Arrests Made During Hospital Strike

(WVLT) -Tensions are reaching a boiling point during a strike among hospital workers in Eastern Kentucky.

Police arrested three people last night in Harlan.

The United Steelworkers failed to reach an agreement with ARH and have been on the picket line since midnight Saturday.

Union members say health, disability, and pension benefits were not acceptable, especially for new hires.

One man says he was arrested last night while trying to keep replacement workers from coming into the Harlan ARH.

"I told them I was well aware that they had a job to do, just like we've got a job to do and the troopers, they were very professional," said John Taylor, the union member that was arrested.

Other union members bailed him out of jail.

United Steelworkers in Harlan say they're meeting with county officials at 9:00 o'clock Monday morning to ask them for help in keeping replacement workers from outside the county from coming into the Harlan ARH.


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