Red Cross workers ready to go on strike for contract

A majority of the unionized American Red Cross workers in Tri-Cities and Yakima, Wash., have voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike if deemed necessary to get a contract from their employer. The workers, some of whom are blood-collection specialists and medical technicians, have been negotiating for a contract since December. The Red Cross said it "will continue to negotiate in good faith in hopes of resolving remaining issues..." Talks will resume Sept. 16.

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Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Wash.)

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