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E.M.M.C. Nurses back at the Bargaining Table 

Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center head back to the bargaining table on Monday, November 29th.Contract negotiations came to a halt nearly three weeks ago, when the nurses and hospital couldn’t come to an agreement on several key points.The nurses say their biggest issue is that they want better patient to staff ratios.The hospital says they have given their best offer.A federal mediator was brought in earlier this month to try and work things out, but told both sides that no agreement could be reached at that time.A week ago, nurses held a one-day strike outside the hospital, that followed a two day lockout by hospital administrators.The nurses were replaced for those three days by more than 200 nurses brought in by E.M.M.C. from around the country.