TOLEDO, Ohio — A union spokesperson says Senator Sherrod Brown will be in Toledo Friday and will join striking Mercy Health health care workers on the picket line.

Senator Brown is expected to be on the picket line outside Mercy Health St. Vincent's Medical Center at 1:30 p.m.

According to a press release from the UAW, Senator Brown hopes to hear firsthand the issues that prompted the health care workers to strike.

The strike is on day five with no end in sight. Nurses and other health care workers want better healthcare coverage and better on-call hours.

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Toledo mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz also spoke out about the strike on Thursday.

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