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 ":last, best offer.":
A key issue is the makeup of a ":professional practice
committee": that would give direct-care nurses more input into
staffing and other issues.
Hospital officials now say they’re preparing for the possible strike.