WATCH LIVE: AMR to handle labor points this afternoon

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – American Medical Response is holding a information convention on Friday to debate labor points throughout the firm.

The information convention might be on the Springfield headquarters on 595 Cottage Avenue round 1:00 p.m. and 22News will be live streaming the news conference.

This comes after AMR employees rallied on Monday to assist AMR paramedics and EMTs for livable wages and honest working situations.

A information launch despatched to 22Information by AMR medics and EMT’s mentioned that workers had been promised higher working situations, higher staffing, and livable wages since a brand new regional supervisor was employed six months in the past. They mentioned these guarantees haven’t been saved.

Name quantity for 911 calls and transfers have elevated the previous a number of years as a result of ambulance firm Medcare being bought by AMR.

Medcare has a contract via Baystate Medical Middle to do all transfers out of their six hospitals in western Massachusetts together with NICU transfers. AMR additionally has a contract with Mercy Hospital.