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Cherry employees protest hospital working conditions

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on September 15, 2011 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Larcene Taylor and Peggy Evans protest what they say are dangerous and unfair working conditions at Cherry Hospital during a rally Wednesday at the mental hospital.

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Construction on the new Cherry Hospital is about half complete and is expected to wrap up in December 2012, with the facility ready for patients by the spring of 2013. State officials say the new facility will be state-of-the-art and with a new leadership team in place, both patient and working conditions should be much improved.

A small but vocal group of Cherry Hospital health care technicians attempted to make their voices heard Wednesday afternoon, holding a rally to protest what they feel are unsafe and unfair working conditions. Their complaints, which center around dangerous...

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