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Mercy Employees Authorize Strike

By WBFO News

Buffalo, NY – Employees at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo participated in a strike authorization vote Wednesday.

Ninety-eight percent of the 1,100 members of CWA Local 1133 voted to give their union the power to call a strike if new contract negotiations stall. The local represents nurses, service and clerical staff at the hospital.

Mercy employees have been working without a contract for one week. There have been no talks with hospital management since Monday.

Union leaders would have to give ten days notice for any strike action.