Jordan Health workers begin 3-day strike

June 5, 2018

Nearly 70 local healthcare workers at Jordan Health in Rochester are back on strike.

Tuesday's protest comes after union workers and company leaders could not reach a new contract agreement.

Jordan Health officials say they are offering a seven percent wage increase over the next three-and-a-half years. The union, however, wants them to agree to the federal mediator's plan, which included a proposal for both health care and wages.

Jordan Health says its doors will stay open during this latest strike and patients with appointments will still be seen.

Workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East gathered Tuesday morning outside the Jordan Health Center on Holland Street in Rochester to start the three-day strike, which is set to end Thursday.

Union leaders are hoping to come to an agreement with Jordan Health officials before the end of the strike.