Nurses still set to strike Thursday in Marquette

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Published: Oct. 3, 2017 at 5:43 PM EDT
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Nurses from U.P. Health System – Marquette are still set to strike this Thursday. The UPHS – Marquette administration and the RN Staff Council plan to meet for two contract negotiation sessions before the deadline.

The Michigan Nurses Association said they are ready and prepared to strike if nothing is negotiated. The Upper Peninsula Labor Federation will support the nurses if the strike were to happen.

Members of the community are able to join the picket line if they wish, to support the nurses.

“It’s not only a union issue,” said Mike Thibault the chai of the U.P. Labor Federation. “I see it as a community issue. I've talked to a lot of community members that don't have any affiliation to any unions, and they have concerns, too.”

If the strike happens, picketing will begin Thursday at 7 a.m. on College Avenue, just east of Seventh Street. The strike will run until Saturday morning at 6:59 a.m.

TV6, FOX UP, and will continue to follow this story.