Pennsylvania hospital nurses asked to cancel one-day strike

Indiana (Pa.) Regional Medical Center is asking unionized nurses to cancel their plans to strike next week, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

Nurses scheduled the one-day strike for Nov. 26.

Hospital administrators asked the nurses to cancel the plans by noon Nov. 21 to prevent more than $1.5 million in temporary staffing costs that would result from the walkout, according to the report.

The Indiana Registered Nurses Association and medical center have been negotiating a new contract for about 380 union members.

Health insurance costs and wages reportedly have been key sticking points in the negotiations.


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