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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:17 PM

Overworked McLaren nurses picket for better staffing, affordable healthcare

THURSDAY, June 27 — The nurses could be heard yesterday at the top of the hill from McLaren Orthopedic Hospital, from the sound of passing cars blaring their horns on Pennsylvania Avenue.

“Beep-beep-a-beep-beep, Lansing’s still a union town!”

About 20 nurses rallied with picket signs at the smaller McLaren speciality hospital and another 100 crowded the sidewalk on Greenlawn Avenue in front of the larger hospital a mile and a half away.

The picket was not a strike but a reminder to the community that they’ve been working without a contract for almost a year. Their representatives say not enough nurses are staffed at any one time and the ones that are working are being forced to pull too much overtime.

Read more: https://www.lansingcitypulse.com/stories/overworked-mclaren-nurses-picket-for-better-staffing-affordable-healthcare,12983?

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Cousin Dupree Jun 2019 #1

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:52 PM

1. Understaffing has been an issue forever. It is the result of the American health care system,

which makes health care a commodity. It won’t ever be resolved without big changes.

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