McLaren Macomb nurses picket over contract

Nurses at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Mich., picketed Aug. 1 amid contract negotiations, according to ClickOnDetroit.

The nurses, represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 40, seek safe staffing and workplace violence protections.

"An informational picket shows management how serious we are about obtaining a strong contract that allows us to advocate for our patients and ensures safe working conditions for all," the union said on its website.

OPEIU Local 40, which represents about 600 McLaren Macomb nurses, has been negotiating with the hospital for more than year.

Laura Gibbard, vice president of human resources at the hospital, acknowledged the union's right to picket and told ClickOnDetroit the hospital aims "to establish a contract that is beneficial to both parties, and we are committed to that outcome."

 

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