DETROIT (WWJ) – Outraged over what they say are unfair and poor working conditions, employees at Detroit’s John Dingell VA Medical Center are rallying for change.
A group of about 100 workers and supporters protested outside the hospital on Wednesday.
“This is like a third world county here,” said Benjamin Mayhan, president of American Federation of Government Employees, Local 933. “You have managers who are very hostile towards employees of the union. We have a situation where we went to management several times; it’s not been abated.”
Also among the grievances: Some probationary workers claim unwarranted firings happen out of the blue.
“What they’ll do, they’ll have employees work for most of their tenure, and then in the last hours — the final hours — they’ll send them home, they’re terminated for no reason…or they’ll have a pretty flimsy reason for doing it,” Mayhan said.
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