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Nurses Strike in Wilkes-Barre

“Our region, this is where coal mine unions came from. My grandfather worked in the mine. You have that history, and we’re very serious about our history. You had the garment workers, railroad workers, the coal mines here, where the 8 hr day came from… This is our heritage and we take it very seriously.”

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W-B General nurses emphasize issues of staffing, turnover on strike’s final day

“Who’s going to fill those shoes without a good contract to attract nurses to come here?” asked Elaine Weale, president of the local Wyoming Valley Nurses Association. “We can only fill them for so long.”

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Wilkes-Barre General nurses return to work

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VIDEO: Rosie The Riveter

By Roxeanne Pauline, AFL-CIO  

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