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Allegheny County restores security clearance of union organizer who worked at jail

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:42 p.m.
 

Allegheny County restored the security clearance of a union organizer who worked at the county jail, allowing her to return to her former position, county spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed Tuesday.

Sister Barbara Finch lost her county security clearance at the jail in January, a move she interpreted as a firing. Finch was a lead organizer among employees of Corizon Correctional Healthcare, a Tennessee-based medical contractor that serves the jail.

Corizon and the United Steelworkers are expected to begin contract negotiations soon, according to a joint statement from both organizations.

In a prepared statement, Corizon's interim chief operating officer, Carla Cesario, said the company had no control over the removal of Finch's security clearance.

“We are moving forward and will remain focused on our mission of providing quality care,” Cesario said.

 

 
 


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