ROCHESTER / AUGUST 10 through AUGUST 29 / AFL-CIO Union Informational Pickets

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Nurses Local 40 conducting ongoing informational pickets with threat of strike in 2 or 3 weeks. No reports of violence or arrests.

Potential for interruption of hospital services during a pandemic.

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital 
1101 W University Dr, Rochester, MI 48307 

Looked to be approximately 50 picketers.  No reported arrests or violence.

OPEIU is one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO with more than 140,000 medical professionals in the United States of America and Canada 

Local 40 has approximately 900 nurses and 78 technologists and technicians 

Sources:
News:
https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/ascension-providence-nurses-in-rochester-hills-picket-against-hospital-threatening-strike
https://www.fox2detroit.com/video/838861
https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/08/10/nurses-union-pickets-over-contract-negotiations-at-ascension-rochester/

Union Website:
https://www.opeiulocal40.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=OPEIU20Local2040

Recommendations:
If ill or injured do not go to Ascension Rochester Hospital.  
Consider going to Beaumont Hospital – Troy at 44250 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48085 instead.