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Thousands of Cook County Workers Strike for Better Pay and Affordable Healthcare

HeadlineJun 28, 2021

In labor news, more than 2,000 healthcare workers in Cook County, Illinois, are on strike demanding affordable healthcare and better pay — including temporary bonuses for frontline workers in situations made hazardous by the pandemic. Friday’s strike by Service Employees International Union Local 73 came a day after 1,200 Chicago-area nurses held a one-day strike to demand safe staffing levels in Cook County hospitals and clinics.

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