Hospital workers hold informational picket

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Union workers are fighting for a new contract at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.

Members of 1199 SEIU held an informational picket outside the hospital on Thursday. They have been in contract negotiations with the administration since March.

Union vice president Jim Scordato said, “Freezing in wages, wage steps, cutting back on days off. I mean, some people looking to receive 18 days back in benefit time. Freezing the pension, change in job language, on job shifting in the hospital.”

A federal mediator has stepped in to help, but so far a deal has not been reached. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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