After weeks of discussion and threats, area blood drive workers are set to begin striking this morning at 7 a.m.
Contract negotiations broke off last night around 10 p.m. between the Red Cross and its blood drive workers.
The union, Health Professionals and Allied Employees local 5103, represents about 250 workers
Some of the 20 to 25 Red Cross blood drives that occur each day in the region may be rescheduled, but blood supplies won’t be in danger. If necessary, more blood can be imported from other regions.