Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Will Replacements and Strikers Clash in Philly?

Now this could get interesting:
If this Thursday evening is like other evenings, the nurses, technologists and therapists who are replacing Temple University's striking health-care professionals will be kicking back at the Sheraton Center City hotel bar, relaxing after yet another 12-hour shift.

But Thursday won't be like the other nights.

That's because the union on strike at Temple will be holding its annual leadership meeting at the very same hotel, now occupied by their replacements - about 800, double-bunked in 400 rooms.
"We're not expecting any problems," Sheraton general manager Paul Schwartz said, "but we took some precautions" by hiring extra security guards.

Moving the union meeting  to another venue is probably out of the question, then?
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