WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 1997 12 Noon
WHERE: (in front of) Elmhurst Hospital 79-01 Broadway Elmhurst, Queens
WHAT: Municipal Hospital Workers Union, Local 420, DC 37, AFSCME will hold a rally on Wednesday at Elmhurst Hospital protesting the contracting out of the employees cafeteria to McDonald's. The union contends that the existing cafeteria is serving the needs of the staff better than a McDonald's. There is also the threat of lay-offs of existing dietary staff that work in the cafeteria. The Local is also angered by the fact that due to the temporary closing of the cafeteria for renovations, staff are being denied hot meals and given only a choice of cold sandwiches.
CONTACT: Local 420, AFSCME, New York Rosia Lawrence, 212/860-1580 Fax: 212/996-6576.