Temple parties set to talk again

Jane M. Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 15, 2010 After a week without talks, negotiators for Temple University Hospital and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals will meet at 1 PM Friday at the request of state mediator Mark Lamont. US Representative Bob Brady, himself a union carpenter, has been working behind the scenes to bring the two sides together, the union said. City Council members Bill Greenlee, Darrell Clarke and Maria Quinones-Sanchez are expected to introduce a resolution at Thursday's council meeting to urge the two sides to negotiate in good faith. Temple's 1,500 nurses, social workers, therapists, technologists and other allied professionals have been on strike since March 31.