Federal mediator join Fletcher Allen nurses talks

Leslie Wright, Burlington Free Press, July 7, 2006

Labor talks between Fletcher Allen Health Care and the hospital's nurses resumed Thursday after more than a week off and just days before the expiration of their contract. A federal mediator has been called in as work continues toward a settlement that has eluded the two sides in four months of negotiations.

The three-year contract between Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Local 5221, representing 1,500 nurses is set to expire at midnight Sunday.

Talks are scheduled to continue today. ... Federal