Temple to add temps if nurses strike
PHILADELPHIA - March 26, 2010 -- Officials at Temple University Hospital say they've hired 850 temporary workers in preparation for a possible strike by nurses and other staff members due to a contract dispute.
Hospital CEO Sandy Gomberg says care at the hospital would not be affected if about 1,000 nurses and 500 other staffers go on strike next week.
The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals has set a strike deadline for Wednesday morning. Negotiators from both sides last met on March 15 and talks are in mediation.
A strike would also affect staff members such as respiratory therapists and social workers. Gomberg says the temporary workers are arriving for orientation.
Sticking points in the negotiations include pay increases and health care benefits.
philadelphia, pennsylvania, local/state
- Skydiver in fatal South Jersey accident ID'd 42 min ago
- Sunny today, more clouds tomorrow
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Medical chopper called to crash on Route 55 46 min ago
- Jogger helps rescue man from Schuylkill River
- Photos: Pictures from NJ skydiving accident 42 min ago
- Boston Marathon to be under tight security
- SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'
- Surveillance expected from Target heist
- Teen stowaway survives flight in landing gear
- Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
- Oscar Mayer hot dogs recalled due to misbranding
- Photos: Jamie Apody welcomes Baby Chase!
- Skydiver in fatal South Jersey accident ID'd
42 min ago