February 3, 2014 11:29 PM
By Kaitlynn Riely / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A nun who worked for five years as a registered nurse at the Allegheny County Jail infirmary was fired last week for spearheading unionization efforts, an organizer for the United Steelworkers union said Monday.
Sister Barbara Finch, a Sister of St. Joseph of Baden, had her security clearances revoked and was dismissed from her job Thursday after she expressed concerns about staffing, safety issues and patient care during meetings at the jail, said Randa Ruge, the union organizer.
“It became clear that she was one of the leading activists in the organizing drive,” Ms. Ruge said, referring to ongoing unionization efforts at the jail. Read more