patients and their professions.
More than 100 members of Warren General’s Professional Employees Association have given hospital leaders a 10-day strike notice.
In a news release, the nurses and other healthcare workers said they have been sacrificing their own health and endangering their families to care for the Warren Community for the past 18 months.
The union claims Warren Hospital management has ignored their calls for staffing guidelines as the two sides try to negotiate a new contract.