Jordan Health workers strike over contract negotiations

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Health care workers at the Anthony Jordan Health Center are on strike over ongoing contract negotiations.

Nearly 65 employees are taking part. Just last Thursday, News 8 learned the union had accepted a wage freeze for 2018. That agreement would allow workers to keep their health benefits.

But the union told us the strike would go on as planned unless management agreed. We spoke to Jordan Health employees and its CEO about what’s next.

Chris Roe, worker: “We’ve made several attempts to talk with management about this. They don’t seem to be very interested in having a contract with us. It is unfortunate.”

Janice Harbin, CEO: “We have agreed to pay more in the percentage than what they ask of the health system, but we said it takes us six months longer to pay that. We hope they will accept it.”

Employees say they will continue this strike at least for the next three days until an agreement is made.

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