Regional
1:56 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

Santa Fe Hospital Staff Withdraw Strike Threat

Credit NM Department of Health

  A union that represents workers at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has withdrawn a threat to strike, even as a vote on a contract is due.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1pkAEZV) that union officials announced late Saturday will not carry out a strike.

Union president Fonda Osborn says workers are still unhappy but that the hospital has made some movement in discussions.

Staffing levels are a major point of contention between the two sides.

Union members are supposed to vote Sunday on the latest offer from the hospital, which includes a promise to ensure an adequate number of nurses and technicians.

The current contract agreement expires Thursday.

Osborn says the withdrawal means union workers can keep working beyond the expiration date.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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