If contract talks do not succeed this week, workers at Medina Memorial Hospital plan to stage a one-day work stoppage, union officials said Tuesday.
The Upstate New York division of Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers East represents 325 workers at the 70-bed Medina Memorial. The union’s planned work stoppage would follow a one-day strike it staged in May.
SEIU members including registered and licensed practical nurses, medical technicians and maintenance workers, have been working without a contract since their previous labor pact ran out Jan. 1. Despite the oversight of a federal mediator, no meeting of the minds on wages, health coverage, education and training benefits, and other economic issues wages has so far emerged.
“Management will not meet us halfway,” SEIU workers complained in a statement.
The most recent round of talks over a new labor agreement broke off today. Slated for July 13, the one-day strike would take place if a new agreement is not reached in a bargaining session planned for Friday. The session would be the latest in a string of 28, most overseen by a federal mediator, over the last six months.
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