Ron Bieber meets with striking nurses

MARQUETTE — Support for the nurses continued this afternoon.

Michigan AFL CIO President Ron Bieber met with the nurses union outside of the hospital. Bieber is on a U.P. Tour meeting with local labor unions.

Before meeting up with the nurses, he spent time this morning in Munising with workers at the Munising Paper Plant. Bieber spoke with the nurses and echoed that he and the rest of his union support the nurses and their efforts in fighting for a new contract.

“I’m here to tell you this: we’re going to have your backs, just like you had mine. And it’s not about me, it’s about workers standing up for each other and having each other’s backs. Your fight is going to be our fight,” he said.

Bieber is also expected to attend a fundraiser tonight in Negaunee for Sara Cambensy.