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American Red Cross Wins Court Injunction Against Striking Teamsters
Date:12/3/2009

and as safe as possible," said Anthony Tornetta, Communications Manager for the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Region.

The Red Cross says the union's actions today refute the union's claim that this strike is about safety issues for donors and staff. By stopping blood deliveries to area hospitals, the Red Cross says union members have potentially endangered patient safety.

In addition, the Red Cross said that contrary to the union's public claims that the strike is about unfair labor practices, the Teamsters have indicated that this strike is about a pay raise for this year. In fact, the Red Cross says there have been no unfair labor practices filed by Teamsters Local #929 in Pennsylvania regarding these negotiations. The organization has already suspended FY10 merit increases for all non-union staff at all Biomedical Services facilities, including the Penn-Jersey Region, as part of its cost-cutting measures. Red Cross says similar proposals are being made in all open negotiations.

"We are simply asking union employees to make the same sacrifices that their non-union colleagues have already made," said Tornetta. "Their refusal to do so remains a significant issue in these negotiations."

SOURCE American Red Cross, Penn-Jersey Region


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