Tri-City Medical Center nurses protest for retraining, rehire and PPE

The nurses and their supporters are calling for a withdrawal of temporary layoff and furlough notifications they received from their employers, as well as more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the nurses who are currently working with COVID-19 patients.

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Mike Elk
A protege of Bill Greider, Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered Lula & the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2016, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. The son of retired United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he was once described as an "abrasive gadfly" by the New York Times for his role in exposing sexual misconduct in the labor movement. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Email: [email protected]