Nurses Strike a Deal with Mercy Medical Center

kmeg14, June 26, 2007 Nurses with the Local 222 have struck a contract deal with Mercy Medical Center. The contract came down to a vote Monday night, a week after the union said they would strike if a deal wasn't reached. KMEG 14's Denise Hnytka joined us live from the union office with details of the agreement. According to union representatives, 80% of the registered nurses voted for a new deal including a 4% pay increase each year, insurance benefits, an overtime limit and higher starting wage. Union officials say the talks were tense at times but remained civil overall. ... Nurses