Judge: ARH Will Pay Millions In Back Pay To Nurses

WYMT, December 6, 2007 It is a big win for ARH nurses in a two year old
fight over pay issues. A federal appeals court ruled Appalachian
Regional Healthcare will have to pay millions in back pay to nurses.
The dispute started back in 2005, long before the strike, but nurses on
the picket line in Hazard say the decision renews their energy to fight
for what they believe is right. "It was wonderful, it was great," said
Kim Hurt with the Kentucky Nurses Association. If the federal appeals
court decision stands, hundreds of registered nurses, like Kim Hurt,
will receive more than three and a half million dollars in back pay
from ARH. ... Judge