Federal Mediator Calls ARH & KNA Back To The Table

A federal mediator calls split sides back to the table.

It's the fifth day for hundreds of union members with the Kentucky and West Virginia Nurses Associations on strike from Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

KNA members rejected a final new contract offer from ARH last week for what they claim to be poor staffing issues.

ARH officials say going to the table doesn't necessarily mean negotiations will resume.

ARH president and CEO Jerry Haynes says quote "We will certainly consider opportunities that do not compromise the positions of ARH, to bring the strike to an end and return our nurses to work." end quote.

The Letcher County Fiscal Court passed a resolution for the two organizations to resolve the issue, due to concerns for the health care of people who live there.

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