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Johns Hopkins Employees Picketing

April 9th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

WBAL TV reports that employees of Johns Hopkins Hospital have hit the picket line in response to failed union negotiations. Roughly 2,000 workers, most of whom are service and maintenance employees, began their protest at 6 a.m. Wednesday and vowed to continue nonstop until 6 p.m. Friday. According to workers, the hospital failed to offer at least $14 an hour for every worker. Local union SEIU 1199 claims workers represented by the union make so little that they must rely on public assistance for basic needs. Hopkins Hospital promises business will move forward as usual despite the strike. The hospital says it is negotiating "in good faith" and is "working to reach a settlement that's fair to everyone." 

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