St Joseph Mercy Oakland Members Shows Strength and Solidarity with Pharmacy Techs

On Saturday, hospital workers at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland joined together to show their strength and solidarity with pharmacy techs that are struggling for union recognition and fair treatment on the job.

Dozens of hospital employees marched in front of the hospital on Woodward to call attention to the mistreatment of union employees while the hospital spends millions to expand their facilities.

Toni Jordan, at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland employee and local union officer, joined Council 25 President Lawrence A. Roehrig in speaking to the crowd about the importance of recognizing union contributions in the workplace, especially on Worker's Memorial Day. "What they're trying to do to our members across the medical industry is slowly kill us with mandatory overtime and kill our union" said Roehrig, as the crowd shouted "No deal!".

Clips from the demonstration were shown on the local Channel 4 News evening segment. Local 1820 and Council 25 look forward to continuing to fight for our membership to ensure safe working conditions, fair pay and benefits, and equal treatment for ALL workers.

Check out pictures and videos from the event here!