Healthcare workers picket in Potsdam, Canton

LPNs and techs at Canton-Potsdam Hospital picketed in front of the hospital, above, and at the hospital’s Canton facility at 80 E. Main St. this afternoon to protest what they say is hospital management's refusal to bargain over “unaffordable health insurance costs for employees.” The workers are represented by United Healthcare Workers East. North Country Nowphoto by Cheryl Shumway.

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