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Health care workers at Sparrow Hospital will vote Tuesday on whether to go on strike next week.

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A formal vote will be held from Tuesday to Sunday. If members approve the strike, thousands of Sparrow employees could walk out of their jobs.

A union representing thousands of health care workers at Sparrow Hospital will vote Tuesday on whether to go on strike next week.

Over the last several months, the Professional Employees Council of Sparrow Hospital has been trying to negotiate a contract on behalf of health care workers at Sparrow.

The previous contract expired at the end of October and an agreement has not yet been reached between workers and the hospital.

Genevieve Bancroft is a negotiating team member with the Professional Employees Council of Sparrow Hospital.

“We proposed raises and what the hospital has offered do not meet anything that will entice people to come to Sparrow and they've not done anything to encourage those of us that are here to stay.”