Mercy Nurses Strike Averted, For Now

KCAU-TV, June 28, 2010 Monday night, a strike by nurses at a Sioux City hospital has been averted, at least for the time being. The union representing more than 400 registered nurses at Mercy Medical Center, and the hospital, have agreed to extend the current contract beyond Wednesday's midnight expiration. That follows a vote today in which 205 of 217 nurses rejected the current contract. The nurses have been asking for armed security guards to protect them, their patients and visitors from intruders since the building is always open. And they'd like to see a cleaner environment at the hospital. All content © Copyright 2001 - 2010 WorldNow and KCAU-TV. All Rights Reserved.