Buoyed by delegations of dozens of fellow strikers from Toledo and Lansing, Mich., 250 Red Cross blood service workers, members of Teamsters Local 507, entered the third month of a bitter strike with a spirited rally in front of the agency's headquarters here April 18.
They cheered Bill Dudley, speaking for 150 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75 forced to strike Toledo Red Cross in late March.
"Red Cross puts profits above people," Dudley said, adding that the strike has broad community support. Lucas County Commissioners passed a resolution backing the union the previous day, he said, and similar action is expected at next week's Toledo City Council meeting.
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