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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chestnut Hill Hospital Workers to Rally Community Support for Union Contract

Philadelphia – Chestnut Hill Hospital workers will be holding a rally and informational picket on Wednesday afternoon to inform the community about their efforts to improve jobs at the hospital and make it the provider of choice in the area. Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and other supporters will join the workers for rally.

The workers formed a union with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania last year and have been negotiating their first contract since September. Progress has been slow and significant issues concerning wages, benefits, scheduling and other working conditions remain.

What:       Rally and Informational Picket in Support of Chestnut Hill Hospital workers

Who:         Chestnut Hill Hospital employees
Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
Members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, AFSCME District 1199C and Fight for Philly

When:      Wednesday, April 16th, 2014  – 4:30 PM

Where:    Outside Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

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SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is the state’s largest and fastest growing union of health care workers, representing 25,000 nurses, technicians, nursing assistants, and support staff in hospitals, nursing homes and public institutions across the Commonwealth.

SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is committed to improving the lives of health care workers and ensuring quality, affordable health care for all Pennsylvanians.

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