Ohio Nurses Association: Youngstown Nurses Strike

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ohio Nurses Association

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered Nurses members of the
 Ohio Nurses Association, and its affiliate, the Youngstown General Duty Nurses
 Association (YGDNA) will go on strike at Western Reserve Care System/Forum
 Health located in Youngstown OH.  The strike is scheduled to take place on
 May 1, 2001 at 3:30 p.m.  There are 771 Registered Nurses members in the
 bargaining unit.  Bonnie Lambert, President of the YGDNA said, "Youngstown
 Nurses would rather fight than quit.  We are fighting for our patients, our
 families, our lives and our profession.  We have tried to negotiate an
 agreement that will attract and retain registered nurses; however, many issues
 remain unresolved."  Two of the most important practice issues involve safe
 staffing and the elimination of mandatory overtime.  The Ohio Nurses
 Association and the Medical Center are also far apart on wages and benefits.
     A mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has been
 involved in the negotiations for several weeks.
     The Ohio Nurses Association is the largest membership organization for
 registered nurses in Ohio.  ONA is the identified leader and advocate for
 quality health care, nursing and nurses in Ohio.  ONA is headquartered in
 Columbus.
 
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SOURCE Ohio Nurses Association
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered Nurses members of the
 Ohio Nurses Association, and its affiliate, the Youngstown General Duty Nurses
 Association (YGDNA) will go on strike at Western Reserve Care System/Forum
 Health located in Youngstown OH.  The strike is scheduled to take place on
 May 1, 2001 at 3:30 p.m.  There are 771 Registered Nurses members in the
 bargaining unit.  Bonnie Lambert, President of the YGDNA said, "Youngstown
 Nurses would rather fight than quit.  We are fighting for our patients, our
 families, our lives and our profession.  We have tried to negotiate an
 agreement that will attract and retain registered nurses; however, many issues
 remain unresolved."  Two of the most important practice issues involve safe
 staffing and the elimination of mandatory overtime.  The Ohio Nurses
 Association and the Medical Center are also far apart on wages and benefits.
     A mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has been
 involved in the negotiations for several weeks.
     The Ohio Nurses Association is the largest membership organization for
 registered nurses in Ohio.  ONA is the identified leader and advocate for
 quality health care, nursing and nurses in Ohio.  ONA is headquartered in
 Columbus.
 
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