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November 14, 2011
Red Cross Strike Settled Quickly As Union Gave Up Health Insurance Fight
Source: The Hartford Courant

The union that represents about 200 blood collection and laboratory workers for the American Red Cross across Connecticut reached a settlement on the first day back at the bargaining table during the 10-day strike, dropping its years-long opposition to less generous health insurance, but winning concessions on pay.

"Frankly, management wasn't going to budge, and we came to the conclusion rather than keep our people out on a strike and let them suffer with no salary and no work… we just felt it was time to resolve this," said Nancy Newton, incoming president of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 3145



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