Mediator Calls Striking Nurses, Temple Hospital Back to Table

Kim Glovas, KYW, April 15, 2010 The nurses' strike at Temple University Hospital has entered its third week (see previous stories), but there is hope on the horizon. A state mediator has called both sides back to the bargaining table for a Friday meeting. Temple Hospital's unionized nurses and support staff are still picketing after walking off the job on March 31st. The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals represents about 1,500 people. The two sides remain at odds over wages, health benefits, and staffing levels. But now the state mediator has called for representatives from both sides to be back at the bargaining table at 1 PM Friday. ... Mediator