AFL-CIO VP Arlene Holt Baker Supports Striking Kentucky Nurses

Doug Cunningham, Workers Independent News, November 28, 2007 AFL-CIO
Vice-President Arlene Holt Baker is joining striking Kentucky nurses
today and she won't show up empty handed. She’s bringing a $20,000
check from the AFL-CIO to help provide emergency financial support for
the hundreds of nurses striking Appalachian Regional Healthcare. The
nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia have been on strike since October
1st against seven hospitals over staffing and patient care issues. The
nurses want higher staffing levels maintained and higher patient care
standards. Holt Baker will join the nurses in Lexington, Kentucky today
to present the AFL-CIO check of support.