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Interfaith Worker Justice to Issue Report Exposing Workers' Rights Violations at Ascension Health
IWJ to Join Michigan Nurses, Teamsters and National Nurses United at Press Conference to Announce Report's Findings
DETROIT - July 12 - On Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m., Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice, will be joined by International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and National Nurses United Co-President Jean Ross, RN, in calling for Ascension Health to address its ongoing labor relations problems in Michigan. Interfaith Worker Justice will be releasing the report, "A Fall from Grace: Workers' Rights Abuses at Ascension Health's Michigan Operations" which details the results of an investigation conducted by religious leaders this past May.
Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation's largest religious advocacy organization focused on worker's rights, found egregious violations of workers' rights based on interviews with workers and union officials. The report examined ongoing labor relations problems at Ascension's Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, and St. John Macomb-Oakland hospitals in Warren and Madison Heights.
Kim Bobo, Executive Director, Interfaith Worker Justice
Fr. Norman Thomas, Pastor, Sacred Heart Church
Sr. Cathey DeSantis, Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance
Nina Bugbee, President, IBT Local 332 (Flint)
Technical bargaining unit worker from Genesys Medical Center
James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Jeff Breslin, RN, President, Michigan Nurses Association
Donna Farrell, RN at Borgess Medical Center
Jean Ross, RN, Co-President, National Nurses United
Joan Smith, Detroit Interfaith Worker Justice
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
1000 Eliot Street, Detroit, Mich. 48207