opeiu http://michiganradio.org en Red Cross contract talks to resume Saturday http://michiganradio.org/post/red-cross-contract-talks-resume-saturday <p>Contract talks are scheduled this weekend for two American Red Cross unions.&nbsp;&nbsp;A strike last week idled Red Cross workers in 65 Michigan counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Last week&rsquo;s two-day walkout ended after union leaders said they received assurances that this weekend&rsquo;s planned contract talks would be &quot;serious&quot; in nature.&nbsp; But the unions also scheduled a new strike deadline for next Wednesday. That irked some officials with the American Red Cross.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4177 at http://michiganradio.org Red Cross contract talks to resume Saturday Red Cross strike suspended, blood drives to resume this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/red-cross-strike-suspended-blood-drives-resume-weekend <p>&nbsp;A strike by American Red Cross blood workers in Michigan has been suspended after two days.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;More than 200 American Red Cross workers started walking picket lines Wednesday.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The unions representing the Red Cross workers called the strike, after working for more than 2 years without a contract.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The strike affected blood donations in 65 Michigan counties.&nbsp; The strike did not include 8 counties in southeast Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 19:53:32 +0000 Steve Carmody 4098 at http://michiganradio.org Red Cross strike suspended, blood drives to resume this weekend Potential strike looming over American Red Cross blood drives this week http://michiganradio.org/post/potential-strike-looming-over-american-red-cross-blood-drives-week <p>&nbsp;The <a href="http://www.redcross.org/">American Red Cross </a>may be hit by a strike this week by some of its unionized employees.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The picket signs are stacked up and ready to go at the union hall in south Lansing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 20:13:17 +0000 Steve Carmody 4030 at http://michiganradio.org Potential strike looming over American Red Cross blood drives this week