Union votes to authorize strike notice amid contract negotiations with Commonwealth Health
Commonwealth Health System is being called upon to negotiate a better contract for nurses at Regional Hospital in Scranton.
Workers at Regional Hospital in Scranton are asking for higher wages.
The SEIU Healthcare Union voted Tuesday to authorize a strike notice if contract negotiations don’t go their way. The current contract expired on Saturday.
Union members say negotiations will continue over the next few weeks. At a press conference Wednesday, workers said the low pay makes it difficult to recruit and retain staff, and to provide quality care.
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