Health center workers rally against layoffs

Many of those fired, a group that includes nurses, doctors, and mental health workers

Health center workers rally against layoffs

Dozens of fired workers and their supporters demonstrated outside the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury Friday morning to protest what they say is retaliation for trying to organize a union.

Twenty employees of the center were let go Thursday afternoon, some in the middle of their shifts, according to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which is holding an election next week. Many of those fired, a group that includes nurses, doctors, and mental health workers, supported the union campaign.

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