Nurses to Strike 

Unionized nurses at Eastern Maine Medical

Center have filed a 10-day notice to strike…after overwhelmingly rejectingthe hospital’s latestcontract offer.

More than 80 percent of the voting nurses opted to reject what the hospital called its &quot:last, best offer.&quot:

A key issue is the makeup of a &quot:professional practice

committee&quot: that would give direct-care nurses more input into

staffing and other issues.

Hospital officials now say they’re preparing for the possible strike.