Red Cross workers in Michigan go on strike

More than 200 American Red Cross workers in Michigan are on strike in a dispute related to contract negotiations.

Red Cross spokeswoman Monica Stoneking said some blood drives have been cancelled or rescheduled because of Friday's work stoppage.

The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region had earlier gotten notices of intent to strike from staff members represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 459 and Teamsters Local 580. The Great Lakes region covers more than 60 counties.

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