The unions representing about 1800 employees at the University of Rochester and Strong Hospital say their contract talks have broken off, with no further meetings until next Monday.
As a result, members of the SEIU plan to picket the campus on Friday. This is informational picketing, which means they will be carrying signs on their breaks, and not actually striking the facility.
The union says the main issue has to do with a change in their health benefits.
The U of R issued a statement saying it is committed to offering a compensation package that is highly competitive, and is not seeking to reduce pay or eliminate benefits. But the university says its changes would help better control costs for health care coverage