"We have to be held accountable to those taxpayers. We have to be held accountable to the veterans and hopefully the message can get out there that we are all in this together. They have fought the battle, now let's care for them," said Ralph Anderson, president of Local 1384.
According to workers, the hospital is seeing an influx of veterans lately. Many have served recently in Iraq and Afghanistan, but even a lot of Vietnam vets are entering the system for the first time.