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Government workers hold union rally outside VA Medical Center on Grand

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Workers at the John Cochran VA Medical Center will hold a rally Thursday, September 14 outside the hospital. Members of the American Federation of Government Workers want to raise awareness of what they call dangerously low staffing levels at facilities around the country.

The union claims the shortages are depriving veterans of the health care they deserve. They say it’s also creating risks to patient safety and a hazardous work environment.