Mercy nurses reject contract

Union, hospital will continue negotiations. Dave Dreeszen, Sioux City Journal, June 29, 2010 Sioux City - Union nurses at Mercy Medical Center on Monday overwhelming rejected the latest contract offer from the Sioux City hospital. But the two sides said they would continue to negotiate past the expiration of the current three-year contract on Wednesday, averting - at least for now - a potential strike. Of the 217 registered nurses who voted Monday, 205, or 95 percent, rejected the hospital’s “last, best and final offer,” while only 12 supported it, said Marvin Harrington, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222. ... Mercy