BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A crucial deadline is approaching for hundreds of unionized workers at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
On Wednesday, members of the CWA staged an informational picket just days before their contract is set to expire. The contract talks affect hundreds of nurses, technologists, and other healthcare workers. One of the key issues is the pension plan.
CWA Local 1133 president Patti Warnes said, "They are proposing to freeze the existing pension plan as a define benefit pension plan, and stop funding it, which would bankrupt the plan. It is a church plan, so our pension is at risk. Our members need that pension. They were promised it when they took a job here and they should leave with one."
The contract at Mercy Hospital expires at midnight on June 3rd.
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