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Sun July 27, 2014
Santa Fe Hospital Staff Withdraw Strike Threat
A union that represents workers at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has withdrawn a threat to strike, even as a vote on a contract is due.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.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com
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