Officials On Both Sides Of Strike Consider West Virginia Governor's Suggestion

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

Officials with both sides in the ARH nurses strike are considering a suggestion from West Virginia's governor.

The Kentucky and West Virginia Nurses Associations did not meet Monday with Appalachian Regional Healthcare officials, but the unions' cheif negotiator tells me the nurses are considering going back to work temporarily under their old contract.

KNA and WVNA officials met to discuss West Virginia Governor Manchin's suggestion that about 600 nurses on strike go back to work for 90 days while the two sides continue new contract talks.

Nurses at the Hazard ARH picket line say they don't want to comment about the idea until union leaders give the governor a response in writing.

ARH officials declined an on camera interview, but say they hope a federal mediator will schedule more talks this week.

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