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The Union Edge radio show rallies support for SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania workers

01.23.09

Brothers and Sister,

In Aliquippa PA, my home town, health care professionals have been short changed in their pay as the company closes it’s doors.

The Union Edge Talk Radio Show is closely following their efforts for justice. On Face value, I can see many similarities between this issues and what happened to the United Electrical workers in Chicago.

I am asking you to help build strong worldwide support for the medical workers in Aliquippa PA. Please forward this message to your network, and ask them to follow the story and listen to the interviews at http://www.TheUnionEdge.com.

Nearly 200 employees of Commonwealth Medical Center (formerly Aliquippa Hospital) - members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania - lost our jobs when our hospital declared bankruptcy and then abruptly closed last December 12th. We still haven’t received the paychecks that were due to us before Christmas and New Years. The hospital’s finance company and management agreed to pay hospital executives, but not the frontline staff!

Please join us for the following events on Mon/Tues next week in support of Aliquippa Hospital caregivers:

* Community Rally, Monday, Jan. 26th, 12 noon - In front of the hospital, 2500 Hospital Drive, Aliquippa

* Demonstration and Bankruptcy Hearing, Tuesday, Jan. 27th, 8:30 a.m. - In front of US Bankruptcy Court, US Steel Tower, 600 Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh

Join us as we stand up for fairness and respect for working families - not just for those at the top!

In Solidarity,
Charles Showalter
TheUnionEdge.com