Archive for August, 2010

VIDEO: Update on UAW and Community Support for Ascension Nurses, Technicians

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Ascension Health’s Genesys Regional Medical Center has walked away from the bargaining table and is planning to gut its workers’ retirement by 75%. Now the United Auto Workers are publicly supporting these community health care workers in their fight for a fair contract.

This moving news clip sums up the struggle that is hurting Flint health care workers and the entire Flint community.

Iraq Vet Returns from War; Laid Off by Ascension

Friday, August 6th, 2010

This video tells the story. An Iraq war medic returns from the battlefield only to find that Ascension’s Genesys Medical Center has eliminated his licensed nursing position. This appears to be a violation of U.S. law; the soldier has already filed an official complaint with federal authorities.

Watch the video here. You can read more on the story here.